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I'll refrain from gushing about tablets as tools for students. Instead, I'll examine how readily tablets streamline my job as a teacher. Here's a scenario from my vocabulary course:
Twice a week, students are assessed on a vocabulary unit. On Wednesdays,…
Added by Leanna K Johnson on March 10, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Thursday was International Women’s Day! A time to honor Women Around the World!
Annually on March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to bring to the forefront what women have accomplished in all the diverse fields and passions and celebrate those achievements. The web was rich with information about Global and local activities that will connect women from all around the…Continue
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Benefits of skip counting for kids
Skip counting is the counting numbers in groups or bundles. For example, counting the numbers in bundles of twos. There are many many examples of such counting in everyday life.
For example; human body is the best example of skip counting. One person got two hands, two persons got four hands and so on. Same is true with other parts of body such as arms, legs, eyes, ears and…Continue
Added by Kuleep Kaur on March 8, 2012 at 3:54am — No Comments
Students often miss the opportunity to discuss a disappointing grade with their teachers.
I recently wrote a post to teens encouraging them to 'work it' when they received a bad grade. The full post is here,
Why not engage in a dialogue about it? This is often a missed chance to gain information.
Do students talk to you about their grades?
I wanted to let any educators that have an interest in traveling to Japan this summer about the Japan Society's fantastic Educators Tours. In 2009 I traveled to Japan for three weeks thanks to the Japan Society's Educators Study Tour and it was a life changing trip which added a number of lessons to my arsenal that I still teach each year soI highly recommend it. It's open nationwide this year and the deadline is this month so here's the information:…Continue
Added by Tim Needles on March 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Most professions have professional journals. Professional journals have long been the method by which innovations to professions have been introduced. Lengthy articles explaining the: who, what, where, when, why and how of an innovation in the profession was spelled out for all to read. Follow-up journal articles weighed the pros and cons. Journals historically have been a form of print media, but with the advent of the internet many are transitioning to a digital form in addition to the…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on March 7, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
There has been an awful lot posted online about how to keep students safe on the Internet. However, I haven't run into very much focusing on teacher…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on March 6, 2012 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Dear Educator's PLN,
As someone who has been using Twitter for a while now I still find it somewhat confusing. Recently a bunch of friends who don't use Twitter have been asking me how to use the social networking website most of us have come to love. As a result I decided to put together a website in which with the collaboration of others we explain just how many ways there are of going about using Twitter.
So, I would greatly appreciate it if anyone on here…Continue
Added by Matt Marino on March 6, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments
“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why Would an Administrator Go back to School?
Plymouth North high…
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“Have you ever felt that You were supposed to do something amazing, important, outstanding?
That only you can do and that you were destined for greatness?
Remember when you thought…anything was possible? It is!”
A few years back I found this amazing video on the website of …Continue
Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on March 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments