Five Essentials To Create Connected Students Recently we had a holiday, or at least it felt like one. Apple released its new operating system. The students knew it was being released at 1pm EDT which was during their lunch, so many ate early and were stationed in various WiFi nodes to "try to get the best signal" to download the new update.
Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers March is Women's History Month, and International Women's Day, March 8th, is also a part of the celebration each year. For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and dig deeper into women's contributions, struggles, and triumphs throughout history. A great place to start is the National Women's History project, where students can explore this year's theme, "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government." Plus, in this list, you'll find some great resources for incorporating women's history into lessons this month and beyond, as well as resources for exploring gender roles and stereotypes with students. Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon In business, storytelling is all the rage. Without a compelling story, we are told, our product, idea, or personal brand, is dead on arrival. In his book, Tell to Win, Peter Guber joins writers like Annette Simmons and Stephen Denning in evangelizing for the power of story in human affairs generally, and business in particular. Guber argues that humans simply aren’t moved to action by “data dumps,” dense PowerPoint slides, or spreadsheets packed with figures.
New Hampton School - Social Media Policy Social media are a powerful set of communication tools. These tools are also new and emerging technologies changing the ways we teach, learn, work and live. As adults who work with young people we should constantly challenge ourselves with new teaching, learning and communication tools, while also remembering our responsibilities as mentors, guides and role models. The purpose of this policy is to guide NHS faculty and staff in the appropriate use of social media tools at the workplace. Social media tools include but are not limited to:BlogsWikisFacebookMySpaceTwitterPhoto / Video sharing sites (including our own web site)Everything you say or do with social media is largely public.
The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children Technology in education isn’t just for older students. There are a ton of resources out there for early childhood educators and their students, and many young children are already able to use the technology available to them. They’re even calling today’s preschoolers “Generation C”, aka the connected generation. In years past, parents were supposed to prepare their young students for kindergarten so that they would be well equipped to start their formal education. Kids were supposed to know how to count to ten, grip a pencil, identify shapes and colors, and so on. Today, students entering school have a few more items on their must-know list – all related to technology. Read Across America: Reading and Seuss-Themed Resources for Teachers Editor's Note: This year, Read Across America day is Monday, March 3rd -- a day later than usual. We published this reading-themed blog last year for Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday, and it was a huge hit with readers. This year, we've updated the post to include a few new resources.
StoryKeepers - iPad StoryTelling APPS StoryTelling continues to gain popularity as an educational experience creating MORE "sticking power" for concepts a la brain science as well as developing essential communication skills for a media-rich world vying for attention. StoryTelling stimulates deep thinking, creativity and basic literacies; it also enhances and enriches the learning experience for student voices.Storytelling is an art form that uses a story ARC regardless of digital tools used while modernizing the traditional oral storytelling. It is so much more than "tell about" or "explain something" - it NOT a fact-based unfolding with a beginning, middle and end!
Littleton Public Schools The Middle School Social Studies Instructional Resource Review committee members have completed their review of available middle school social studies instructional resources. They are recommending Pearson Publishing’s MyWorld 6 Colorado edition, MyWorld 7 Colorado edition, and American History: Beginnings to Reconstruction for middle school social studies instruction. All of these resources will support and enhance the instruction of the Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies. The instructional resources will be on display in the foyer of the Board Room at the Education Services Center (5776 South Crocker Street, Littleton) from April 4th through April 28th.
What To Know About Teachers On Pinterest Using fun web tools like Pinterest in your classroom is not news. Teachers are incorporating sites and apps that students already know how to use (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and building their use into classroom lessons. Because why not employ the tools that your students already know and like to use? Pinterest, as many of you already know, is an extremely simple tool to use. You can find collections of lesson plans from other teachers, teacher support resources, and lots of edtech tips, tricks, and links that can be useful. Many teachers are even joining Pinterest and Bloom’s Taxonomy!
Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. Free ebook - using Facebook for church ministry [Please Share] Free ebook: Facebook for Churches is a 32-page quick read loaded with tips, examples and strategies for getting the most out of your church Facebook page. Whether you’re attempting to pick the perfect Timeline photo or trying to figure out what and when to post, this resource will help you. As we recently reported, a survey suggested that churches were finding social networking was twice as effective as other options for engaging with outsiders.