CS Principles for High School - Course Registration for the 2015 CSP4HS course is open. Please see Registration link above or "Register Please" button below. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the course lessons. You must be registered and logged in to access course content. CSP4HS provides six-weeks of free online instruction to educators who are interested in learning more about CS Principles (CS Principles), which is a new Advanced Placement course being developed by the College Board. The course will begin during the week of June 1, 2015, and end during the week of July 24 (there will be two weeks off between June 19th –July 5th). Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom!
8 Google Forms Formative Assessment Tips If you use Google Forms for formative assessment quizzes here are some tips for managing the resulting spreadsheet. When organizing data it is important that your data match. Trying to sort data by student name can be sketchy when students type in their own name. They might use “Robert” one day and “Bob” another. A Must Have Google Drive App for Teachers May 8, 2014 Since the introduction of add-ons to Google Drive a few weeks ago, I tried several of these extensions on my Google Drive and I am really impressed by the great service some of them offer. Today, I am sharing with you one of my favourite apps to use on Google Sheets. This add-on is called Doctopus. Doctopus is a handy Spreadhseet script which allows teachers to make copies and hand out google Drive files to students listed in a Google Sheet.
Favorite Web Tools Schoology– Learning management system with an online discussion capability perfect for extending conversations beyond the walls of the physical classroom to give every student a voice. Evernote – Capture, index and remember information using a computer, phone, and web. Students can take notes, capture favorite videos, save webpages, and collaborate on projects using Evernote. It is the notebook of the 21st century. Padlet – Virtual post-it note board.
Computer Science Principles What is CS Principles? In fall 2016, the College Board launched its newest AP® course, AP Computer Science Principles. The course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents Ever since I discovered QR codes last year, I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how to create basic QR codes that aren’t linked to videos, visit this page on this website. To learn how to attach a video to a QR code, keep reading! We took our annual Fall trip to the pumpkin patch last week. As usual, the kids had loads of fun.
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The Reflective Student: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 2 reflective student Reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing! Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness after the Digital Explosion The full text of the book (third printing, corrected) is available for download under a Creative Commons license (see the bottom of this page). To get the book as a single PDF file (22MB), exactly as it appears in print, click here. For each chapter, we include below links to a brief excerpt and to a PDF of the chapter. Preface An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice iPad Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena.
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