10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints Building a digital legacy is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives. In fact, some of the heaviest users of online tools and social media, are our young students, who are growing up as a generation of visual learners and visual attention seekers. This is in fact the Facebook and YouTube generation, and the reality is that many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online. A highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.”
Save This List! 21 Top Websites for Social Studies Teachers Every day on our Facebook page, teachers post "Helpline" questions and receive resource recommendations, lesson and classroom management ideas, career advice, and so much more. Recently, a high school teacher asked readers to suggest their favorite sites for teaching social studies. The list was so awesome, we just had to share it! 1. iCivics icivics.org 2. Teaching Tolerance tolerance.org 3.
Lori's Latest Links: February 2012 Thought I would remind everyone about Photo Peach. What a great resource for making slideshows! So easy, students can use it to create products to show their learning without any trouble. Add assessment to your slideshow! You can add a Quiz to your slideshow by going to the Edit Caption and Photos option once you have your images loaded. Click on a photo and add your question. Listening and other skills You have been studying English for a long time. You have a good knowledge of English grammar and you know lots of words. You can read things in English and you can communicate well in writing. You have trouble understanding what people are saying, however, and it’s impossible for you to watch English movies or TV shows without subtitles. Does that describe you? You are not alone.
The 5 Things All Digital Citizens Should Do Being a digital citizen is a fact of life these days. Everyone must be a well-behaved digital citizen looking to help others. Think of it like the Girl / Boy Scouts but online. That’s basically what this visual from Common Sense Media did when they detailed the five things all digital citizens should do.
Social Networking Nightmares Cyberspeak No Evil By Mike Simpson Story suggested by Tami Zeitler (Student member 2009), Central Washington University Want to get fired from your first teaching job? Create Surveys and Graded Quizzes with Google Drive » Teach Amazing! Written by Teach Amazing! Using Google apps such as Google Forms and Google Sheets (spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Excel) is free and easy. These tools combine to provide and excellent way to receive feedback and even distribute self-graded quizzes. As of the date of this post, Google has updated the look of Google Drive and moved things around. So, even if you have done this before make sure you read this post to find out where everything is.
Organize Your Time with Google Calendar Part 1 of the Teacher, Organize Thyself! Series Of all the things we need to organize, our time may be the most challenging. I have tried for years to figure out the best way to keep my schedule in order. Actually, it goes beyond just my schedule: It’s the papers that come home from my kids’ school asking for donated supplies.
The difference between WILL, BE GOING TO and present continuous for future events WILL and BE GOING TO for future intentions Will (future simple) is used to express future intentions that are decided at the time of speaking (spontaneous offers, promises and decisions): Come on, I'll help you with those bags. (seeing that someone is struggling with their shopping bags) Be going to is used to express future intentions that have already been decided before the time of speaking: I can't make it on Saturday. A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children by Susan Lucille Davis first appeared on gettingsmart.com First, let me thank you for entrusting me with teaching your children, honoring the amazing individuals they are, and helping them discover the confident and empowered young people they can be. Providing a rich and engaging environment for your children to learn in is my utmost concern, but Iately I have had to acknowledge that the young people I see every day do much of the learning that is important to them when they leave the parking lot and head home from school.