ICYMI ClassFlow Online Activities

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Tech Tuesday 1718

This week’s Tech Tuesday explored: Great for learning stations or review on the ActivPanel, ClassFlow Activities let you build categorization, crossword, flash card, labeled diagram, matching, memory game, sequencing, timeline, word search and Venn diagram interactives. Use your ClassFlow Activities on an ActivPanel OR send them to students’ Macs! As I have learned more about Read More …

Calendly: How to automate the booking of school counseling appointments with your parents

In this step-by-step, learn how to set up a Calendly page to automate the booking of your Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) with parents.  Calendly helps the appointment-booking process by keeping track of your availability (as measured by your Google calendar or Office 365 calendar) and only booking appointments online that you have the time for.  Read More …

being like-minded in education (translation: why I’ve become a New Tech fanboy)

Today, I was asked by an Illinois State Board of Education member about my pre-teaching experiences and about how relationships can be better built between future teachers and their cooperating teachers in the field.  (And that was the first question I got during a working lunch where a panel of teachers answered questions for ISBE Read More …

career research paper: making the sell

My sophomore group struggles to see the benefits of their education and are unaware of how many opportunities their school provides them. On the first day of the career research unit, I presented them with data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, provided them with some background knowledge and asked them to infer how Read More …

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

I wanted to read you a quick, very short poem from W.B. Yeats, who’s someone you may know. He wrote this to his love, Maud Gonne, and he was bewailing the fact that he couldn’t really give her what he thought she wanted from him. And he says, “I’ve got something else, but it may Read More …

reaction: “Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths”

[O]n-the-job technology training for teachers focuses on how to operate new equipment, but not necessarily on how to integrate it into the fabric of their instruction. For this, schools would need to have technology professionals and academic staff, such as master teachers and instructional coaches, working side by side with teachers as they learn, practice Read More …

an open letter to internet users everywhere

A few minutes ago, I finished an email to my closest friends that I would like to share with my reader network: Friends: Net Neutrality has been something that I’ve been following for some time now. I don’t often email out causes, and this is certainly one that is not asking for your money. Rather, Read More …