History is everywhere! It is part of our past, present and future. Attendees learned about a wide variety of web tools and apps that spark excitement in the classroom, and help kids better understand the world around us. Say “goodbye” to mindless worksheets and “hello” to engaged students who cannot wait to get to class.
Being a school leader is more than just being a manager. When it comes to evaluations and reflecting on current practices, it is important for a school leader to be a coach. What is effective coaching? How can school leaders be better coaches?
The Common Core State Standards require teachers of all disciplines to integrate writing and technology into their curriculum. In this webinar, learn how student-created eBooks can be used to engage students, while meeting the demands of the Common Core. California teacher Stacy Olson shared strategies for using Shutterfly’s free Photo Story App for the iPad to inspire enthusiastic, confident student authors while also fulfilling CCSS.
If your school does not qualify for Title I, does that mean it’s impossible to get grants? Not at all! You may have some students on free lunch, but not enough to qualify for Title I status. While many grants target underserved populations, you still can find grants and other funding to help pay for what your school needs, and what you want for your classroom.
All of a sudden. . .POOF. . .it seems like everyone has a tablet. Using iPads (smart phones and other devices) have become a “big deal” for individuals on the autism spectrum – but there must be more than Angry Birds or Candy Crush. This webinar focused on 5 key skill areas that apps can help preschoolers, school age and adults participate in life activities working toward achieving more independence.
Dr. Clarissa Willis offered strategies for teachers to assist their early learners with social interaction difficulties, communication challenges, and developing routines. Participants of the webinar then had the opportunity to identify how these strategies could be implemented in their own setting.
New Jersey Library Media Specialist Laura Fleming introduced the Maker Movement and provided tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own school. An overview of makerspaces and how they foster experimentation, invention, creation, exploration, and STEM/STEAM-related concepts were examined.
Are you using games in the classroom? Have you thought about bringing games to your class or institution? Would you like to find out more about the value of using games to engage and assess students?
Autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed in people of all ages, not just children. When it comes to identifying students at risk, educators are on the frontlines. Don’t let kids with subtle signs slip through the cracks.
The writing standards represent the “synthesis” level for College & Career Readiness. Short Constructed Response requirements set the stage for what is expected in the Writing and Performance Task assessments.