Thursday, December 16, 2010

Email to staff today...

So, I subscribe to a ton of listervs and I don't always get to read them when I want to. So my mission for today was to clean out my inbox and email teachers with all of the great info I have been meaning to send them. Most of this is from LM_NET. This is what I came up with:

Here is a running World Clock that has all sorts of updating statistics:

Funny plagiarism video. Will make kids laugh…but the point is valid when you are reminding them about plagiarism.

Using sign language in the classroom. Basically you teach kids to show you have a: question, comment or answer. They raise their hand with those signs and you (as a teacher) know what they need right away. Brilliant.

Mobile apps from

It's the Bio Optical Organized Knowledge device.

Many of you may have already seen this…but it’s up to 2 million hits…in case you haven’t. Don’t be the only one who hasn’t seen the medieval helpdesk video.

You know if you ever need to find a website that doesn’t exist anymore, you can probably find it on the Wayback Machine. Then you can save those pages if you still need the info.

For those interested in what congress does with all their time…

Remember the Assignment Calculator Scott found for us ages ago? I’m going to push it for EE again this year. But it works for lots of other subjects as well.

21st century learning/MYP technology/technology and the research process

Winter Break 2010 reads:

Elizabeth Street, by Lori Fabiano
Half-Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls
Naked—David Sedaris
The Art Of Running In The Rain by Garth Stein
The Help
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
The Stieg Larsson trilogy
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
and Annie Barrows
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Eat, Pray, Love
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
This is Where I leave You
The Book Whisperer
Hunger Games trilogy
The Red Thread by Ann Hood,
Such a Pretty Face- Cathy Lamb
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
House Rules by Jodi Picoult.

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