The last 4 weeks have been extremely busy for me. We recently started a brand new gradebook and website system in my school district. This has proven to be an amazing tool and Continue
resource as we look to ways to improve education. For all the greatness
this new opportunity provides, we have been faced with the never ending
battle of growing and developing educators so they can utilize this new
resource. As exciting as it is to work with educators…
Added by Justin Tarte on September 18, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Last week I was speaking with a colleague of mine, and we were discussing activities we could do during one of our professional
development days. As we discussed potential ideas, we turned our focus
to activities that teachers could employ immediately. We wanted to
avoid activities that would require a lot of time and preparation in an
effort to provide our teachers with several very strong and powerful
strategies they could… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on September 11, 2010 at 9:15am —
Most students from across the country have returned to schools refreshed, recharged, and rejuvenated to continue their journey through
the educational process. As students use their summer break to relax
and simply be kids, teachers and administrators utilize their time to
both improve and develop their skills as educators. The summer provides
an excellent opportunity for all educators to refine and enhance their
abilities as… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on September 3, 2010 at 6:50pm —
Last night as I was sitting in my doctoral class I was reminded why I thoroughly enjoy the cohort format of educational leadership classes.
By no means am I the smartest, most intelligent or most knowledgeable
person in my class. To be honest, I would say I am probably closer
toward the bottom of the class in terms of my educational experiences
and knowledge. As weird as it might sound, I am completely okay with
being toward… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:17am —
Over the last 5 years as an educator, I have learned so much about student motivation and student engagement. Recently, I started reflecting on my current practices and strategies I have used to engage Continue
my students over the years. The program I am with has doubled in size
from roughly 140 students to over 280, so I feel confident these
strategies can, and will work.
1. Don't just care...really…
Added by Justin Tarte on August 8, 2010 at 5:39am —
As mentioned in previous posts, I have really tried to utilize my summer to better myself. I wanted to refine my skills as a progressive
educator who is able to meet the needs of students in a meaningful and
influential way. As such, I have concentrated on new ways to integrate
social media and technology into my classroom instruction. All of the
ideas and suggestions I plan on using started out as ideas. In
particular, they… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 6, 2010 at 8:22pm —
I will preface this post by saying I am only 15 pages into the book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System
, by Diane Ravitch. Despite not being too far along in this book, I feel empowered to share my experiences thus far.
In my short 5 years in education I have learned many things, however for
this post I will concentrate on just one. There is one thing for
certain in education...and that is, there is… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 4:06pm —
This is my first time participating in Leadership Day 2010, and I must say I am really excited to be a part of this fantastic movement. As
educators, I would argue we all need to be inspirational and progressive
leaders in our own right; however in education's current form we have
building administrators and central office administrators as our
leaders. Their jobs are extremely difficult, and I can honestly say
most people… Continue
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 12:05pm —
As education continues to evolve and change, it is necessary for our educational leaders to adapt and change
as well. All too often we see schools and districts that lead with a
top down approach. Even though this type of leadership has proven to be
successful in certain circumstances, the level of effectiveness drops
off over time and any future potential positive impact dissolves.…
Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 11:46am —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
I am a 6th grade teacher in Oklahoma. I am looking for another 6th grade teacher to check out my curriculum mapping for Social Studies and let me know if the content is similar to what you teach, or completely different. I have aligned with the PASS Skills for Oklahoma. My wiki can be found at: http://uturn41.wikispaces.com/Curriculum+Mapping
This is my first time blogging and using a wiki. Thanks a lot for taking… Continue
Added by Carrie milburn on April 7, 2010 at 2:22pm —
Creately is a web-based software for creating interactive graphic organizers - Venn Diagram, Storyboard, Mind Map, Cycle Diagram, Fishbone Diagram, KWL Chart, T Chart, Y Chart and…
Added by Charanjit on March 7, 2010 at 1:00pm —
As with Google Docs or Zoho writer, you can create documents and share or collaborate with others so why even try it?
1) You can export or import existing documents. This includes the various formats; HTML, Word, PDF, Open Doc.
2) You can make the documents pubic or private for sharing. Collaborate with students privately and then make the final work public if you want.
3) It works well on… Continue
Added by Jay Noggle on February 26, 2010 at 11:04am —
I had been using Etherpad –http://www.etherpad.com
–for a while, but had never experimented its potential as a collaborative tool in the classroom.
Etherpad is one of the best online-based word processors out there not only because it is free (and now open source since Google acquired it) but also because it enables users to create a public pad without having to sign up for an account. Etherpad has many other wonderful features such as easy… Continue
Added by Imwinkelried on December 9, 2009 at 4:08pm —
just joined your community and wanted to introduce our tool which you can use collaboratively in a classromm. Really interested in your opinion, suggestions and critics.
What is CoboCards?
- CoboCards Is an Impressive, Collaborative Flash Card Webapp
- Check out the Lifehacker article about CoboCards: http://is.gd/5cClA
How does it help me?
Added by Ali Yildirim on December 6, 2009 at 1:48am —
I meet many different people via my Internet work, and share many of their ideas on my blog
and the links at http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
Every six months I host a conference in Chicago intended to draw together people who focus on volunteer based tutoring and mentoring, online learning, workforce development and other strategies aimed to help kids… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on October 4, 2009 at 9:38am —
I am looking for a class to have a book club with. We would have weekly readings. Each student would weekly write a comment and respond to a comment. We are a second grade class and would like to work together with a class close to our age. We also need to be able to communicate in English only sorry.
Please Let Us Know!
We are also looking at a paper airplane project in the Spring.
Added by Ian Snyder on September 28, 2009 at 3:44pm —
The above is a link to a recent post on my Interactive Multimedia Technology blog. The application looks fun!
Added by Lynn Marentette on August 9, 2009 at 8:40am —
Started a teacher librarian program in July. Amazed at all I have learned in a few weeks. Class discussion centers around how teacher librarians should be leaders in technology use through collaboration and professional development within their schools. In your experience are the librarians leaders in technology, collaboration, and PD? I already have much to share, but I don't want teachers to tune the message out. What approach works best to convince teachers the web tools interactive features… Continue
Added by Ann Knipper on July 19, 2009 at 3:10pm —
I grab YouTube clips that effectively communicate multi-step tasks to moderate to severely involved students on the Spectrum. I find that using sequential clips engages students quickly, more effectively and for longer periods of time.
I would like to collaborate with people who think this could prove valuable and would like to explore the potential.
Use Video Tab. Search: "Hygiene", "Oral Hygiene" and "Use a Tissue"
Added by Michael Leventhal on June 6, 2009 at 5:25pm —