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Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…Continue
Added by Rebecca Howard on September 19, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
My website has resources for K-12. They are listed by subject and grade level.
Added by Elaine Habernig on May 30, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments
If you want to entertain gifted students for, literally, hours, try the following two sites.
Wordle.net can be used in so many ways. My students type vocabulary word lists, write poems, and create character trait posters.
Piclits.com is absolutely AWESOME. It is a wonderful site for reluctant writers. My students amazed me with the poetry they created on…Continue
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One of the great things about word processors is the ability to manipulate documents in any way you see fit. Whichever program you use, you should be aware of the importance of blank space. Emptiness is not the same thing as "nothing". If you're purposeful about the way you use emptiness, it will work to promote learning in…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on March 28, 2012 at 3:13pm — 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
Added by Lisa Michelle Dabbs on March 10, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
We're in the communications business. We need to get our lesson across to kids, let our administrators know how well we're doing in the classroom and help parents understand how to help their child succeed in academia. As in all other communication fields, there are 4 primary ways we get information across. Each of these is important and each can be improved by technology.…
Added by Benjamin Darr on February 28, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments
As teachers we are charged with increasing the amount of knowledge in the world. We work with our students whatever their age to help them gain skills and information. Most of us, though (myself included) are in the business of spreading information rather than generating new knowledge. Now, what if you knew you could aid researchers by playing online games? What if, just by goofing around on the internet, you could add to the knowledge pool in addition to passing it on to students? Well,…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on February 23, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Can you imagine every student at your school or in your organization improving raeding reading skills? The Launchpad Company is starting a nationwide campaign to make a difference in how students enjoy reading. The company helps students by providing reading level using Lexile scores. A Lexile score is a measure of a student’s reading ability. The student gets to select two books that get them excited about reading each month. Right know too many students are getting books that are not…Continue
Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 18, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments
Has the growth and technology decreased reading scores? Are students reading less? This is a big topic of discussion in many education circles. Everyday students are on computers, Ipads, Kindles and other devices. Students are getting information much faster and they are very enticed by three dimensional images. In spite of all of this technology it is still important to read. Learning to read feeds students brains and it challenges them to grow intellectually and emotionally. Students…Continue
Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 11, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
Reading and writing used to be much simpler. We would get some sort of sharp stick (a pen or pencil) and scratch at paper until the marks we made could be interpreted by someone else. Well, our writing has evolved somewhat and along with it, so has our reading. Nowhere is this change more evident than in the home of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic... academia.
Lets start by looking at our writing tools. Lets start off with PDF's. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, PDF's are…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on February 10, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments
Critical thinking has always been tied to the search for answers. In the past, this search involved speaking to respected leaders and reading authoritative books. Now of course, we type in a few key words into our favorite search engine and hope to find the answers. For students, this is often a haphazard affair. It is important, however that they understand how to critically search for good information. I developed a search guide for students to address this issue after I was inspired by…Continue
Added by Benjamin Darr on January 29, 2012 at 11:04pm — No Comments
Today I had so much to do I barely had time to stop for lunch. The day started with a long list and then I started to get emails requesting technology help and teaching opportunities. Without a list, I would have been sunk. I just cannot keep all the information that I need inside my skull. Physical notes are fine, but with the tools Google provides me, I don't even bother.…Continue
"Last year, the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a law that requires all high school…Continue
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I'm on the train back to Preston after a very inspiring but in some ways frustrating two days at the schools network conference.
Don't get me wrong, the conference is and always has been phenomenally successful in promoting thought by providing world class speakers and practitioner workshops to stir and stimulate our schools to become the best that they can be.
This year my own learning journey of inspiration was again fuelled by Sir Ken Robinson (I…