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Here’s a trick that will come in handy for innovative educators who have times when it becomes helpful to have lots of tabs easily accessible. For example, say you are having several students present one day and you don’t want to have to click open each presentation or connect and disconnect various devices from the display station. Or, maybe there are tabs that you use each time you conduct a particular class. And, everybody has the usual tabs that they need each day. Using Chrome bookmarks, you can put all those tabs in a folder, then have them instantly open at your command.
My dad on a bike during WWII. He was stationed in England, A Nation's Strength by Walt Whitman Not gold, but only man can make A people great and strong;Men who, for truth and honor's sake, Stand fast and suffer long.Brave men who work while others sleep, Who dare while others fly --They build a nation's pillars deep And lift them to the sky.
America Achieves has been sponsoring an Educator Voice Fellowship program here in Colorado. They have an upcoming event where they will highlight the work that these awesome educators have done regarding authentic performance tasks and career-ready capstone experiences. Thought I’d share the video… we need more of this kind of student work and authentic assessment! […]
Pages Friday, November 2, 2018 Get Ready for Media Literacy Week with TWO New Podcasts featuring @CommonSenseEdu & @MediaLiteracyEd Cross posted at the Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. Media Literacy Week take place November 5th - 9th. #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast host, Nancy Ribak Altadonna, just released two new episodes to bring the experts in media literacy and digital citizenship directly to you. Supporting students with digital & media literacy instruction isn’t just the right thing to do, every school must educate students in grades K–12 in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
Join us on Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. to chat about professional learning networks. This month, you can join us virtually on Twitter or you can live chat with us directly at the Microsoft Flagship Store in Manhattan (677 5th Ave, New York, New York 10022). Your host, #NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon will moderate with me throwing in my two cents. Also on hand will be special guest Dominic Williamson who serves as product manager of Microsoft's Teams. You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:Q1 How does staff where you work currently communicate and build professional relationships? Share methods or platforms you use online or f2f.
Pages Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The 5 Ways Tech is Shaping Humans in the Digital Age In a presentation titled Constantly Connected - The Role of Humans in the Digital Revolution, Digital Anthropologist shared with attendees at the 2018 #GovTechLive Forum five ways technology is shaping humans in the digital age. Rahaf pointed out that we shouldn't be afraid by what we hear, but rather we should use the knowledge as power so that we control our technology rather than become slaves to it. Here are five ways we should be aware that technology is shaping humans: 1) Data Abundance We have moved from a time of data scarcity to data abundance.
Pages Tuesday, October 30, 2018 3 Programs & 3 Strategies to Retain Millennials Millennial expert spoke to attendees at the 2018 #GovTechLive forum to share advice for those wanting to retain millennial staff. If you're an innovative educator you care about this because these are your colleagues (or yourself) aged 22 - 37 in 2018. Three programs that will increase retention: 1) Onboarding: How are you making your new millennial hires feel a part of something they want to stick with? If you miss this, you will be much less likely to retain this staff member.
Dust of Snow (M.A. Reilly, 2014) The first time the rabbi came, Rob was in intensive care. It was a Friday evening and the rabbi slid open the door to the room and greeted Rob. He had brought with him two electric candles (oxygen was being pumped into Rob), grape juice, and challah to celebrate Shabbat with Rob. I excused myself and returned a bit later to thank the rabbi. My husband would
Pages Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Help Students Address a Garden of Emotions with QR Coded Book Featuring Innovative Wellness Technique Before educators can help students get to the learning, we must first ensure we help students feel good about themselves. Educators can help students with this by providing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to help them cultivate feelings of peace, satisfaction, calm, positivity, kindness and happiness. EFT, often referred to as tapping, can provide the tools kids need to get through emotions like stress, anxiety, sadness, fear, or shame without letting them get out of hand.
Dr. Yancy The book group I belong to read Dr. George Yancy's Backlash: What Happens When we Talk Honestly about Racism in America this past month--an important book about the challenges and needs for white people in America to understand that their whiteness overtly and covertly privileges them as it undermines African-Americans and other people of color. The book, Yancy says is intended as a
Pages Sunday, October 21, 2018 Podcast Playlist for Innovative Educators The learning never stops for Innovative educators. When you’re jogging, cleaning, driving, or out walking your dog, a podcast provides a great way to keep the learning going while you’re doing something else. Here is my current podcast list. The 10-minute teacher is a 5-day a week show for remarkable teachers from around the world who are very busy. Every weekday get inspired with quick interviews of important trends, topics, and tools impacting K12 teachers.
Jennifer Rich said: It has been lamented before that our children are overprogrammed and our schools are pushed to the brink with standards and standardized tests. We have also managed to slip down the rabbit hole with character education and social-emotional learning. Somehow, rather than following Mister Rogers’ lead, rather than being responsive to what […]
Pages Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Money-Saving Facebook Setting Phone Providers Don't Want You to Know If you have Facebook on your phone, you may have noticed that videos automatically play. If you are not connected to WiFi this eats up your data. Here's what my data looks like: When talking with some colleagues we were discussing this and found out how to stop that from happening. Here's how: Step 1 - Go to "Settings" Step 2 - Go to "Media and Contacts" Step 3 - "Choose when videos autoplay" I like the videos so I selected "On Wi-Fi connections" but you may want to select "Never autoplay videos.
Pages Sunday, October 14, 2018 Tool to Brand Yourself or School with a Logo Educational institutions are becoming more and more aware of the importance of branding staff and schools in our digital world. However schools and districts often don't consistently have and/or use their logo and slogan in their materials. In fact often staff do not even know their slogan and in many cases if they do, it does not seem meaningful or relevant and/or they are unsure where it even came from. Your Slogan: What Do You Stand For? To begin thinking about branding you can start by thinking about yourself, what you stand for and what a consistent slogan can be across platforms.