Blogger. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Teaching students with new tools, enthusiasm, and belief that teaching is a noble calling. This is an archive of my blogger blog since I started blogging here before I set up www.coolcatteacher.com
Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 02/23/2012
I've joined the HASTAC website and am impressed with how they have people connecting and sharing. You can earn badges, blog, share and join groups. It has a very polished look. Unfortunately, you can't link to Twitter and your other social media accounts, but that is OK. Still learning and hope that others will show me how this works.
This is a winner in the digital media badges for lifelong learning competition.
"In the Youth APPLab, middle and high school students in the District of Columbia design software and mobile apps in an after-school program that supplements their formal learning in computer science. They conceive, develop and co-create their own Android Apps. Ultimately, students and their apps will compete for internships with technology-based startup companies in and around the DC area."
The American Association of School Administrators has redefinned effective PD to include:
"Learning Communities: Groups of teachers who are committed to continuous improvement, shared responsibility, and collective goal alignment. Leadership: Skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning. Resources: Prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for professional learning. Data: Using a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and school system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning. Learning Designs: Integrating theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve intended outcomes. Implementation: Applying research and sustained support for implementation of professional learning to foster long-term change. Outcomes: Aligning outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards."
A show about Grammar. This is the first episode. Some grammar teachers could incorporate this show "about the mysteries of English" into their classes.
In the first episode of Slate’s new language program Lexicon Valley, producer Mike Vuolo and On the Media co-host Bob Garfield explore the history of the terminal preposition rule, and whether there are good reasons to follow it.