Articles Archive for July 2012
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If you have ever found yourself asking questions like:
* What are the Common Core Standards?
* How do I align Assessment with Common Core?
* How are the Standards organized?
* How do I effectively teach to the Common Core Standards?
You MUST …
When you use technology with your class, do you think that you are you using it correctly? Or are you unknowingly making mistakes that you should avoid? Now is the time to learn what they are so you can avoid making these mistakes in the future.
This information was shared during one of Jerry Swiatek’s Teacher Learning Community’s Webinars. Full-Access members, sign in to the Community and then click here to watch the on-demand recording to hear Jerry’s tips on how to avoid making these mistakes in the future.
Top 10 Mistakes …
I’ve been collecting photos of SimpleK12 buttons and mugs, pictured at famous locations around the world (some more famous than others). I thought you might be interested to take a look!
Can you name the cities and countries where the below photos were taken?
Leave your responses inside the Teacher Learning Community forum:
Did you take any vacations this summer? I’d love to hear about them, and maybe see a photo or two!
Tell me about your summer in this forum:
Presenter Interview »
This SimpleK12 presenter interview is with Steven Anderson, a national speaker, blogger, and social media expert. (If you missed the last interview with Shelly Terrell, you can watch it here.)
Watch what he has to say about social media for educators in the below video.
NOTE: Since we recorded this interview, Steven has been promoted to Director of Instructional Technology. Congrats, Steve!
Now let’s take a look at what you all are saying about Steven…
“Great educational implementation ideas. As always, Steven does a great job explaining the concept/tool and how to use it.” – …
The new school year is upon us, which means that providing your teachers with the professional development they need (and want) is more important than ever. Here are 4 ways to kick start the new 2012/13 year with a PD program your teachers will love!
Professional Development Should …
1. Embrace Social Media: This opens the door to endless possibilities for teachers and students. Teachers can collaborate with other teachers from around the world, connect for global projects, learn from others, and find great resources! These are things that can …
Technology provides new tools for Tech Bullies. Could there be one in your classroom?
Tech Bullies make use of any technology, including school networks, computer labs, and about anywhere else that they can leave a bully message.
Tech Bullies can be a very serious problem when they threaten violence. Most of the time they will be stalking public social networks where they can do the most harm. If you find out that you are a victim of a Tech Bully, the best thing that you can do is to gather evidence.
If you …
Let’s have some fun!
What’s your ONE favorite app or site for your own PERSONAL enrichment?
I’ll go first!
I love Radio Paradise at: http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#
They have zero advertising, real DJs, and a pretty eclectic selection of music.
I learn about new pieces every time I turn this thing on.
You can connect via your PC and they have an iPad app too that displays cool scenery while the music’s flowing.
Your turn! Come over to the Teacher Learning Community to post your favorite: