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Mobile Learning: 50+ Resources & Tips I believe mobile devices will transform education. This is why I created a free ebook, Effective Mobile Learning: 50+ Quick Tips & Resources with helpful tips and several resources to help support this trend. One reason is because mobile devices are designed in a way that forces the teacher to give control to the learner. When we equip a classroom with iPads, iPods, small tablets, or cellphones the learning is literally put in the hands of the students. The teacher has to facilitate and walk around the room to manage the learning. Below are a list of 50+ Mobile Learning resources & growing! Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) What's Happening Now 2014 Legislative Session Link to all Education Related Bills Learn More... 2013-14 Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Award Winners Named

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup An educator's and parent's guide to websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology and accessible instructional materials. Getting Started Whether low-tech, high-tech, or somewhere in between, assistive technology and related services play an important role in reducing barriers to learning for students with a variety of special needs and challenges. Listen to parent Jeanne Dwyer, as she discusses her experiences using technology to help her son build independence, in this video from the Maryland State Department of Education: For Educators

Brain Games What can you do to help your brain stay sharp? A lot! These five steps may help keep our minds limber and healthy! 1. Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Makes It Eight Years In A Row As Number One In Advanced Placement Success in 2014 Maryland Public Television (MPT) Common Core Standards Video Messages PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENT: Comment period opens for a one year waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1225(b), to extend the period of availability of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 School Improvement Grant (SIG) Title I, Part A funds awarded under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), until September 30, 2015 (April 11, 2014)

How to use Rubrics Rubrics are a way to assess work using criteria. The assessor sets up a series of statements that reflect the different levels of criteria fulfilment and then assesses the work using a rubric grid. From version 2.2 moodle supports rubric grading. This requires several steps, explained below. This guide uses Assignment for the rubric grading example. 1. Minnesota On April 9, Minnesota’s State Capitol was buzzing with the sounds of students, parents, educators and advocates—Minnesotans from across the state who came together to watch Governor Mark Dayton sign the Safe and Supportive Schools Act into law. Read Commissioner Casselius' statement. Read about the event and what the new law means for Minnesota. Members of the Minnesota Youth Council visited the state education department to learn more about what we do. The Minnesota Department of Education's Student Advisory Committee planned and hosted the event which involved exhibits and presentations from a variety of MDE divisions, including: STEM, Food, Safety and Nutrition, College and Career Success, Postsecondary Transition Services and more. The School Breakfast Initiative held an event at Adams Elementary in Coon Rapids, to launch the 2014-15 School Breakfast Challenge.

Scale of the Universe 2 This resource can be used to help enhance any unit on the universe or the structure of matter. This resource is so simple to use and understand that it could work well in a variety of settings. You can use it as a starting point to talk about the structure of matter and the building blocks of matter—atoms. Or, you could go the other way and use the resource to help give students a feel for the size of the universe.