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Getting students to attend LiveLessons

Started Nov 26, 2012 0 Replies

Any suggestions on how to get high school students to attend LiveLessons in the cyber school setting? I don't want it to be one more thing on their list of things they have to do. How can I make it…Continue

Cyberbullying

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicole Olbrish Apr 26, 2013. 5 Replies

I am putting together a module about cyberbullying for high school students? Can anyone offer any suggestions of activities or websites they've used?Continue

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Chandler Creedon replied to Nicole Olbrish's discussion Cyberbullying
"Have you ever seen the work of Chrissy Harmon and her "Clueberry World"? She has completed a wonderful program concerning empowering youth with how to find their voice, change their life through overcoming obstacles and be happy by…"
Apr 25, 2013
Nicole Olbrish posted a status
"I have a student who has special needs and he would like to record himself reading a 15 page story..what should I use?"
Dec 11, 2012
Nicole Olbrish posted a status
"http://ning.it/RSaLDG This was an interesting article about twitter in the classroom"
Dec 9, 2012
Nicole Olbrish posted a status
"I am debating using twitter in my class of 10th graders... I'm hearing both positive and negative feedback... any thoughts?"
Dec 9, 2012
Nicole Olbrish commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post The Missing Link
"I completely agree with your statement about educating and teaching our educators. There are so many teachers who are fearful of using technology in the classroom let alone a blended format. It would be so helpful to teach our educators about this…"
Dec 8, 2012
Nicole Olbrish commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Again; Relevance, Why Twitter?
"I worry about the social media websites for education but I can absolutely see the value in what it has to offer. Like many things, we can't blame the tools we provide we have to look at the users of the tools and see if we are teaching proper…"
Dec 8, 2012
Nicole Olbrish posted a status
"Working on finding teachers interested in trying global projects with their students... time in their schedule seems to be a problem"
Dec 8, 2012
Nicole Olbrish liked Lisa Chamberlin's group Online Educators
Dec 8, 2012
Mary Grace Stutzman and Nicole Olbrish are now friends
Nov 27, 2012
Nicole Olbrish liked Michael Cunningham's event Are You Interested In Joining A World Class Schools Project
Nov 26, 2012
Nicole Olbrish liked Scott Kinkoph's blog post Students aren't scores
Nov 26, 2012
Nicole Olbrish posted a discussion

Getting students to attend LiveLessons

Any suggestions on how to get high school students to attend LiveLessons in the cyber school setting? I don't want it to be one more thing on their list of things they have to do. How can I make it more interesting?See More
Nov 26, 2012
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Nov 26, 2012
Nicole Olbrish replied to Lisa Chamberlin's discussion Building Community in the group Online Educators
" I use something that is going on for everyone... either what they did over break or what activities they enjoy in the fall or winter and conversation usually just takes off as they see what they have in common."
Nov 26, 2012
Nicole Olbrish joined Lisa Chamberlin's group
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Online Educators

A group for those of us who teach fully online, hybrid, blended, or whatever term you want to use!
Nov 26, 2012
Nicole Olbrish posted a status
"Working on small groups for my Learning Support high school students... any suggestions on useful topics to cover?"
Nov 24, 2012

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