Articles Archive for September 2011
Twitter addiction is real. And if you’re reading this post, likely the question you should be asking yourself isn’t “Am I addicted to Twitter?” but “How addicted am I?!”.
You likely found this blog through a retweeted Tweet that another Twitter addict sent out… and you may have already retweeted yourself before even reading this.
Here’s my list of 21… do you think you could add any to this list? How many of these apply to you?
1. You feel it’s your personal mission to convert non-tweeters.
2. You have a Twitter client on …
One of the most popular lessons in SimpleK12′s internet safety program is called “Protect Children from Online Predators”, and I’m going to show you how you can get this lesson completely free!
There’s nothing to it really, because this lesson was turned into a video and put on our YouTube channel. (If you can’t access YouTube, it’s also available on Vimeo, too)
Inside the video lesson, you will learn:
How online predators use the Internet to obtain information.
Techniques online predators use to befriend young people.
When you think of online discussions, subjects like English, literature, and history usually come to mind first. If you’re a science teacher and have been wanting to revamp your classroom discussions, I have just the thing for you.
Collaborize Classroom has a free PDF that’s full of ready-to-use ideas on how to inspire discussion and collaboration in an online science classroom. Use them for your online discussions, or adapt them to be used in your traditional classroom!
One thing that I found especially helpful in this PDF was the idea to upload …
Hey blog readers…we have some changes coming that we needed to update you about… please read on….
A few months ago we had another crazy idea…
What if we gathered together the best and most popular lessons, webinars and workbooks on using Google tools in the classroom?
What if it contained quick 10-minute lessons that clearly demonstrated how to use FREE Google tools like Google Earth, Spreadsheets, Documents, Forms, Presentations, Drawings, Picasa and Blogger with their students.
And, what if it had our most popular webinar “Google Tips & Tools For Your Classroom” so …
Did you recently get an iPad? If you did, I know what you’re thinking…”the App Store is my oyster, and I’m going to shuck until I’m up to my ears in free apps”.
I can relate, I’ve been there too. It was tasty.
Now that the I’ve had my iPad awhile, the app frenzy is wearing off, and I’m starting to figure out what the best apps for education really are. But it’s time consuming to search through the hundreds of apps available and pick out the good from the bad, which …
The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin.
Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class
Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents.
So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Do not fear…you …
Education, Technology »
Do you have ideas that are worth spreading? TED certainly does. Get inspired by watching the following 10 Education TEDTalks that our Personal Learning Network recommended.
TEDTalks: “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”.
JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure
At her Harvard commencement speech, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems “worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”