'Almost every day, I slip food to one of my students. Both of his parents are in prison. Or, one of his parents is in prison and the other is dead. We can’t quite get the full story from him....Where there is money, there is education. Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of curricular options, and struggle.'
Sometimes it's the last minute ideas that work the best! I had a teacher ask me to present something about creating book trailers to his students. I threw this Slides presentation together, added some sample Powtoons I'd made last week, and they loved it.
I'm a little scared right now, Justin. How did you tap into my Dropbox? Or are we on the same brainwave. Because, I'm working on the METC Technado preso (natch) and some (like a LOT) of these ideas are being mentioned. And honestly, you elucidate them WAY better! I hope you don't mind if I give a shout out at METC! Can you finish the preso for me now? LOL
I would also add "No Common Education Fad Left Behind" Be daring, adapt, adopt, transform, but don't always transplant. It's easy to prune a tree - it's harder to re-grow a forest.
This is one of the BEST videos to explain Flipping the Classroom!
But I have a sort of controversial or CONTRARY view on it.
Create the video, assign the video to be watched out of class, but then show the video before the lesson. WHY, you may ask? Doesn't that negate the whole thing? No! The Digital Divide in my school is real.
Some of my kiddos don't have smart devices, reliable Internet access at home or a parent who is avail at night to drive them to the public library (some of my parents work evenings) If you ask them if they can watch the video they will fib to maintain their pride that they can, but some can not. It's not fair for even ONE KID to be made to feel left out or marginalized - Also, some kids might just not watch the video before the lesson (I know, shocker!) SO play the gosh darn video before the lesson - add another day to the lesson if you have to!
I also have my PAC computers in the library that is avail for this when it comes up. What do you think?
"As we celebrate the life and legacy of this great man on the upcoming federal holiday established in his honor, don’t miss the opportunity to share some MLK information with your students so they can learn about the role he played in shaping our country’s culture and history."
We're asking principals who use Twitter and the photo-sharing service Instagram to post photos throughout the day on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, that capture the moments that represent their daily lives as school leaders.
This is such a nice idea! I LOVE seeing pics of principals
w/ kiddos at school all around the country and the globe!
It's been a busy year here at the Common Sense Graphite Websites desk! Throughout 2014, we rated and reviewed hundreds of websites for their learning potential, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous process of evaluation.
Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that reference the line.
JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.
It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 200 librarians I recommend following on Twitter. Read Library Science Daily for their contributions to my library … Read more »
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The sentence "For many of our students, school is the only place where opportunities to work with technology occurs." is very significant.
It seems that in all the folderol with the flashy education trends and hot topics, flipping, making, genrefying, etc. (And don't get me wrong, I'm a fan!) When it boils down to it, the digital divide still exists in this country. It's not the tool, it's the skill. It's not the iPad or device, its the application - of thought, of ideas, of skills.
Thank you for reminding us all that our kiddos NEED us to give them these experiences, these skills, and exposure to new technologies.
And librarians are the BEST educators in the building be both a technology and learning leader.
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