Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why twitter?

I found this video on twitter today.  Just give it 60 seconds.


I stand behind my claim.  Give 5 minutes a day to twitter.  Keep that up until winter break.  I promise it will dramatically change how and why you teach.

Disclaimer: Following Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus will void this promise.  Fill your twitter stream with fellow educators.

Diigo-A Teacher's Best Friend


As many people are using multiple devices these days, how do you save all of the amazing things you find on the web?
Check out this youtube playlist to get started using one of our favorite websites-Diigo.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A poster for ELA and Social Studies

I found this amazing poster on twitter.

This poster illustrates Bloom's Taxonomy in a way that is very easy to adapt to the classroom.

iPad Pilot

I was visiting in one of the iPad pilot rooms at the high school today. Saw a neat idea- the teacher had the students take their iPad home and take pictures of living vs. Non-living things. Then they came to the front of the room, plugged their pad into the projector, and shared their photos with the class. Not only did this accomplish the learning objectives, it was a very visual way to make learning personal and get students to know each other.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ignite! (A very fast video)

This is a video that made the rounds this summer and now is back.  Will Richardson is always pushing the educational boundaries and this is why this video has resurfaced.  Many school have been playing this during the first faculty meeting of the year.  What do you think of his message?


Saturday, August 18, 2012

What are you doing in February?

It is time to sign up for this free conference.  It was by far the best conference experience I have ever had.

Sign up to reserve your ticket.  Word is out and these tickets tend to go very fast.

Watch this blog for more information about what to expect when you attend.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

These are the hashtags you have been looking for!

Follow these hashtags on twitter.

The one that I do follow daily is #edchat.  Powerful ideas and resources are shared often.

Post what you find in the comments.

Build Your Own Spaceship - Academy of Science

Check this out! There is a free event happening soon at the Grant's View library. The event is sponsored by the Academy of Science , ...