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Once at Grand Central (M.A. Reilly) I. "Hun? Could you read your section of the paper and let me read mine?" I ask Rob hoping he'll stop reading aloud. "Ok. Ok," he answers. He takes a sip of coffee and returns his eyes to the page. A few minutes later I hear him say, "You have to hear this..." Even though a bulk of the Sunday NewYork Times arrived along with Saturday's paper,
Pages Sunday, March 17, 2019 Simple Guide to Analyzing Media with Key Questions from @MediaLiteracyEd Innovative educators know media literacy is important. Common Sense Education : What innovative educators may not know is how to get started with teaching students about media literacy. Key question resource grid The National Association of Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE) has a useful to help teachers get started. The grid provides questions in three categories, each with subcategories. Tips to Consider Media literate people learn to ask themselves questions in each category.
Rob at home a year before his death. Some days it’s almost as if he were upstairs reading. Perhaps, he would be sitting in the easy chair he loved that used to be in the guest room, or in our room putting away laundry—folding it as he did so perfectly. The old familiarity developed across decades together resurfaces and I am all anticipation, and as quickly as I want, I remember too. In
Pages Sunday, March 10, 2019 Easy Peasy Guide to Capturing & Sharing Links to Screenshots Innovative Educators often pursue certifications to let others understand skills and areas of expertise. Here are some easy ways to capture and share screenshots of accomplishments. Here is how to do this: Step 1: Select Print Step 2: Select Save to Google Drive Step 3: Right click and select "Get shareable link." Step 4: Copy link and ensure "Anyone with the link can view" Step 5: Paste link The last step is to paste the link in the appropriate space.
This post is a review of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today by Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray. Disclaimer: both are friends of mine so keep that in mind as you read below. My short recommendation? There is lots of value in this book and a great deal of information that validates what […]
Bill Ayers said: What we call education is usually no more than training. We are so busy operating schools we have lost sight of learning. We mostly participate in certification mills, institutions founded on notions of control and discipline, lifeless and joyless places where people serve time and master a few basic skills on their […]
Communication has changed in the digital age. Today the rules are different. Ringers are off and educators no longer make or take calls unless a time has specifically been set to do so. Instead, if they want to get a message to someone they send a text.Here's why:When a person sends a text instead of a call, the recipient can find an appropriate time to respond to the text. If necessary, they can schedule mutually good time for a call.If you are answering calls while you are at work or with others, don't do it.
I used to be an artist, then I became a poet; then a writer. Now when asked, I simply refer to myself as a word processor. — Kenneth Goldsmith It’s a striking headline, and the Guardian’s “New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators” story has gotten plenty of […]
Stand of Trees (Feb. 27, 2019, NJ) After a decade, I decided to buy (out of necessity) a new. lighter camera. I ended up with a Nikon D3500 and an 18-200 mm lens. There's joy in being able to lift the camera without feeling it the next day. Here are a few of the first images that I made last Sunday. 3 Gulls (Feb. 24, 2019, Ringwood, NJ) Trees in Fog (Feb. 24, 2019, Ringwood,
There is technology that allows you to take a photo of a poster, book, page from a magazine, etc. then convert it to text. From there it can be read aloud, translated, and read aloud in the translated language. It can also be brought into a word processing program for editing in the translated language to increase accuracy.Here are some ways this technology makes content accessible to learners: How To:Here is how this works:First, on your phone, take the photo in . Then save it to .Next, go to your computer and open .
The Innovative Educator was selected from thousands of blogs as a by Feedspot using search and social metrics. This is the most comprehensive list of educational leadership blogs. Feedspot selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.Blogs are ranked based on following criteria:The Innovative Educator is one of 15 blogs selected. I appreciate those reading The Innovative Educator. I also encourage readers to check out some of the other to get additional inspiration.
Pages Sunday, February 17, 2019 Google Slides Has Easy Peasy Accessible Closed Captions Closed captioning is helpful for many students during presentations.This is because captioning makes content more accessible and inclusive. It is accessible to those who are hearing impaired. Students may learn better if a presentation is closed captioned because captioning makes content cognitively easier to understand. Students for whom English is not their first language will have an easier time comprehending what is presented.