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Free Technology for Teachers Free Technology for Teachers This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. Many of us using technology in the classroom find ourselves caught between two worlds: Apple and Google. Apple’s iPad is a fantastic tool in the classroom which provides students with various opportunities to consume, create, and communicate. Similar to a swiss-army knife, it is only limited by how we choose to use it. At the same time, Google apps provide students with cloud-based services, from search to document creation and sharing, that work seamlessly on iPad.
"We don't get it. One day she says we should do one thing, and then the next day she says something different." This statement is felt by all but spoken by Carmen, a student from one of the two communities involved in the project. The Maya youth in the Guatemalan pueblos of Chirijox and San Juan La Laguna speak Spanish and their indigenous language. My language limitations leave me temporarily in the dark. I do not completely comprehend her words, but the anxiety is evident. Blogs Blogs
Stump The Teacher There have been numerous people doing the More Homework Meme and a few folks have tagged me. However, I am complying with the homework that my Twitter Best Friend For Life, Lyn Hilt, assigned me, as she was the first to tag me. I think it is a great way to get to know our fellow bloggers/tweeters, so here it goes. For starters, here are 11 random facts about me many people may not know. Stump The Teacher
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"No School - All Schools - Boston""No School - All Schools - Canton""No School - All Schools - Walpole" Yippee! That's the one! I remember sitting in front of the television or listening to the radio with my brothers and sisters waiting for the No School - All School announcement! Living in the "W" town our anticipation kept building and building after each letter of the alphabet. No School - All Schools! No School - All Schools!
Inside the classroom, outside the box! Inside the classroom, outside the box! “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.” Alexander Graham Bell Guest Blog Post by Wayne Fisher, Elementary Science Specialist There is an urban myth that the only day you can balance an egg on its end is during the spring equinox, which happened to be March 20th at 12:57 pm.
Diary of a Public School Teacher! 2 Apr Childhood, Where Art Thou? Why Can’t Kids Be Kids? My girls are coming in with highlights in their hair. Diary of a Public School Teacher!
Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word A new teacher asked me, "How can I deal with a student who chronically misbehaves? He interferes with the learning of other students." There are three suggestions I gave her. First, redirect the other students' attentions from this student.
Thanks to the awesome connection to CASIS, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, our 5th grade classrooms are participating in the Ants in Space project. Partnering up with CASIS, BioEd, and the researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, we are able to be a part of an actual investigation that involves real world science! This research involves ants, investigation design, collection of data, and student observation in connection to the actual science investigation that occurred on the International Space Station. Conversations: Learning and Growing Conversations: Learning and Growing