Teachers Have Sensory Needs Too Being an Avoider does not stop at childhood. These sensory processing patterns tend to stay with us throughout life. Hopefully the more we understand our sensory selves, the more we can develop strategies to help us navigate through life. Having grown up in a large family, I am used to a significant amount of auditory chaos. I can generally tolerate a noisy working environment. This suits me in my current job as I work with students in a variety of natural environments: classrooms, loud cafeterias, boisterous playgrounds and gyms with poor acoustics.
Circuli – A Generative Ambient Sound Instrument If you like Circuli, you might also like Otomata, click here! Circuli is a generative musical instrument conceptualized and developed by Batuhan Bozkurt. Circles grow at a constant rate. Instructional Technology Web 2.0 Tools HCPS-Approved Web 2.0 Tools With the growth of the internet, it is extremely important that we utilize Web 2.0 tools which are safe for our HCPS students. In order to help facilitate the safe use of these internet resources, we have compiled a list of tools which may be used for classroom curricular purposes.
Otomata - Online Generative Musical Sequencer 16 Jul 2011 Click on the grid below to add cells, click on cells to change their direction, and press play to listen to your music. Update: Click here to get Otomata for your iPhone / iPod / iPad! Official facebook page: Also this reddit page has many examples: Teacher Librarian The June 2012 issue of Teacher Librarian has several featured articles of great interest and use: Find Where You Fit in the Common Core, or The Time I Forgot about Librarians and Reading Rebecca Morris addresses the importance of reading in the Common Core Standards and in the role of teacher librarians, even as we become instructional technology leaders. In turn, she addresses the role to be played in CCSS by teacher librarians. This is a useful guide for all teacher librarians. The Common Core State Standards and Text CompLexity: What Librarians Need to Know . . . and Do Elfrieda H. Hiebert provides fascinating and important insight into the recognition of text complexity by the Common Core State Standards.
40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial. 20+ Essential Tools and Applications For Bloggers Blogging can be quite a process. First you may have to do some research, then put your thoughts together, and of course add any necessary screenshots and images. Let’s not forget the optimization part (SEO, keywords, etc) and sharing your content on the Web so that others will read it and hopefully share it.
Trelease Brochures on Reading "Do you have a free handout about reading that we can give to parents?" o many teachers and administrators asked Jim Trelease that question, one of his first retirement projects was to create a series of such free handouts. Based on his books, lectures, and films, the tri-fold double-sided brochures are aimed at parents, teachers, librarians—even future teachers and parents.
Fallacy List 1. FAULTY CAUSE: (post hoc ergo propter hoc) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other. example: A black cat crossed Babbs' path yesterday and, sure enough, she was involved in an automobile accident later that same afternoon. example: The introduction of sex education courses at the high school level has resulted in increased promiscuity among teens. A recent study revealed that the number of reported cases of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) was significantly higher for high schools that offered courses in sex education than for high schools that did not.
50 Essential Web Apps for Freelancers When you make the decision to go out on your own, you are faced with many choices. Should you work from home or rent a space? Bill hourly or by the job? What kind of hours should you assign as ‘work time’?