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Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities Mental Nutrition | | Best-selling Author Tommy Newberry Let’s take a moment and think about our mind. It is like a sponge. It acts on what it soaks up. And when it is squeezed, guess what comes out? Only one thing can possibly come out, and that is what we put in. Being aware of this dynamic can mitigate the damage negative exposures inflict on our personal growth. They listen to whatever happens to be playing on the radio. If junk goes in, then sooner or later junk must come out. We will not be renewed by the transforming of our mind unless we make a deliberate and contrarian effort to do so. Is Your Child "Learning How to Learn"? Ed Note: Shelley Wright is a high school teacher in Moose Jaw, SK, who has recently been making some significant changes to her teaching in the classroom. The post below first appeared on Wright's blog with The Daily Riff adding bold for emphasis. We find Wright's point-of-view valuable as it relates to how technology is changing the way teachers teach, and how and what students learn. Most of all, we appreciate her openness by sharing her un-learning and re-learning journey in this new world of teaching. -C.J. "So what is it we need to know?" More Questions Than AnswersShort Video Below by Shelley Wright Our semester is a week away from ending, and I have more questions than answers. In many areas, I've seen a tremendous amount of growth in my students. My students have taken a number of the technology tools they've learned in this class, and are using them for other classes. However, in some areas, there is still a long way to go. Posted The Daily Riff 1/2011

Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. 2. 3. Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! I am unable to help locate details about your family, or give translations of your name or nickname into Chinese (a very common request)! I am always happy to hear from people who wish to submit copy permitted texts to the various sites below.

The Net Generation and the Future of Social Media Marketing I saw Don Tapscott speak at SXSW and was inspired to read his excellent book Grown Up Digital. Through extensive research, he identified the new norms and expectations of the “Net Gens,” the first generation to grow up entirely digital. How has this changed their outlook, their lifestyle, and their expectations of society? It’s a fascinating perspective and I began to think through the implications for marketing. Clearly, understanding these norms is essential to the future success of our organizations. Customization The Baby Boomers take technology for what it is and hope it works. Impact – Have you noticed how people decorate their iPhones? Scrutiny While there is an unprecedented amount of content on the web, there is also an unprecedented amount of unreliable content — spam, phishers, photo shopping, inaccuracies, hoaxes and scams. Impact – The irony is that the web is not as faceless and anonymous as we thought. Integrity Impact - Net Geners live a double standard. Collaboration Speed

Google Tutorials This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators. Google Docs for Teachers 2012 Google for Teachers Google for Teachers II - Google Earth Across the Curriculum - How to remove the Navigation Bar from Blogger Blogs. Google Voice. VoiceMail Transcription. Number porting in Google Voice. SMS to Email. Conference Calls. Make calls from your computer. Creating a blog using Blogger. Adding Static Pages to Blogger. Posting to your Blogger blog from your phone.

The Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of Is it possible to conduct research without Google? YES! In fact, it’s NECESSARY for college-level research. Google and other Internet search engines are great tools for researching the basics of any subject. However, when conducting research for accredited college courses, students need to find legitimate, trustworthy resources. By now, you’ve probably noticed that we love making lists, especially when it comes to making learning less expensive (like how we’ve found online colleges that offer laptops to its students). Artcyclopedia – If you’re looking for information on artists or art movements, Artcyclopedia is a great place to begin. BioMedCentral – BioMedCentral is an archive of over 170 biology, chemistry and medical journals. – FindArticles has the text of articles from about 500 print periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and usage is completely free of charge. INFOMINE – INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources. U.S. Did you enjoy this article?

Teach the Earth Finding Visuals, Classroom Activities, Course Descriptions and People Undergraduate Introductory Geoscience Courses, Upper Level Geoscience Courses, Two-Year Colleges, and K-12 Classrooms Strengthening Your Teaching Research on Teaching and Learning | Designing Courses | Assessment | Teaching Large Classes | Quantitative Thinking | Teaching in the Field | Teaching with Current Research and Data Popular Topics GIS | Earth Systems Science | Oceanography | Plate Tectonics | Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Tsunamis | Hazards | Climate Change and Global Warming | Energy | Sustainability | Ozone | Evolution | Red Tide and Harmful Algal Blooms | Weathering and Rock Cycle Career Development and Departments Managing your geoscience career, from finding an academic position, to balancing teaching and research. Workshops SERC is involved in running a number of workshops every year, either as part of a series or individually. Contribute Materials to Teach the Earth

Open Culture Learn the ins and outs of an Individualized Education Program (IEP). By Jan Baumel, M.S. You asked to have your child evaluated for special education services. Now it's time for the IEP meeting, but you're not sure what to expect. What's in an IEP? How can you prepare for the meeting? What is an IEP? The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that's developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. Before an IEP can be written, your child must be eligible for special education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law, requires certain information to be included in the IEP but doesn't specify how the IEP should look. IEP team members The members of the multidisciplinary team who write your child's IEP include:

Resources For Self-Education — The Art of Self-Education The web is a boon to self-education. Using the internet you can access a vast array of information, tutorials, classes, elearning, research databases, online magazines and newsletters, blogs, books, videos, audio, and the offerings keep growing. Most are free and if you’re clever you can usually find a free alternative to learn just about anything. But there are plenty of great sites and online classes that charge a fee that might just be worth it. Search Engines – The Primary Research Databases The basic search engines we use every day (and some lesser known ones) are still among the best online research databases available. We all know the big few search engines that have risen to the top in popularity: , and . For a great list of search engines that includes web search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, web portals, and vertical market websites, visit the List of Search Engines offered by the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia . Database.

IEPs, Special Education, Autism, Assessment, Learning ... One obstacle in advocating for a child with a disability is finding the time to do research. We spend hours collecting information so you can spend your time learning, not searching. From this page, download free publications about IEPs, special education, transition planning, reading, children's mental health, harassment, high-stakes testing, retention and social promotion, zero tolerance and discipline. The contents of this page change often as we add new publications. While you are here, be sure to check our list of free online newsletters about legal, special education law and advocacy, disabilities information, and education. Each newsletter has a link to subscribe. Accommodations and ModificationsStudents with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities (U. Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities. WATI Assessment Package. — Online Home for Race Bannon and Race Bannon Media