Online Tools to Help You Focus Sometimes, sitting down and getting work done can seem like an insurmountable challenge. With a whole world of distractions out there and tons of things you’d rather be doing, staying focused isn’t always easy. Luckily, there are some great tech tools available that could increase your productivity and lead to some seriously focused study sessions. Self Control For students who have trouble staying off of Facebook, there’s a tool to help you gain some self control. This app will block you from your favorite websites for set blocks at a time, so you can create a blacklist that will prevent you from wasting valuable study time.
One-to-One Technology Integration in the Upper Elementary Classroom As a third grade teacher who has been fortunate enough to work in a 1:1 classroom for the past three years, I believe that the upper elementary grades are the ideal time to integrate 1:1 technology into the classroom. Because students at that age level often spend extended parts of the school day with one homeroom teacher, integrating technology smoothly across multiple subjects is easier than it would be if students had different teachers for each individual class period. Despite this advantage, there have been some bumps along the road as I've worked to integrate my class set of netbooks into the daily life of my classroom. Hoping that other upper elementary teachers can learn from both my successes and mistakes, here are four tips to teachers beginning to integrate 1:1 devices in the upper elementary classroom. 1) Teach Safe, Effective Technology Use
Special Needs – Teacher Resources Highlights 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more! October Calendar of Events October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31).
Online Learning Update Employers like MOOCs — if they know what one is April 15th, 2014 By Jake New, Editor, eCampus News MOOCs-employers-studentsEmployers are fans of massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. Bonjour, Hola, 你好: resources to help teach any language & a chance to win $100! Are you a World languages teacher looking for a fresh way to engage your students? Take a look at our curated collection of foreign language resources to help students at all levels master French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, German, Japanese, Russian and more. The collection features a variety of free and premium activities from wikis, murder mystery projects, and speed dating activities, to bartering simulations and Blendspace lessons with videos and quizzes. Don’t teach a foreign language? Our content gurus have also prepared teaching collections for the Common Core, Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Studies.
Putting theory into practice: social sciences needs analysis Karen Rupp-Serrano, a, a Head of Collection Development, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman, OK, 73019, USA Available online 29 November 2001 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Get rights and content Abstract Needs analysis is a systematic process whereby information concerning a service agency and its environment is gathered by a variety of data collection methods.
Maths Maps – A New Collaborative Project I am excited to introduce you to my new project idea that I hope will result in some engaging content for our classes. It is collaborative in the same way the Interesting Ways resources are and I will need your help to make it a success. Elevator Pitch Using Google Maps.Maths activities in different places around the world.One location, one maths topic, one map.Activities explained in placemarks in Google Maps.Placemarks geotagged to the maths it refers to. “How wide is this swimming pool?” Teaching Special Kids: Online Resources, Special Education Curriculum Finding strategies for working with special needs students can be a challenge for full-time special education teachers, let alone teachers who work on a part-time basis with kids facing challenges . Education World understands the problems you face and offers online resources that can help you better understand -- and help -- students with special needs. Today, almost every classroom includes a number of students who are dealing with a disability -- either physical, educational, emotional, or a combination of all three.
Excerpted from Netiquette by Virginia Shea The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. Click on each rule for elaboration. Introduction Rule 1: Remember the Human Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace Rule 4: Respect other people's time and bandwidth Rule 5: Make yourself look good online Rule 6: Share expert knowledge Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control Rule 8: Respect other people's privacy Rule 9: Don't abuse your power Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people's mistakes Next page ...Previous page ...Core Rules ...Netiquette Contents