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What is Character Education? Teaching students how to take responsibility for their actions and to treat others with respect. Showing students that there are specific payoffs in life for doing those things.
While I haven't had time to respond to all the comments I received on the framework I posted yesterday, I did engage in a short conversation with Sylvia Tolisano about turning the Seven Degrees of Connectness into an infographic.
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Attend this workshop to improve your ability to integrate instruction with educational technology. Join author, former practitioner, and McREL Principal Consultant, Elizabeth Hubbell at this interactive event based on McREL’s popular ASCD publication, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works . This workshop pairs an overview of nine research-based categories of instructional strategies for increasing student achievement with engaging educational technology applications and integration methods.
Special Needs Apps
Well it’s been just over 2 years since I tentatively pulled out my iPhone in class and trialled using the app ‘Evernote’ for the first time. If it wasn’t love at first use, it sure was close. Since then I’ve blogged about it , talked at numerous conferences about it, posted hundreds of tweets declaring my love for it, and watched countless other teachers who I’ve introduced Evernote to blog about it, tell others about it etc etc.
I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. Use this form to gather some indication from your new class about their likes and dislikes, their favourite lessons or after school clubs they enjoy.
Yesterday, I published a review of MapFab which is a fabulous, free, and simple tool for creating maps online. Writing that post got me thinking about all of the other free map creation tools that I've reviewed over the years. Google Maps and Google Earth are my favorite tools for creating maps, but not every school allows teachers and students to download it.
Elementary Communication Arts