background preloader - Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a Flash! - Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a Flash! Instacalc Beautiful Word Clouds Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom Are you a teacher who leads others in using technology? Or, are you a technology specialist in your school? As a technology guru, do you spend your day leading instruction or fixing technology? The following five steps on being a teacher leader in technology, rather than being a technology technician, are based on my article "The Technology Specialist's Dilemma: Computer Repair or Instructional Leader?" As technology becomes more embedded in the daily operation and instruction in schools and classrooms, the role of the technology resource teacher or specialist has evolved to meet these new demands. Whereas such roles were previously limited to computer maintenance and the occasional skill- building "how to" lesson, today's technology specialist is often faced with balancing a variety of maintenance, instructional, staff development, and leader- ship challenges. These steps help maximize the instructional roles of technology. Step 1: Know your instructional strengths. - Collaborative mind mapping in your browser Khan Academy TeacherTube welcomes the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Channel The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) channel offers information and video for students wanting to learn more about the science of medicine. Information on genetics, cell biology, chemistry, and other life sciences is available as well as links to interactive games and puzzles in these science areas. NIGMS also offers publications on different kinds of medical research and interviews with laboratory scientists so students can get a feel for what its like to be a scientific researcher. Exciting articles and discoveries in genetic research, such as the areas of mood, heart health, and diabetes are discussed and explored. Did you know that a gene has been found linked to optimism and self-esteem? To see videos on computational biology or cellular imaging, visit our NIGMS channel, or click on our Channel List and choose NIGMS.

Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson Join our experts to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and what they will mean for literacy and mathematics instruction with this informative webinar series. This webinar series will provide you with an understanding of the goals of the Common Core State Standards, background on design and structure of the state standards, why they are important, and the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and their implications. Common Core: Math Standards - Implementation for Success As part of its commitment to help states transition to the new standards, Pearson called upon its Common Core mathematics expert, Phil Daro, to help educators learn how to apply the new math standards in a free webinar. Daro, chair of the state-led Common Core Standards Mathematics Workgroup and a senior fellow for mathematics at Pearson’s school improvement business America's Choice, will take teachers on a step-by-step journey through the standards, making them relevant for front-line educators.