Articles Archive for August 2012
Education, Social Media »
Today’s post will be short and sweet.
I’m writing to tell you about an exclusive opportunity to join the SimpleK12 Team… Have I got your attention? Ok, good.
I think it is safe to say that SimpleK12 has some pretty active bloggers. It seems like we are always busy yakking away and giving out advice and expertise here on our blog… but sometimes it is just as important to take a step back and learn from others.
That’s where YOU come in.
Today I am offering you a chance to join SimpleK12′s …
Ready to make grading and collecting information from your students a breeze? Want real-time collaboration and brainstorming with your students? Looking for classroom project ideas? I’ve got the perfect on-demand webinar for you!
This on-demand webinar recording, “10 Techie Tools for Teachers”, covers ten of the most popular free web tools in the education community.
For a limited time, you can access this on-demand webinar recording FOR FREE inside the Teacher Learning Community.
Yep, that’s right, it’s 100% free!
Click here to watch the video now, or enter this URL into your web browser:
Watch the …
As another school year starts up, some of us need that little extra motivation to return to the classrooms with positive attitudes. Coffee for the soul. Working with children can be both exhausting and uplifting at the same time and seeing movies with situations even remotely similar can put the most stressed mind at ease.
1. Stand and Deliver – Kids who don’t want to learn can be hard to appeal to, but this movie demonstrates how never giving up on them can make all the difference.
2. Lean on …
Have you been looking for your very own pair of SimpleK12 blue bunny slippers?
Look no further!
Win your very own pair by participating in our referral contest.
All you have to do is tell your friends and school administrators about SimpleK12′s free basic membership, and you’re automatically entered to win your own pair of slippers.
It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Refer a friend or school administrator to the Community now.
Click the “Recommend the Community. CLICK HERE!” icon at the top of the Community.
After your friends sign up for the free Basic …
Presenter Interview »
This SimpleK12 presenter interview is with Jerry Swiatek, a District Technology Specialist, the founder and organizer of EdCamp Citrus, and the archivist for the popular Twitter discussion, #edchat. (If you missed the last interview with Susan Brooks Young, you can watch it here.)
Watch what Jerry has to say about the 2 best web tools teachers should start using to connect students with the world.
Now let’s take a look at what you all have been saying about Jerry …
“Super Jerry, always enjoy your tips and suggestions!” – simpletech
“Jerry always has information …
Have you seen the Community’s new look and feel yet?
We’re excited for you to see the Community’s newest updates, all of which have been based on your member feedback.
==> Take a look at the updates and sign in now.
These updates include a new Course Catalog, site notifications, and additions to the menu bar.
These Community updates will help you:
find relevant content quickly and easily in the new Course Catalog
browse more effectively with task-based organization
learn what’s new in the Community …
The following is a guest blog post from Paula Naugle, a 4th grade Math and Social Studies teacher at Bissonet Plaza, a suburban public school just outside New Orleans, LA.
12 Tips for Getting Ready for the School Year
Start with the arrangement: As I begin prepping my room, I first have to get all of my furniture arranged. As I do this I keep these things in mind:
– collaborative seating arrangements
– large group space
– small …