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Grant Program Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2015 Please note: The deadline for 2014 applications has passed. Thank you for your interest in the Champion Creatively Alive Children (R) grant opportunity! The 2015 program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Apply now for the opportunity to receive a grant for building your school's creative capacity. Getting To Know Students? Ask The Right Questions Getting To Know Students Starts With Asking The Right Questions by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Teacher/Marketer/Spin Doctor Extraordinaire It’s back to school time!

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. Google-s-Chromebooks-making-big-school-push-2685156 Photo: Jonathan Fickies, Bloomberg gallery_thumbnails_show|article-gallery-2685156|article-gallery-2685156|0 gallery_overlay_open|article-gallery-2685156|article-gallery-2685156|0 gallery_overlay_open_thumbs|article-gallery-2685156|article-gallery-2685156|0

The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar). [The sketchnotes created in the video below were NOT created live, but AFTER, I had created the slide deck already} Here is the slide deck for the presentation Related

Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media Listen For kids and teens, social media is an essential part of their lives, much the way telephones were important to us at their age. About 90% of teens have used some form of social media and 75% have a profile on a social networking site, experts say. More than half of all American teens visit social networking sites every day. These numbers are way up from just a few years ago, and there's almost no chance of them ever coming down again. This isn't necessarily a reason for concern. What Kind Of World Are We Preparing Students For? by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern Most educators can agree that the biggest trend in education today has to do with technology integration. As more and more schools find ways to use technology in the classroom and across subject areas, teachers are trying multitudes of techniques for effective integration that promotes student achievement and learning. Technology can provide students with a powerful learning tool. In fact, tablets and laptops may be the most versatile learning tools in history. Students now have almost instant access to vast amounts of content and information that is both interactive and engaging.

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Tiger One-to-World Initiative Tiger Family, A sincere thank you to those of you who took the time to provide feedback regarding the Tiger One-to-World initiative that we have planned for Loveland High School next year. This plan seeks to provide access to an electronic device to each and every one of our students in grades through 9-12 while they are at school. You spoke, we listened Based on your feedback and the needs of our families, we have made some minor revisions to the plan that we think will greatly benefit our students. We would like to draw attention to a few important details:

untitled Chapter One. The Learning Puzzle Will a group of schools around the world crack the mystery of how to make education irresistible to students? By Erin Millar 15 Physics Games That Are Safe for Kids To Play There are many good physics games on mobile devices, but some games have content that are not appropriate for kids, since most of these games are not designed for kids. However, many are safe for kids to play, and kids will learn a lot through these games. It takes time to find good physics games safe for kids to play. 30 Things To Tell Students You'll Never See Again What To Tell Students You’ll Never See Again by Terry Heick At the end of every school year, you lose dozens of relationships that changed you. That’s no small thing.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer.