1. You get what you put into this. If your goal is an A, you’ll completely miss the point.
2. If your goal is to be creative and really push yourself, you’ll probably have an awesome project that will obviously get an A.
3. If you don’t mess up, fail, or get frustrated at least 5 times, you’re not trying hard enough. Keep going.
4. If you try to find a “safe” project, it won’t be that great. If you attempt a “risky” project, it could potentially be great. Take the risk.
5. The second you begin to think of grand ideas and then start saying, “Yeah, but…”– keep going. You’re heading in the right direction.
6. This could be the coolest thing you’ve ever done or you could look for the easy way out. It’s your call. That’s how life works. If you want to be average and always wonder “What if” then go the easy way. If you want to be extraordinary, you could do that as well. Average people look for the easy way; awesome people try to make everything the coolest thing they’ve ever done. That’s life.
7. Many of your classmates will hold back and not take the extra step. Their projects will be OK, but they’ll be lacking something– you’ll know it and (more importantly) they’ll know it, too. Don’t be like them. Stand out. Take a risk.
8. If most of your friends think your project sounds great, it probably isn’t. If most of your friends think your project sounds too crazy or too difficult or too far out there, it’s probably an awesome idea! Do the latter.
9. Have fun.
10. Don’t focus on the grade. Focus on being awesome. The grade will be a bi-product.
AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac/PC. It allows you to receive AirPlay feeds, similar to an Apple TV, so you can stream content or Mirror your display from your iOS devices, Mountain Lion or Mavericks.
You can annotate PDF documents using Preview. You can use a variety of tools such as highlighting, notes, adding g arrows, shapes and text. Annotations can then be edited or removed by others using Preview or Adobe Reader. You can also mark up images, though you cannot edit them after saving.
Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.
Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.
This is an excellent resource, worth checkin out for sure. It is from a Profession Development workshop;
Are you new to using iPads/iPods in the classroom? In this hands-on session you will learn the basics of using an iPad/iPod to support and enhance student learning. You will return to school with some simple, practical ideas to use in class.
explore the basic functionality of an iPad/iPodlearn how to connect your iPad to a projectorlook at iPad/iPod settings to support studentstake pictures and video on the device and transfer them to other computers.find, install and delete appsinvestigate ways to transfer content created on your device to other computers.be guided through a few simple, practical apps that you can use in class with variety of ages and curriculum areas such as digital storytelling.have time to work in grade level groups to explore subject specific apps and share ideas on how to use these apps in class.
Every day people share the stories of their lives through images and short video clips on Instagram. We heart them and comment on them. Instagram is the social network for us to visually share what is important to us and many of our students and their parents visit Instagram daily. We can use this popular free mobile app and social network to engage our students and get them to connect with our subject matter. WithInstagram you can have unlimited image and video uploads, edit and filter images and videos, create 15 second videos, and also use it with your Android or IOS devices. You can tag others, use hashtags, geotag your uploads, and post to other social networks. Your students can also turn in images to you via direct upload. Find out more in my recorded webinar and the slide presentation below. I have also listed resources to help you teach withInstagram. Remember, your students need to be 13 years-old and up to have an account.
Evernote Use #20- Sending Emails to Your Future Self
Recently, Evernote added a very cool feature– reminders. For any note, click the alarm clock on the top of the note and schedule a time to be reminded of the note via email, notifications, or in the reminders section of your Evernote homepage.
Before Evernote reminders, I’ve used a cool site called FutureMe.org which is really simple: you write an email to yourself in the future and select a date you want to receive it (like six months from now), and six months later you receive an email from yourself. Weird, I know– but really helpful. I’ve replaced using FutureMe with Evernote reminders.
Here is an actual email I sent to my future self last year when I was teaching 8th grade English (but for this example, I did change the dates):
f you are looking for colorful, engaging infographics to teach content related to the “Common Core”, Easel-ly.com is the perfect resource. Now more than ever, teachers are looking for new ways to present content to their students in colorful and engaging formats. Easel.ly is an innovative tool that makes presenting Common Core content clear, concise, and creative.
Easel.ly provides the ability to create and share visual ideas online. Best of all, the visual themes, or vhemes, allow teachers to take an idea, skill, or concept and turn it into a pictorial image. An image could easily compare the protagonist and antagonist in a short story, aligning to the first Reading Literature standard. Or, perhaps, you are looking for a fresh graphic organizer to use for prewriting a friendly letter – Easel-ly is your source. When it comes to finding an infographic that compares two biographies, reviews text structures, or other CCSS, Easel-ly provides the necessary resources.
Dave McIntire, a fellow history guy, recently asked a simple question. It's one we've heard before: What principles define great teaching? But Dave tweaked it in a way that I like. He's asking the ...
Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's insight:
Glen Weibe, History Tech has a gret post aobut what principles define great teaching? Well I happen to knwo that Glenn is a great teacher. This blog post is absolutely wroth the read, check it out http://goo.gl/SjRN58