Articles Archive for April 2012
Freebie Man is back! Wow… it’s been so long since I’ve been around. But I’m here now and with a very special Freebie.
Win a FREE stay at a luxury condo in Big Sky Montana for you and your family.
That’s right, a luxurious getaway!
You work hard, and it’s time to smile, laugh, and celebrate the summer in Big Sky Montana – on us.
To enter, all you need to do is make us laugh. Leave your favorite teacher joke as a comment on the blog.
Watch this video for more details. The contest …
The blue bunnies have some big summer plans in the works. For them, it’s all about Professional Development in our Pajamas, or PD in your PJs! (or in the case of the above photo, PD on a tropical island)
You’re sure to spot them somewhere, maybe at ISTE 2012 this June in San Diego or at one of our many “Days of Learning” coming up. Maybe you’ll notice them around the blog, releasing lots of webinars, and resources, or on YouTube, putting up a few new videos.
What are your summer plans? I hope you …
I received such a great response to my last post about Integrating wikis in the classroom, so I’ve decided to write a part 2…
In the first post, “12 Ways to Integrate Wikis in the Classroom”, I shared information from SimpleK12′s workbook, “Integrating Wikis in the Classroom” – just one of 1,000s of resources available with membership to the Teacher Learning Community.
And now I’m back with even more ideas!
Here are 12 MORE real-world examples to help you integrate wikis in the classroom.
Create Mathematical Biographies
Come join us for our Online Education Conference going on TODAY!
We’ve set an amazing line up of conference sessions for you and it’s not too late to join.
We’re camping out in the SimpleK12 office around the clock, for 24 straight hours to host conference sessions with presenters from around the world.
Register for one… or register for them all.
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No travel. No registration fees.
Register for upcoming sessions on our upcoming webinars page:
This event is free for all, so don’t …
Fun and easy to use, Wikis are also a great way to get students involved in the curriculum. Whether you are interested in encouraging participation, collaboration, or interaction, wikis are a great addition to any classroom.
Here are 12 real-world examples to help you integrate wikis in the classroom.
Create a Classroom Encyclopedia
The study of any topic can be enhanced if students work together to gather information and then synthesize their learning by writing and posting short articles about the concepts being studied. …
You may already be aware of the in-depth discussion going on inside the Teacher Learning Community on Tablets vs. Laptops for classroom use. If you haven’t taken a look at the discussion yet (catch up and join in here), here’s a quick recap.
The comment that started it all…
“Would like to get views on whether tablets are better in the classroom rather than laptops/netbooks.” – cyberteacher74
“Our elementary schools are gravitating more towards iPads than Laptops. They’re lighter, easier to transport, take up less space, boot up quicker, and will do …
Are you looking for an easy plug-and-play project for your classroom?
Thanks to Erin, a middle school teacher in Saratoga California, you can download and use this awesome 3D PowerPoint Museum in class to engage your students.
Erin uploaded this amazing classroom resource to the Shared Resources area of the Teacher Learning Community, and you’re free to download it, modify it, and use it in class with your students.
You might think PowerPoint is an “old” technology… or that it isn’t as exciting as some of the other tools out there – …