Writers Workshop Teaching writers workshop is a beautiful and amazing thing because it allows our own creativity to flow out on to paper for our student’s to see. Watch me model a lesson. :) I used to be scared to death of teaching writing. So, I didn’t really teach it. I was caught in a world of prompts, forced topics and “journals”. At the time I didn’t realize that this wasn’t building authors, I just knew that there was pencil put to paper, so I thought I was fine. Sacramento Bee Citing overwhelming evidence of the health risks, lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would allow small farms to sell or give to friends portions of raw dairy products. Assembly Bill 2505 by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, would allow small farms to sell or give away fresh-from-the-udder, unpasteurized milk without complying with some of the standards that apply to larger dairies. The bill would only have covered farms with three or fewer cows, or up to 15 goats. Yamada said it is unfair to hold "home dairies" to the same standards that govern commercial dairy distributors, effectively barring small farmers from a long-running tradition of sharing or selling their milk. "Currently these families who for some generations have been engaged in this practice have no recourse under current state law to offer this raw milk to anyone," Yamada said in testimony before the Assembly Agriculture Committee. That argument did not convince committee members.
pittsburghlive The river-based education … The river-based education program RiverQuest is so low on cash that it could go out of business unless it can find a partner. See more Third baseman Pedro … Third baseman Pedro Alvarez was 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and stranded eight runners in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers at PNC Park. See more An environmental group … An environmental group is giving Pittsburgh six surveillance cameras to spot people illegally dumping garbage.
News from WN Network photo: WN / Agnieszka Dziubinska Boston Police bomb squad investigates backpack near the finish line BOSTON — A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday. Under a steady rain on Boylston Street, where... photo: AP / Charles Krupa Reuters LUXEMBOURG â€” The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali's police while extending by two years a mission to train the army. The decisions, taken by EU defense ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg, are part of...
iPads in Education - Apple's Configurator Overview A week ago I spent 5 hours at one of our local schools playing with Apple's new tool for managing iPads - Apple Configurator. I have to say that it was time well spent - I can see this being a viable tool for school districts struggling with managing large numbers of iOS devices. Some of the pros & cons (as some people might see them) to using this: Some tidbits I'll share that hopefully will save others headache I experienced: An iOS device can only be displayed in one of the Apple programs at a time; if it isn't displaying here, make sure you have iTunes & the iPhone Configuration Tool shut down.To use the Supervise mode, you have to setup up AND mark your "template" device as supervised from the beginning.
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iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with..... Auckland Region News - NZ Herald Hot water starts flowing again Auckland residents who went without hot water for four days can finally take warm showers again, but some remain upset at how the issue has been handled. Lack of information annoys Some Auckland residents have made a cold and dirty start to the long weekend, after being without hot water since Thursday night. Wild weather hits NZ Localised thunderstorms and rain will continue to make driving hazardous this evening, as ugly weather continues to crash into the country.
60 Educational iPad Apps for Teachers First let me just thank all of you who have taken the time to confirm their email subscriptions after the obligatory migration I did to aWeber. As I said in yesterday's post, I am no longer using Feedburner as the email delivery for this blog, I migrated to aWeber for fear of any sudden shut down of Feedburner particularly after the news of Google Reader's closure. So please if you have not yet confirmed your email subscription or if you want to subscribe anew use the widget "subscribe for updates " on the right hand sidebar to do so.
Top 5 World News Websites Guaranteed Free From Censorship My name is Ryan Dube and I am a corporate news media addict. There…I said it. I love the glitzy commercials, the shiny well-funded world news websites with lots of widgets and cool gadgets to feed my mobile phone and my PC with piles of important news headlines, like who won the Oscars last night or how President Obama’s wonderful budget impact my taxes. You know – the sort of stuff that you gaze over while you’re sipping on your morning coffee, content that all is right in the world, and that the Western World is the center of the Universe and always in the right. In this article, I’m going to share 5 world news websites that completely shatter that unrealistic view of the world. Last year I was discussing world military events with a friend from the UK.
8 Free Resources on The Use of iPad in Education I know that most of you have got a tablet device of some sort but if it happens that you have an iPad then this post will relate to you more. Below is a set of resources dedicated exclusively to the educational uses of the iPad. Emerging Ed Tech has done a great job in providing this list. Check them out. Update : Check out these two new articles of relevant interest : Free Comprehensive Guide to iPad Apps Evaluation and Bloom's Taxonomy for iPad 1- Apple's Education Resources for iPad Best News Sites - World Best News Sites If you are a regular reader of the biased mainstream news then you may be somewhat brainwashed. To escape from the media "matrix", we suggest you have a good read of the sites below. CounterPunch - GO - political insights & high quality independent journalism from the progressive front. Znet - GO - community of advocates, alternative thinkers & independent writers. Project Censored - GO - revealing the Top 10 most censored stories in the mainstream media. Sensational stuff & essential reading from Sonoma University.
Video In this video, you will learn how to add and edit text objects in a SMART amp workspace. Viewers will also learn how to format text, using the workspace text editor, and clone formatted text to save time when creating workspace content. In this video, you will learn how to insert a SMART Notebook file into a SMART amp workspace. This feature allows teachers to easily share lessons with students, without having to consider the type of device or software students are using. The Screen Capture Toolbar is one of the most useful SMART Notebook Tools and brings content directly into your SMART Notebook page. Learn how to use the Screen Capture Toolbar on your PC and navigate its main options.