There will be a “live” Face to Face event to accompany Discovery’s SCICon2012. The 2012 SCICon is a mini-conference (with an online twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. This event will be held at
Maybe you missed Emily’s comment on the last post, but it was all about your LC’s latest venture to share the classroom expertise in Arizona. Using our AzTEA connection, we’ll be able to connect to you on January 30th. Read all about it – download the handout and pass it around! In other news, Alison
I’m copy/pasting notes from our fearless leader Emily. Maybe you missed this meeting, too? A big thanks to Lillian, Laura, and Alison for thinking of using AzTEA access for our local webinars! These recent months have been rather adrift as we tried to figure our our role, but we are back and ready to bond.
Oh yeah, I’m summarizing another blog. I just read so many, and discover so many great tools, that I have little time to originally explore and expound. (And yes, my second life, the garden, is thriving this year) Animaps is a marker tool for students and teachers to use for illustrating lit trips or historical
I’ve read several articles about improving questioning strategies lately, and this blog from LOC shouldn’t be overlooked when we’re addressing “questioning” and critical thinking skills. What do we teach our students about observation, looking at small details, comparing versions of a reading or a painting and just generally asking “what do I notice?” Stephen Wesson
In a recent Mashable post, I was attracted to this article because Embedly seems to work well with WordPress. I’ll be installing the Embedly plug-in this week and see if I can practice in this space. For you, the Mashable blog is here and you’re invited to try Embedly out and tell us how you
One hot summer, one cool opportunity! The Navajo County Educational Services Agency (ESA) has arranged for a 30 passenger wi-fi bus to tour Northern AZ for four days. Educator/passengers will will stop at sites from Kayenta to Whiteriver for PD presentations based on content targeting AZ Social Studies standards. During the ride, prepared educational videos
Alas, the news media has been drowning us with news of character traits that probably shouldn’t be discussed with children. Most of us have been in teaching long enough to remember character building programs that we were asked to implement in our classrooms and playgrounds. High stakes testing has all but eliminated these programs from
Oh my! This tool came to me this morning on my Diigo bookmarks list. Extremely intuitive, allows the artist to save and send. So easy to use, I can hardly wait to share it with my nieces and nephews. Please try it and tell us how you could use it. Create bookcovers – illustrate scientific
Arizona hosted three f2f groups for DEN Spring Virtual. A big thanks to Deena Jorgenson for taking photos and maintaining a running list of URL’s mentioned in each session and from the chat. April Weston wrote on the walls – large colorful bands of paper to record comments and hot topics related to each session.