Articles Archive for August 2011
As a teacher you never want to suppress classroom discussion or collaboration.
But there’s only so much time you can spend on discussion in your class everyday. A good way to keep the discussion going is by taking the collaboration online.
So, the million dollar question… how do you weave together your in-class and with your online discussions? Collaborize Classroom has created this free PDF to show you how to develop your discussions, notes, group work, and more, both in class and online.
By continuing in-class discussions online, you guarantee that no …
Lately, I’ve become sort of obsessed over TEDTalks. I can’t help it… they’re phenomenal! Perhaps the reason the speeches are so good is because each upcoming speaker is given a stone tablet, engraved with the ‘TED Commandments,” to help them prepare their TEDTalks.
These are great words of wisdom for ANY presentation, be it in your classroom, at a conference, or even during a webinar. We can all benefit from the following 10 tips given to all TED conference speakers.
Strive to …
Looking to get the most out of your iPad? Who isn’t?! As if searching for the latest, greatest, free-est apps isn’t enough…it’s just as important to learn tips and tricks to using your new “toy” more efficiently. I’ve had my iPad for about a month now – and some days I wonder how I ever lived without it.
Later I’ll post about some of my favorite apps (one app has saved me at least an hour a day!) but for now, here are some helpful tips and tricks to using and navigating …
Do you feel like your students miss out on a day of learning when you take a sick day? One simple way to avoid this problem is to use podcasts.
Unfortunately for students, they have a lot to learn in a short period of time. So, when anyone is sick or misses class, you simply don’t have the time to revisit a subject for him or her.
With today’s technology this is no longer a problem. You can keep your students on schedule even when they aren’t in class.
Check out this video …
Do you struggle to capture the attention of your 21st century students? If you’re lucky enough to have an Interactive Whiteboard, I’ve got the perfect solution.
You just need to find the right activities to create a more engaging classroom! I’ve done the work for you… all you need to do is go check out this Interactive Whiteboard video. You’re about to discover:
Game-based interactive whiteboard activities.
Guidelines for how to select and integrate game-based interactive whiteboard activities into a lesson.
Blogs continue to grow in popularity with English teachers. They’re easy to use, fun and can support a variety of learning activities.
Check out this video from SimpleK12′s YouTube channel that shows you exactly how you can integrate a blog in your English classroom.
How would you use a blog in your English classroom?
P.S. If you enjoyed this video, you’re going to love SimpleK12′s YouTube channel that’s packed with great content, like how to keep your students safe online and integrating technology in the classroom.
Looking for new and exciting ways to make a splash with your summer staff development program? Join us tomorrow for a FREE day of Teacher Professional Development – all available virtually.
This is a full day event – Attend one session, or attend them all! Check out the full details down below.
Wednesday, August 24th Agenda:
A Day of Learning with SimpleK12
Keynote: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Teaching with Technology – Now You’re Cooking!
Come kick off the day right as Lisa …