Posted on DE Media Share by Mike Bryant. A great lesson! Thanks Mike!
We had a wonderful Day of Discovery in Charlotte this past weekend. I shared my presentation… 50 Ways and Beyond. This “50 Ways” was designed specifically for a district that has different levels of technology available. We took a closer look at some of the other assets available in DE Streaming like the images, songs, sound effects, audio files, and speeches. Thank you to the teachers of CMS who shared their day with us and went home excited about trying new things in their classrooms! 50 Ways and Beyond… CMS
Sent to me from someone in my yahoogroup…
I bet some of you who I have met lately could write some really exciting entries…
– CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS –
MY FIRST YEAR IN THE CLASSROOM
to be published by Adams Media (http://www.adamsmed
I am looking for fifty true, inspiring stories by teachers remembering their first year in the
Stories should run between 850 and 1000 words, and will be organized along the lines of the school
calendar, illustrating the learning curve experienced by new teachers.
– Facing the first day
– Meeting the students
– Surprising the students
– Bonding with faculty and staff
– Being surprised by the students
– Watching the students bloom
– Saying good-bye
From the hilariously obsessive/compulsiv
poignant lesson one stalwart third grader and his peers teach their novice teacher about love and
acceptance, this moving collection is sure to inspire new and veteran teachers alike.
Stories should be emailed (inserted as a text file into the email or attached as a rich text file) to:
with the word “Submission” somewhere in the subject line. Please remember to include your full name
and contact information both in your email and the story (if attached).
Writers will receive $100 for each accepted story as well as a complimentary copy of the anthology.
I look forward to reading your submission.
Stephen D. Rogers, Editor
MY FIRST YEAR IN THE CLASSROOM
DEADLINE: September 30, 2008
Just sharing some links that a Middle School Science Teacher forwarded to me. The subject was “Reading in the Science Class”
Teachers Source Catalog (this one is AWESOME..step by step)
Florida Online Reading Strategies (also check out the audio interviews & reading reminders on the right panel)
Reading Strategies for Special Ed Children
Reading Strategy Index
Here is a link for all of the resources shared at the DEN Regional Institute. Thanks Jen Dorman!
Here is a collection of links that were shared last week at the DEN NI. They will be moved to a sidebar later this week. Enjoy exploring!
www.mediaconverter.org Patti Duncan
www.slideshare.com Patti Duncan
Alice and Stephanie
www.voicethread.com Dennis Grice and Diane Zoellmer
www.glogster.com Selena Ward
snipurl meg griffin
www.lookybook.com Linda Rush
http://www.storylineonline.net Bobbi Gurney
I have recently joined two social network site and am totally hooked. www.twitter.com and www.plurk.com are two really cool places to “hang out”. In both cases, you are limited to 140 characters to answer the question “what are you doing?” The networking is unbelievable! I belong to several listserves, have a myspace and a facebook… but I have never experienced anything as cool as these two new tools. They are quick and fun and a great way to network and share ideas, resources and just keeping in touch. The current debate is about which is better… most folks I know started out with Twitter and then joined Plurk. Most love the threaded conversations that Plurk provides… but are loyal to their “networks” and communities that they have formed on Twitter. With tools like www.twitterfeed.com and www.pingfm.com you can post your update once and send it to both! Easy! Either way, a “plurkster” or a “twit” or both… it is the great new way to communicate! (It also works as a really great procrastination tool!)