Author Archives: Bobbi Gore

About Bobbi Gore

I am a high school English teacher at Santa Fe South charter school in Oklahoma City. I love incorporating technology into my classroom, and I am always willing to try something new with my students.

Gamifying and Zombifying The Great Gatsby

I started this year asking my students how they would design school. I noticed they really struggle with this question, because they have spent 11 years in the system that has been created for them. However, the things I kept … Continue reading

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My New Classroom Setup

When I first walked into my classroom it looked like this: It had no color, vibrancy or life to it. I knew I could never learn in a space like this, nor did I want to work in one. So … Continue reading

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I have been spending a lot of time considering how to “gamify” my classroom, and I think I have come up with phase one. Gamification is one of those buzz words that are going around now. Companies are gamifying shopping experiences. Classrooms … Continue reading

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Google Forms for Rubrics

I stumbled across a wonderful idea on Twitter one day. Use Google Forms to create rubrics for grading! My class is completely paperless, and I’m always looking for ways to make things easier with the computer, and the rubric idea … Continue reading

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A Successful Monday

As I said in my last post, I planned on spending my PD time on Monday figuring out how to add a little preschool to my high school English class. I located the perfect article “Finding Center: How Learning Centers … Continue reading

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My Plan for Monday

This Monday morning, I get to spend my PD time researching on my own. What do I want to learn? What do I want to get better at? How will I improve my practice? My thoughts: take my class back to … Continue reading

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Standards Based Learning

Last year my honors class and I researched Standards Based Learning and worked together to make the switch. This year, with the help of coworkers and my new assistant principal, I will be implementing the practice in all of my … Continue reading

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