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August 7, 2012 To all my educator colleagues: As you all know, I retired in June of 2011 from my school district job as Director of Technology. I retired to spend more time learning new things to support you as you embed technology into teaching and learning in a meaningful way. I now have the time to visit districts and help with their technology-related initiatives, teach online graduate courses for the Wilkes/Discovery Masters program, and host several webinar series. Also, with this retirement, I have had the time to develop and enhance some online information sources for you. Since I started the Schrockguide in June of 1995, a lot has changed. However, I am not retired from providing you with great resources and ideas to support teaching and learning! I have moved all the support information for my presentations over to Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything, located here, to help you as you think about the practical and pedagogical uses of technology. Kathy

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myreads Engagement motivates students to read and enables new learning to take place by: Empowering teachers with effective strategies Engaging students in purposeful social practices 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom Facebook isn't just a great way for you to find old friends or learn about what's happening this weekend, it is also an incredible learning tool. Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be entirely possible in traditional classroom settings. Read on to learn how you can be using Facebook in your classroom, no matter if you are a professor, student, working online, or showing up in person for class. Note: Check out our updated version of this article for even more suggestions on Facebook in your class.

K-3 Primary Topic resources, posters, visual aids, printables - SparkleBox Australia Editable topic book covers (Ref: SB8559) Printable book covers for your topic books or folders. Includes colour and black and white versions with space for pupil name, class and term. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition Funeral Service Workers Funeral Service Workers Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral. view profile » Insurance Underwriters Insurance Underwriters Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance, and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.

Creating a Game-Based Online Class One of the things that I like the most about the field of instructional design is the opportunity to think about that hard to quantify meta-level where you are teaching someone how to teach someone else. The most effective way to do this is to have your learner live the experience that you are trying to teach them to create. Unfortunately, the medium of a blog post does not permit me to teach you how to create a game-based curriculum by experiencing it. This adds a layer of complexity to my task, but one that is not insurmountable. It is my hope that you can follow these easy steps to design and implement your own game-based class in the near future. Step 1: Define your Objectives This is exactly the same process you should undertake at the beginning of planning for any class.

Few large M&A deals are expected for the rest of the year - Related Stories - CPA Letter Daily Skip to main content Browse All Briefs by Topic Few large M&A deals are expected for the rest of the year Forward to a friend Rob Kindler, who heads Morgan Stanley's global mergers-and-acquisitions division, said he foresees far fewer M&A deals this year compared with last year.

Reverse Dictionary <div id="needs_javascript"><center><b>Note: The new Reverse Dictionary requires JavaScript.</b><br /><img src="/img/a.gif?q=omg_a_user_without_js"> If you have disabled JavaScript in your browser, please <a href=" it for this site</a> or use the <a href="/?w=entersearchhere&loc=revfp_legacy">old version of the reverse dictionary</a> here. 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units.

Startup America: A Campaign To Celebrate, Inspire And Accelerate Entrepreneurship Note from the editor: This is a guest post from Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer. During last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama challenged the Nation to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build our competition to win the future. A critical ingredient in this endeavor is the creative spirit of the American entrepreneur that featured prominently in the President’s Strategy for American Innovation – a framework for long-term economic growth and sustainable job creation. Today, President Obama celebrated the launch of Startup America, a national (public/private) campaign to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship across all corners of the country, and the formation of the Startup America Partnership to catalyze private support for entrepreneurial ecosystems. To kick-start the campaign, the Obama Administration announced 27 public and private commitments organized across five key goals:

Bien qu'en anglais, ce site présente le Guide pour enseignants de Kathy Schrock (voir la perle de son site personnel), professeure émérite et spécialiste des technologies de l'enseignement. Ce guide est en fait un répertoire de sites web destinés à l'amélioration du curriculum des enseignants et à leur développement professionnel. On y trouve autant des ressources permettant aux enseignants d'apprendre et d'autres disponibles pour permettre aux enseignants d'enseigner aux élèves. Les enseignants sont ainsi mieux préparés à accompagner et guider leurs élèves sur le web. by cathcw Mar 5

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