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We currently create our own branded educational flashcards, game cards, flash games, tshirts, e-books, digital lesson content and more.
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Hello friends, we look forward to meeting you here in Shenzhen.…
Added by sylphya xu on April 30, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Added by Bill Burkhead on April 29, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments
One of my concerns in the use of technology in the classroom over the last five years is the collaborative nature of online tools and easy of functionality between the teacher and student using these tools. As far as collaborative tools go for education, Google Docs has proven to be one of the best, I have ever used. My students and I have made it an indispensable part of the AP World and European History classes. Many of my students are now using it in their other upper level and Dual…Continue
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This poem is a tribute to Sir Ken Robinson's, The Element- and its essential insights about the importance of nurturing students passions-
Lines By Lori Polachek
Cutting one’s own offspring’s
umbilical cord is a challenge,
even for someone as powerful
We are in a challenging transition period. It is becoming increasingly clear that the industrial educational model is ill-equipped to develop the skills and competencies our students will need, and it is insufficient to engage our digital learners.
And yet, we are struggling to find the formula or model that will move our education from where it is to where it needs to be. Many of us are not sufficiently literate in technology to fully appreciate the full…Continue
Added by Lori Polachek on April 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Check out my newest blog post on integrating Non-Fiction Text Structures into your reading and writing instruction! Many freebies and resources are included!
Added by Kristin Jordan on April 19, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Great thoughts on the use of Twitter for your PLN
At our ManACE Technology Information Night, a presenter talked about how Twitter has become his most important source of valuable information regarding his journey of becoming a teacher in a one-to-one environment.
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Added by Benjamin Darr on April 17, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Every educator knows what their school is like, but few really understand what Twitter is like. The Twitter experience, like school, is different for everyone. One’s contribution to the effort in either of these endeavors has a great deal to do with producing the outcomes. Simply put, the more you put in, the more you get out. That at least is the theory.
I am fortunate to have a very large base of educators that I follow on Twitter and an even larger number of educators follow me.…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 17, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
It is always difficult to figure out what way to integrate technology and how to use these new tools in ways that make sense. http://blend2learn.org/2012/04/14/a-day-in-the-life/.
this link describes some of the strategies the teachers I work with are using. I would love any thoughts or feedback.
Added by Kiera Chase on April 15, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments
For years I served on the board of directors of The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, a group known to most as NYSCATE. One thing that I always had a problem with while working with NYSCATE was the name of that group. The name gave the perception to teachers that this was a group for computer teachers. It is actually a wonderful, professional group that supports technology for all educators in any subject areas. As any honest politician worth his/her…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 11, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Twitter is a funny animal. Many school districts block its use due to the serious risks that it poses. However, if your district is willing to give it a try, Twitter is really worth using. There are important skills students can learn from using Twitter in…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on April 10, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Education has gone beyond the four walls of the classroom. IT has taken over and has even made teaching and learning easier for us all. Perhaps, many educators are yet to explore the internet to see we have. I'll implore all to tap into this opportunity. Get the gists everyday.
Added by Durojaye Idowu Olusola on April 10, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
Does anyone know anyone with Aspergers Syndrome? Just wondering if a relationship is a feasible thing. Want to know more from an educators standpoint.
Added by tina marie gilliams on April 6, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments
There are few questions that I get from teachers about social media, or sources that I haven’t gotten in some form before over the last three or four years. Two similar questions that I get with frequency are: How do you know all that stuff? And where do you get the time to get all this stuff? My immediate response is that Twitter is my guide to relevant education sources. Those educators who are “unconnected” should know that many “connected educators” consider Twitter an indispensable…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on April 6, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Nurture Their Talents As They Grow Up
Every child is talented in different things, the important thing is to help them try different things and uncover what those talents are. It is very important to encourage these talents right from preschool. Focusing on a talent helps them develop their skills in that area and, consequently, this helps increase their self-worth and boost their self-confidence.
Compliment Them Often, Never Hold…Continue
The yellow brick road is one to lead us to an adventure and we deal with the challenges as they appear with the help from others around you. When the yellow brick road becomes a different colour, multi-coloured or there is a tree across it; sometimes you wonder if the challenge is worth the reward.…Continue
Added by Claudine Neal on April 6, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments