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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
I’ve been publishing guest commentaries on all the changes this year in International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge classes, and you can see them all here. And here’s another one! Today’s piece is from Brad Ovenell-Carter. Brad is the director of educational technology and TOK department head at Mulgrave School, an independent, coed K12 IB World School in Vancouver, Canada. Like Mark Twain, he thinks the ancients stole all out good ideas. And he wants them back:

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

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Rachelle Dene Poth I have been teaching there for 18 years. I am also the Spanish Club Sponsor, the Foreign Language Department Chair and a Member of the Technology Committee. I enjoy finding new ways to use technology with my students and my purpose is to provide a variety of experiences for them that are more than just learning the language of Spanish.

About the Author Contact me via email at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.comSpecial note for PR people: please take two seconds to use the search box on my blog to see if I've already written about the service you're pitching. It will save both of us a lot of aggravation. About the blog: The purpose of this site is to share information about free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms. In 2008 Free Technology for Teachers was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog." In 2009 Free Technology for Teachers was again awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Resource Sharing Blog" and was awarded the Edublogs Award for "Best Individual Blog." In 2010 Free Technology for Teachers was awarded the Edublogs Awards for "Best Resource Sharing Blog," "Best Ed Tech Support," and "Best Individual Blog."

Podcasts in english ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus E-Curriculum… 7 Key Tools Uncovering A Goldmine of E-Resources … The Digital Curriculum Part Three Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks that have been a part of schooling since the advent of the one room schoolhouse. In this series I will investigate some resources that can open up a world of digital curricula. In this third post of the series, I’ll examine tools you can use to find your own amazing digital resources.. In later posts, I will have more ideas to consider as schools develop their digital curriculum. Please take a moment to subscribe by RSS or email .

theconversation A shortage of special education teachers is threatening the ability of schools in many states to provide high-quality education to students with disabilities. On a national level, 49 states identified a shortage of special education and related service personnel during the 2013-14 school year. In Arizona, for instance, where districts reported a 29 percent increase from 2013 to 2014 in the number of positions that remained vacant, special education was one of the areas with the highest vacancy rates. Special educators serve students with significant learning and behavioral needs. To effectively serve their students, they must have sophisticated knowledge and skills about content, pedagogy and students' learning. Blue Egg 3 I created this bulletin board last year based on one I had seen on Pinterest. In my opinion, it was the BEST bulletin board I have ever had in my class! Why you ask? We (both the students and I) referenced it all year as we endeavored to “Change Our Mindsets”! Having the growth mindset language “in our faces” really helped us to internalize the LANGUAGE! As we all prepare to start back to school, I though I would share it.

Ann Loseva's Space #FlashmobELT is an online project for teachers. The Lino boards with activities are here: FlashmobELT Lino board #1 (full with 20 activities to choose from) Academic Wordlist In this section you can do practice tests for all groups of the academic word list. The Academic Word List (AWL) was developed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. The list does not include words that are in the most frequent 2000 words of English (the General Service List), thus making it specific to academic contexts. The AWL was primarily made so that it could be used by teachers as part of a programme preparing learners for tertiary level study or used by students working alone to learn the words most needed to study at colleges and universities. The 570 words are divided into 10 Groups.

Blog Don’t Just Displ... Donna Miller Fry in a post Where is the Beef? speaks directly to my own thinking when she asks: When... A Learning Visit to Ec... Lutherville-Timonium neighborhood column Summer is drawing to a close and schools are preparing for the beginning of another school year. When Timonium Elementary School opens it doors for students on Aug. 26, it will welcome four new teachers: Kristin Farrell, vocal music; Nancy Dewlin, resource; Andrea Becker, first grade; Molly Wilson, fourth grade; and Jeff Verkest, fifth grade. Ridgely Middle School will also have some new faces when classes resume. We wish a successful school year to Michaela Koch, assistant principal; Stephanie Fanshaw, language arts/reading department chair; Sarah Adams, language arts/reading teacher; Vicki Bobbitt, social studies teacher; Bradley Bauer, special education math teacher; Christal Johnson, science/library paraprofessional; Jill Gilmore, school resource officer, Baltimore County Police Department ;and Lorianne Bartlett , language arts / reading teacher

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