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[30 Apr 2013 ]

The following is a guest post by Sam Gliksman, one of SimpleK12′s presenters.
Click here to watch Sam’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

 
Everything I Need To Know – About Education – I Learned In Kindergarten
I was recently giving a workshop at a local elementary school. Walking around and speaking to teachers and children it suddenly dawned on me that several of the “revolutionary” educational changes we’ve been calling for have actually already been around for quite a while – just talk a stroll down to the Kindergarten …

[23 Apr 2013 ]

The following is a guest post by Sam Gliksman, one of SimpleK12′s presenters.
Click here to watch Sam’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

Making the Case for Student Controlled Devices
One of the benefits of getting older is that you can reflect back on a time when things were done differently. Similarly, you can also clearly see when other things are essentially the same. Although the world around our schools is dramatically different, many of the pillars of our educational systems remain unchanged. Given the dramatic and accelerating transformation in the …

[16 Apr 2013 ]

The following is a guest post by Sam Gliksman, one of SimpleK12′s presenters.
Click here to watch Sam’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

Portions excerpted from new book, “iPad in Education for Dummies” by Sam Gliksman

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program
iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.
Stated …

[9 Apr 2013 ]

*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join Catlin Tucker!
Cultivating College and Career Ready Students
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12′s presenters. Click here to watch Catlin’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

The goal of the Common Core Standards is to ensure students are “college and career ready” by the time they graduate high school. A “college and career ready” student is described as a person who:

demonstrates independence
possesses strong content knowledge

[2 Apr 2013 ]

*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join Catlin Tucker!
10 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12′s presenters. Click here to watch Catlin’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

The Common Core State Standards initiative was state led and coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to create benchmarks for learning from kindergarten through grade 12. The standards themselves “were developed in collaboration …

[26 Mar 2013 ]

*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join Catlin Tucker!
Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12′s presenters. Click here to watch Catlin’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages. I wanted to share …

[19 Mar 2013 ]

*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join Catlin Tucker!
Tech Tools Perfect for Teaching Common Core Math Standards
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12′s presenters. Click here to watch Catlin’s Webinars inside the Teacher Learning Community.

The Common Core Standards for math stress real world relevance, creative problem solving, collaboration and communication. “One hallmark of mathematical understanding is the ability to justify…why a particular mathematical statement is true or where a mathematical rule comes from” (Common Core Standards). Encouraging students …