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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on June 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This is our SRBI intervention, we focused on identifying independent and dependent variables. Thank you Aine, Pete, and JR for the help and resources.
Added by Steven Anderson on June 24, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by ann guerrera on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
One of the joys of the long Summer holidays is being able to go away for a well deserved family adventure. For me it often involves a road trip around the country (preferably with at least one beach and a hammock along the way). After a day of fun filled activities and for those moments of downtime entertainment, I…Continue
Added by Chris Roche on June 21, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments
Added by Chris Roche on June 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
See an updated version of the metric conversion interventions here:
Thanks for the helpful feedback! Additional details to consider:
1.) One group suggested switching the Tier I and Tier II tasks. Thoughts?
2.) A different group suggested having numbers associated with pictures…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Ziegler on June 20, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments
With a premiere Technology-in-Education Conference, ISTE11, coming in a matter of days, I find myself comparing the Education conferences of old to the social media-influenced Education conferences of today. There is a world of differences, but, unfortunately, many of these differences have yet to be discovered by educators who have failed to recognize the juggernaut of social media. For many years I was a board member of NYSCATE, an educational technology…
Yes, I am begging for votes. :)
However, I have to say that I believe my Cybraryman Livebinder is a worthy resource, so you won’t be selling yourself cheap if you vote for it.:)
My Livebinder is listed as: lmims ”Cybraryman”
Thanks, and there are some really good Livebinders on this list, so I am surrounded by excellent company.:) …
Added by Lisa Mims on June 18, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Have you looked at Twitter and wondered what all the fuss is about? Over the last few months I have been showing teachers how to use twitter to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network). Whilst doing this I have found that teachers generally have the same concerns:
My favorite part of the day had arrived! It was time to perform my daily walkthroughs. A question popped into my mind as I entered the first classroom while observing students monotonously taking a routine quiz. Is it possible to assess a student's deep understanding of a concept and their ability to apply this concept through a traditional paper-and-pencil quiz…Continue
Somewhere along the way the word discipline has, for some, become a four-letter word. Isn't discipline a good thing? Don't I need discipline to sustain a habit, change my lifestyle, or excel at anything I do. Isn't it important that I learn self-discipline so I can monitor my own progress toward any goal. If I don't have it or know what it looks like, isn't it important that I have someone to help guide me there? Now, I know that's probably not what is often meant when people…Continue
I originally posted this on my blog Literacy Gurl in March, 2011. It seems even more critical today as states are not only using standardized tests for teacher evaluations, some are considering allowing students to evaluate teachers. Here is the original…Continue
Added by Kathryn Coffey on June 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
A few months ago, I was contacted by a colleague who needed my assistance to solve a problem. The question was this, "How can I take a video from youtube and embed it into imovie?" This particular problem was one I had never performed before so I immediately called my technology director expecting a quick solution. His response was that I needed professional software and it would require the ability to write code.…Continue
Added by Shawn Blankenship on June 13, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments
What do you think will be the next big innovation to disrupt education as we know it?
No common core adaptation.
No Race to the Top ambitions.
If you look at any ranking of the best schools in the country, schools from Texas are prevalent. However, the state also is home to some of the lowest-performing schools and districts in the country.
So how do…Continue
Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on June 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by mrsdurff on June 7, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments
Teachers - spend a little time this summer familiarizing yourself with VocabularySpellingCity and learn how it can make teaching spelling and vocabulary simple for you and fun for your students! Simply go to…Continue
Added by john edelson on June 7, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
There is a growing interest in QR Codes in Classrooms ... so here is the Shambles page
Added by Shamblesguru on June 6, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
Peer pressure can come in many forms. Some are subtle and some overt. I think sometimes teens don't see the subtle forms because they are too caught up in fitting in, being popular or being liked.
Peer pressure can be your friends subtly making fun of you, laughing, putting you down & then saying, "just kidding.” Remember, at the core of every statement there is some truth. It can also be your friends saying, “you're no fun” because you don't want to do…Continue
Added by Carol Langlois on June 5, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments