Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Rock Your Room with Your Whiteboard!


         


Teachers are using interactive whiteboards to enhance the lessons in their classrooms! It is a great tool to deliver content to your students! Let's push it farther! It can help you do soooo much more!

I found a fantastic graphic from'Edudemic' that will help you take advantage of the board!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Disinhibition - Do your students have it?


Have you seen anyone lately take 'Selfies' at a funeral, students 'tagged' at a party, or unfriendly posts? 

Should schools teach a 'Social Media' Curriculum?


Social Media is here to stay, who is going to teach our youth how to protect themselves in the ever-changing virtual world?


To read more about a counselor who is doing this click below...


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dedicate Class time to Crack the Code!



"Don't just download the latest app," Obama says in his video. "Help design it."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/codeorg-hour-of-code-launch-2013-12#ixzz2n6PTviyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw#t=130

"Backed by the likes of President Barack Obama and Ashton Kutcher, non-profit Code.org is challenging teachers all over the U.S. to dedicate one hour of class time to educate their students about programming this week." 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/codeorg-hour-of-code-launch-2013-12#ixzz2n6PlKtt3



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Share You Tube Videos Without the Ads


SafeShare.TV is the Safest Way to Watch and Share YouTube videos. 




When you want to share a You Tube video with your students in the classroom,you don't want commercials that come with the video.  SafeShare.TV,is the answer! It's a free Web service that generates a safe link when the URL of the video is pasted into it. "Then, when the video comes up, you don't have to worry about inappropriate things showing up too," 


Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/12/04/11-programs-for-primary-teachers.aspx#xAKz61oCxlfXbP62.99

What Is 21st Century Learning?



Can your classroom provide this?
Copyright TeachThought 2013

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning Copyright TeachThought 2013

1. Learner-centered 
2. Media-driven (this doesn’t have to mean digital media)
3. Personalized
4. Transfer-by-Design
5. Visibly Relevant
6. Data-Rich
7. Adaptable
8. Interdependent
9. Diverse 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Try Tour Builder



How will you have students prove they learned the path of Lewis and Clark, the adventures of Columbus, the conquests of the Ancient Romans, the historical happenings of WWII, the path of the Civil Rights movement, or even the migration of various animal families?
Have your students use Google Earth to illustrate their understanding!

Check this one out...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Writing Process Help with Tech

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There are so many 'road-blocks' that a student can run into that keeps them from writing, especially if they are using a computer to get through the process.  The internet can become an enormous distraction, however, it is also a tool that can streamline the writing process! Help students become effective and efficient writers with these great on-line writing tools!

Citelighter

Citelighter is a technology company based in NYC. Our innovative academic research platform allows students and researchers to save, organize, and automatically cite online or offline information throughout the duration of the writing process, and store content privately or aggregate it by topic to be shared with the community via Knowledge Cards

Focus Writer

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It's available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.