Articles Archive for September 2012
The following is a guest blog post from Stacy, an 8th grade English teacher.
4 Tips to Engage Reluctant Readers
As an adult, you understand the power and joy that comes from reading, but getting children to understand it can be a challenge. Sometimes teachers and parents focus so much on reading levels and reading ability, they keep children from reading the books they want to read. Other times children end up putting down books they would otherwise enjoy because they are too hard. Knowing how to get the right book in …
Presenter Interview »
This SimpleK12 presenter interview is with Shannon Miller. Shannon is a Teacher Librarian in Van Meter, Iowa. She’s also an active blogger and social media maven too – many of you may know her from Twitter @shannonmmiller. (If you missed the last interview with Carol Nelson, you can watch it here.)
Watch what Shannon has to say about eBook initiatives at her school.
SimpleK12 Presenter Interview: Shannon Miller from SimpleK12 on Vimeo.
Now let’s take a look at what you all have been saying about Shannon …
“Wow, there was a ton of information in …
In the teaching world, there’s nothing more frustrating than a messy classroom. Sometimes it’s inevitable, life IS messy. However, organized classrooms allow focus on learning rather than searching.
1 ) Keep an up-to-date calendar posted around the classroom, the larger the better, not only for yourself but for your students. List projects, homework due dates, and other important information so it’s clear for everyone to see and use. Students can be responsible for copying down their assignments each day, with a simple verbal reminder.
2 ) Make a list of daily tasks at …
Ready to take your class on a NEW kind of field trip? Now is the time! No longer will you be constrained by budget problems or traveling complications, simply arrange your own field trip via your computer.
SimpleK12 offers you all the tools you need for planning an exciting and educational excursion in the comfort of your classroom. That’s right, in the classroom!
With this free ebook, you’ll have access to all the information you need to plan an online adventure for your class to places like the Smithsonian and the White …
value the importance of teaching collaboration skills?
want to know about the latest interactive technologies available?
like to encourage peer learning in your classroom?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, this webinar is for you!
==> Register for the FREE online webinar now!
We’re excited to partner with Promethean to bring you an inside look at a new interactive, integrated technology solution that enables collaborative learning.
WHAT: Webinar, “Encourage Peer Learning and Collaboration at School and Beyond with Promethean”
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012 …
For the first time ever, I’m giving back-to-back sessions of my most popular presentations.
“20 iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without!” and “20 MORE iPad Apps Educators Can’t Live Without!” are being presented back-to-back.
This is your chance to watch BOTH online presentations for free!
==> Cost: FREE
==> Register here.
These online sessions are DEFINITELY for you, if you…
Are always on the look-out for the coolest iPad Apps.
Want the knowledge to take your students’ projects to the next level.
Are you aware of all the incredible webinars we have coming up in the next month?
All of these live webinars are 100% online, so you can enjoy them at your convenience (even from home in your pajamas).
I call it PD in your PJ’s, and you’re invited to join for free!
Improving Student Assessment
Teachers spend more time than ever testing students, but testing alone doesn’t improve learning.
Join Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., assessment expert and author, as she details how you can analyze test data to improve teaching and enhance student achievement.
Click here …