Archives for May 22, 2013

  1. A Teacher’s End of the Year Report Card

      I just finished carrying 46 boxes (and I counted), an assortment of bags, 30-40 posters and other such colorful things that hang well on cinder block walls, a bookcase, a book rack and and a classroom mailbox from the garage to the basement.  So it goes with the end of the year classroom cleanup. […]

  2. Congrats Class of 2013!

    1 Grad blog

    We’re quickly approaching the end of May, and graduation season is in full effect! Whether you’re getting your students ready to graduate, attending dozens of graduation parties, or preparing to graduate yourselves, everyone is familiar with the excitement of this time of year. After working so hard to meet all of the graduation requirements, including […]

  3. Summer Learnin’, A Hangout with Kathy Schrock

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    Monday, June 3rd, 7PM ET – Register here! Join Kathy Schrock and faculty members of the Discovery Education/Wilkes University Instructional Media team as they share some of the best Summer Learnin’ opportunities for you to take advantage of! From MOOC’s to EdCamps, classes and conferences, you’ll discover exciting ways to keep the heat on throughout […]

  4. Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

    The Common Core Standards address the “4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the […]

  5. NC DEN STAR Spotlight

    Meet ALISON SCHLEEDE   Where do you teach? Wake County Schools, Raleigh, NC   What do you teach? 9-12 Technology Integration   When did you become a DEN member? 2010   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I love being able to learn from other educators across the country!  I have connected […]