Saturday, December 01, 2018

Weekly Links (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Weekly Links (weekly)

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Teaching and Technology Course - Final Projects

Every year we offer a technology course for teachers that runs from June through October. The purpose is to give teachers time to come up with new and innovative ideas for their classroom. We love the format because it's 3 days in June, a half day in September, and a full day in October when we share out the projects. Teachers can take the class for recertification hours, or if they attend the entire class with an online portion, they can receive 3 credits towards the salary scale.

Every year we are blown away by what teachers accomplish. Because of the gaps in the dates, teachers have time to try various activities in their classrooms with students. During the three days in June, teachers pitch their final project to a small group (similar to shark tank) which includes a student and receive feedback. They then have the summer to tweak it. In September, they have help from student assistants as well as the three tech integrators.  This year we had the added bonus of having A.J. Juliani visit. The impact of his message on final projects was clear. It is amazing to see the changes that have happened from June to October.

The projects are listed here and the descriptions can be found at #ysdchat

Sunday, October 14, 2018

This needs to be updated but the high light of this year's ACTEM conference was Joe Sanfelippo and Holly Clark's keynotes. 
Here are the Actem 2018 Shared notes