My post back in December where I reviewed my Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) talked about how as a teacher I like to do screencasts to record my lesson for online courses (or Flipped Lessons.) The Chromebook had no decent option at that time. Well the time has come, screencasting on a Chromebook is now a real option.
Apple Box Keepers Syndrome
So recently I did some serious purging and as I was cleaning each room it became clear as we found Apple boxes in closets and cubbies, that Mom might have a problem… Continue reading
Set up your Facebook Profile so you don’t get hacked!
Believe it or not, there are hackers trying all the time to get your personal login information from the internet. Continue reading
This article by Darrell West, in the Huffington Post, begins with this opening:
Thomas Edison once said, “Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools… our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.” Continue reading
There is no escaping Technology when it comes to Common Core
When it comes to Common Core, it is a fact that our students will need to be fluent when it comes to technology. Students will need to be able to navigate the web, discern important and relevant information, research, prepare and present all using the technology in the classrooms. Common Core assessments will also be taken online, so students need to know how to use the web tools available to them during testing.
So here are a few of my concern as we begin the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. Continue reading
Step 1: Decide which technology you will use. Continue reading
The Announcement of the New Pope 2005 & 2013
This past week many of us watched live via the News Channels or a streaming website the announcement of the new Pope. My hope is that Catholic Schools around the nation tuned in to watch.
The photo above was posted on Facebook with this caption:
Wow – Pictures ARE worth 1,000s of word … My how time & technology change things … (not always for the better)
This happened yesterday and seeing all of the phones (and ipad ;)) leads the question: Are we too often trying to capture the moment instead of living in the moment, or, can you do both? Tell us what you think… (photo via NBC news).
Are we too often trying to capture the moment instead of living in the moment, or, can you do both?
My response was that we were “Capturing the moment allows us to re”live” the moment again and again. I think it is great!”
What are your thoughts on this topic? Were all these devices inappropriate at this holy occasion? Are we missing some of life’s precious moments because we are distracted by our gadgets? You do not have to be Catholic to see this is an interesting debate.
Please post your thoughts here.
Shmoop online resources look very engaging for Students and Teachers alike!
I was looking for some online resources for math and science and ran across SHMOOP!. This Shmoop site has so much to offer when it comes to resources for your students.
Shmoop will make you a better lover (of literature, history, life). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time. Don’t worry… we’ll have it back home at a reasonable hour.
With Student Learning Guides like: Literature, Bible, Poetry, Shakespeare Mythology, Bestsellers Dr. Seuss, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Calculus, Biology, & US History, you will also find resources like: DMV, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, En Espanol and Videos.
They offer online Teacher Resources (for a small fee ~$5/guide) as well as Test Prep & College Readiness (also for fee help.)
Shmoop means “move something forward a little bit.” The phrase reflects our company mission, which is to shine a little light into the dark corners of students’ minds. We believe that great and difficult concepts can be explained clearly, succinctly, and with a compelling storyline. In “telling the tale” behind seemingly intangible subjects, we humanize them and make them accessible to everyone.
The Shmoop Team
Today my colleague, Joshua Rivera, an Educational Technologist, and I delivered a webinar to the Catholic Educators’ Forum members. The webinar was our first for this Forum, and our first together. I think we knocked it out of the park! The presentation is posted here (without audio of course) and the links to all the resources we talked about are posted below as well. Continue reading
In President Obama’s February 12, 2013 Fireside Google Hangout, he specifically mentions STEM and the lack of women in STEM fields. In the next question he talks about including Computer Programming Language as a legitimate language in secondary education and how it would open opportunities for technology minded students before college.
You will need to fast forward the video to the start of the STEM discussion, about 24:55.
For an article on more information about this topic click here.