Tips to help you get through the weekend. I’m off for Wanna Do City and South Florida DEN.
#15: From Tom Turner in Polk County: Don’t just read Danielle’s blog, check out other blogs too! Jannita from Southern California has posted a really cool writing excercise for science. Susan’s from Northern California is always great.
#16: From Michele Futch in Calhoun County: I discovered something neat today while searching on unitedstreaming. In the quiz builder, a teacher can actually embed video clips in the Quiz. You can’t do this in the Discovery School Quiz Center. This is a wonderful tool to use with ESE students. The video clips help them recall what has previously discussed in the lesson. This will work as a tool to help them recall and comprehend the lesson. A lot of ESE students have a problem with short-term memory. This helps them to remember better. Include the closed captioning and you can help improve reading skills.
#17: From Cheryl Woolwine in Putnam County: We have cookies and milk/water – after the students leave and I share, train, discover or whatever else they want related to unitedstreaming for 30 – 60 min. once a week. Some stay for the full hour and explore themselves others have to leave after the topic discussion. Very informal and small amounts of information, is what I have found works best! The group grows each week so we may have to split it into two days. I never run out of things to discuss as I always find something new to show as there is so much available. (Great way to get your events in!)
#18: From Mary Cox in Leon County: Here’s another tip for helping new teachers sign up to United Streaming. I taped a business card with my school address and school email address right on the front of my work computer, so if they are sitting at my computer and I’m guiding them through registration, they can just copy the address. Many new teachers don’t know the school address or their new email addresses and will forteit registering if they have to go and find it.