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Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock – Tools to Maximize Communication

Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock – Tools to Maximize Communication
Learning Doesn’t Stop At 3 O’Clock: Four Reasons Teachers and Students Need a Class Blog Last March I received an email from my superintendent thanking me for my outstanding work. At first I was a bit confused. Four Reasons Teachers Need a Class Blog 1. 2. 3. 4. Click this link to access the Pearltrees collection of tools introduced in this post. Like this: Like Loading... About Lee Araoz K-12 Technology Coordinator, instructional coach, staff developer, speaker and author. This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged Classroom, Common Core, Ed Tech Apps, Education, Educational technology, Educators, ELA, Highly effective, Instructional Strategies, K through 12, Student, Teacher, Tech for Teachers. Related:  Tech For Teachersכלים והדרכהammad

The Power of Twitter: Personalized PD At Your Fingertips | The Golden Age of Education Have you ever wanted to be in two places at the same time? Do you often feel as if you’re being pulled in three directions? In my roles as teacher, technology staff developer and father of four I frequently feel this way. Long Island Connected Educators Summit 2015 (#CELI15) Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project 88th Reunion (#TCRWP) Learning NEVER Stops on Twitter The awesome power of Twitter allowed me to participate in both conferences simultaneously while at my son’s snowy LAX practice. Six Take-Aways From My Personalized PD Session on Twitter: Six Signposts Prezi Presentation: Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading is an excellent book co-written by one of the keynote speakers at the TCRWP reunion. SLIME: Students of Long Island Maker Expo: WWP Library in Farmingdale, NY shared this flyer for an amazing expo celebrating the creativity and innovation of Long island students in grades K-12. Like this: Like Loading...

How to play Print coloring pages fromhere Paint inside the bordered figures as well as you can Download Chromville app for FREE from APP Store or GOOGLE PLAY Point to the coloring pages and bring characters to life! 10tech The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion. Made at Tagxedo – it’s in this list! The List Added in the comments and via Twitter: Add To This List Have another recommendation?

App Smashing For Educators: Leveraging Tools To Maximize Communication | Imagine Easy Blog Parent-teacher communication has always been a cornerstone for success in education. For decades, schools have attempted to build and maintain this crucial bridge to lasting learning. Research shows that the stronger the connection between home and school, the greater the academic achievement can be for students. In socioeconomically challenged school districts, this correlation is magnified tenfold! Highly Effective Communication Tools Device-agnostic applications have been game changers in the field of educational technology. Smore, Kahoot! Each of these applications is a powerful tool by itself, but when “smashed” together, their value to teachers increases exponentially. App Smashing:The process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project. Quizlet + Remind One of the most frustrating things teachers and parents hear children say is, “Test? This common problem can be easily eliminated with the following app smash: Smore + Quizlet + Kahoot!

Tech For Teachers Course Description A hands-on, high-tech workshop for teachers of grades 6-12. High-energy sessions designed for all learning levels. Participate in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of digital tools and resources tailored for the secondary (grades 6-12) educator. Increase Student Engagement Maximize Parent Involvement Click below for a Prezi preview of just some of these amazing education technology applications. Lee Araoz - Ext. 7222

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Life Feast: PROJECT: An image a week (with EFL learners) Let me share a project which has started this week, the "AN IMAGE A WEEK " project. Some weeks ago, while reading about the 365 Project I started playing with the idea of having my students share images and write texts about them. However, I thought a photo a day would be impractical for my reality. Then, why not AN IMAGE A WEEK? Each student would take a photo to represent their week, write a 50-word text about it and send it to an assigned e-mail. My second thought was: why not invite other teachers from different countries to participate as well? We'll have two groups from Uberlândia (Brazil), a group from Croatia, two groups from Italy, a group from Belgium and a group from Chicago. The first step was to set up the main page (a posterous blog) for the posts.Then, to help our group work develop better I created a facebook group where teachers involved have been exchanging ideas. The project will take place from the 8th February to 22nd June, which make 20 weeks altogether.

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School “Rockstar” is a term that is being thrown around among educators lately. A few teachers and administrators who try new instructional practices—many that inevitably involve tech tools—earn that rockstar praise from their connected colleagues online. But, teachers are driven by the same thing at their core: they want to do what is best for kids. Here are five ways school leaders can create a culture that motivates all teachers in your school to take a risk and try something new. 1. We have all heard it while crowding around the microwave waiting to warm up lunch or pacing the playground for recess duty. School leaders can tap into those smaller conversations and spread that excitement. Open staff meetings with 3 quick stories from teachers about something positive that happened in their classrooms recently. 2. Teachers are told time and time again to differentiate, personalize, and meet their students where they are. In our experience, teachers also want to see tried and true examples. 3.

The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Poster My Wall This is one of the most popular web tools out there. 2- Befunky This is basically a photo editor that allows users to create posters. 3- Picassa This is a powerful free image hosting and editing tool. 4- Art Skills You can use the poster making wizard of Arts Skills to create engaging posters. 5- Muzy Thoughts This is a really cool web tool to use to create posters for your classroom. 6- Posterini This is an online web tool that lets you create posters with WYSIWYC interface. 7- Smore This is an ideal web tool for those interested in creating flyers. 8- Zeen Zeen is another great tool you should consider when thinking about creating engaging posters to use with your students.

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