Saturday, May 10, 2014

MzTeachuh: Relaxing in Monet's Garden with Debussy

MzTeachuh: Relaxing in Monet's Garden with Debussy: Giverny Garden, Monet Here we are with the two Claudes, taking a moment to pause in beauty. ...

Relaxing in Monet's Garden with Debussy


Giverny Garden, Monet


Here we are with the two Claudes, taking a moment to pause in beauty.




Reverie - Claude Debussy 

MzTeachuh: Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoy...

MzTeachuh: Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoy...: Jackie and John John Mom thought you were adorable all the time. Mother's Day May 11.

Who Thought You Were Cute Even When You Were Annoying?

Jackie and John John
Mom thought you were adorable all the time.
Mother's Day May 10.

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/10/14

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/10/14: Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task  http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2014/05/autism-issues-complicate-anti-bullying.html?utm_...

Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/10/14

Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task 

http://www.specialneedsdigest.com/2014/05/autism-issues-complicate-anti-bullying.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FLUdSt+%28Special+Needs+Digest%29 

 FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' 

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay687189_20140425_FDA_Advisers__Ban_Use_of_Behavior-Modifying__Shock_Devices_.html#gcdQJq5Gxt7SUokr.03 

5 Ways to Build Awesome Relationships with Paraprofessionals

 http://www.specialeducationguide.com/blog/5-ways-to-build-awesome-relationships-with-paraprofessionals/

Job Training Goes High-Tech For People With Autism

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/05/09/job-training-high-tech/19349/ 

Schools Look To ‘Grow Their Own’ Special Educators

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/05/08/schools-grow-special/19345/

30-ways-to-have-a-fun-structured-summer-for-free-or-next-to-nothing

http://special-ism.com/inside-outside-and-on-the-go-30-ways-to-have-a-fun-structured-summer-for-free-or-next-to-nothing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29 

Don’t Be Distracted by Vaccine Myths and Misinformation

http://shotofprevention.com/2014/05/07/dont-be-distracted-by-vaccine-myths-and-misinformation/ 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/10/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/10/14: Flipped Classrooms http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7081.pdf    How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classro...

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/10/14

Flipped Classrooms

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7081.pdf 

 How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom

 http://www.edudemic.com/3d-printing-in-the-classroom/

 What are the Pillars of Flipped Learning? 

 

MzTeachuh: Next Week's Lesson Plans 5/10/14

MzTeachuh: Next Week's Lesson Plans 5/10/14: Keeping a positive mental attitude. Teaching current events and in participating in history Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Caus...

Next Week's Lesson Plans 5/10/14

Keeping a positive mental attitude.
Teaching current events and participating in history

Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/ 

Malala: Save My Nigerian Sisters

http://time.com/93801/malala-save-my-nigerian-sisters/ 

Malala Yousafzai tells kidnapped Nigerian girls to 'never lose hope' 

https://theweek.com/article/index/261214/speedreads-malala-yousafzai-tells-kidnapped-nigerian-girls-to-never-lose-hope 

Bring depth to your lesson plans

Watch What's Working: A New Deeper Learning Resource

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/deeper-learning-resource-watch-what-works-bob-lenz 

Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/math-science-history-games-break-boundaries-between-subjects-interdisciplinary-learning/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

Which Is Harder: Math or Reading?

http://www.edudemic.com/math-or-reading/ 

These links will help make class interesting.

11 End of the Year Activities 

http://www.teachhub.com/11-end-year-activities 

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/end-of-year-engaging-projects-rebecca-alber 

Splash Into Summer

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/k_2theme/summer.htm

These links will help keep you organized (and sane.)

End of the Year Checklist

http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/blog/?p=321#sthash.DHoZ8oLn.dpbs 

Packing Up the Classroom 

http://teachingmyfriends.blogspot.com/2012/05/packing-up-classroom.html 

End of the Year Classroom Checklist

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2012/12/teaching-is-giving-feedback.html

 

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/9/14

MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/9/14: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/3/14    http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/spcail-needs-tweets-of-day-5314.html ...

MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 5/9/14

Special Needs Tweets of the Day 5/3/14 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/spcail-needs-tweets-of-day-5314.html





Special Needs Weekly Update 5/4/14 

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/special-needs-weekly-update-5414.html 

A Plethora of Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/3/14\

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-plethora-of-ed-tech-and-stem-tweet-of.html 

Best Articles for Educators Week of 5/4/14 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/best-articles-for-educators-week-of-5414.html 

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/6/14

 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/ed-tech-and-stem-tweets-of-day-5614.html

Teachable Moment: Cinco de Mayo 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/teachable-moment-cinco-de-mayo.html 

Teachable Moment: Cesar Chavez 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/teachable-moment-cesar-chavez.html 

Next Week's Lesson Plans 5/4/14 

http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/05/next-weeks-clesson-plans-5414.html 

 
No Kidding.

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MzTeachuh: Tranquil Afternoon--Art, Music and Maybe a Faun

MzTeachuh: Tranquil Afternoon--Art, Music and Maybe a Faun: 'North Woods' by Richard Kozlow, 1988. But I don't know if the woods in Michigan have mythological creatures or not. ...

Tranquil Afternoon--Art, Music and Maybe a Faun

'North Woods' by Richard Kozlow, 1988. But I don't know if the woods in Michigan have mythological creatures or not.

'Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun' (complete), by Claude Debussy, with an animated graphicalscore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YazhxBA7oo

I love this animation guy.

This is to honor the greatest, bravest faun of all times, Mr. Tumnus.


Mr. Tumnus the Bold
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Tumnus

Yes, I'm trying to trick you into reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to your class. Or maybe they would like to popcorn read it.

MzTeachuh: iPads R Us

MzTeachuh: iPads R Us: Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education http://www.edudemic.com/ipads-in-education/ 6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in S...

iPads R Us

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education

http://www.edudemic.com/ipads-in-education/

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/6-certainties-ipads-in-schools-jennifer-krzystowczyk 

iPads Help Special Education Students

http://www.k-12techdecisions.com/article/av_gets_through_to_autism?utm_source=sem&utm_medium=web&gclid=CNC_

Apps for Elementary School

 http://www.ipadinschools.com/ipad-apps-for-elementary-school/

10 Big Benefits of Using iPads in Schools

 http://www.scilearn.com/blog/using-ipads-in-schools.php

iPad in Education 

http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/ 

The pen, phone and iPad: Obama's tech push in U.S. schools

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/04/us-usa-obama-education-idUSBREA130J520140204 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Have You Talked to Your Kid Today?

MzTeachuh: Have You Talked to Your Kid Today?: 1. Find out how they're feeling? Bored, tummy ache, excited, melancholy. Do you know how they're feeling? Do they know you care ab...

Have You Talked to Your Kid Today?

1. Find out how they're feeling? Bored, tummy ache, excited, melancholy. Do you know how they're feeling? Do they know you care about how they're feeling? Do they know how you're feeling?

 

2. What are y'all doing today? Do you know what they want to do today? Hang out with friends? Write music? Go swimming? Do they know what you're doing today? Even if its at work?

3. Do you have plans together today? Making tacos for dinner? Going food shopping? Watching a favorite television program or sport--Go Dodgers? Hang out on the patio at sunset? Call Grandma even though its only Thursday and no special reason just to say 'Hi?'

4. Anything exciting coming up? New movie coming out? Big game next week? Music coming up from Lady Gaga?

5. What are you reading? (Online counts.) Do they know what you're reading? Can you tell them what you're reading? Going to the library or bookstore soon? What's on the Kindle?

6. Do you need anything? Flip-flops, shorts, swimsuit, Otter-Pops, job-for-pay around the house, Mac and Cheese, art supplies, time alone, time to talk?

7. Do you know I will always love you more than the world? 24-7, 7 days a week, forever? You're my kid and I think you're the greatest.

8. Small talk counts. It's going to be hot again tomorrow. Did you take out the trash? How 'bout them Angels.

9. Arguments count, if you are still speaking at the end and no doors are slammed. Your brilliant child is not going to agree with you on everything. Agree to disagree on lots of things; politics, music, hair styles. You can learn from the kid. But, of course, you are still running the house, etc.


Take a minute and talk.

MzTeachuh: Oh, That Silly Mommy

MzTeachuh: Oh, That Silly Mommy: Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz, She makes me laugh all the time. Mother's Day May 11.

Oh, That Silly Mommy

Angelina Jolie – and Maddox by Annie Leibovitz,
She makes me laugh all the time.
Mother's Day May 10.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

MzTeachuh: Cheesy Jokes for the Garden (These May Bug You)

MzTeachuh: Cheesy Jokes for the Garden (These May Bug You): Needing the cheese! Here's some jokes: How do snails fight each other?    They slug it out. Hello, honey. You wouldn&#3...

MzTeachuh: Who Loves You No Matter What?

MzTeachuh: Who Loves You No Matter What?: G. W. Bush and mother Barbara W. Your mom. Mother's Day, May 11.

Who Loves You No Matter What?

G. W. Bush and mother BarbaraW.
Your mom.
Mother's Day, May 10.

Cheesy Jokes for the Garden (These May Bug You)

Needing the cheese! Here's some jokes:


How do snails fight each other?    They slug it out.

Hello, honey.
You wouldn't say that to my face!


What did the bee say to the flower?

Hello honey.


Here's a cool site for lots of activities:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/bees.shtml


Why do bees hum? Because they can't remember the words.


What silly jokes....
What is the difference between a fly and a bird?
A bird can fly but a fly can't bird!


To bee, or not to bee...
Two flies are on the porch. Which one is an actor?
(The one on the screen!)







                                                    What do insects learn at school?
                                                                Mothmatics!





Woops, they misspelled it on the bottle and glass.
Frosted glass, please.



What do frogs drink?
          Croak a Cola










A rose is a rose, etc.
But I'm really such a nice guy.



What do you get if you cross a tarantula and a rose?






                                               (I'm not sure, but I wouldn't try smelling it!)
  








Always jokes about the legs.
I'm already a walkie-talkie-er-walkie flyie
What do you get if you cross a centipede and a parrot?

 (A walkie-talkie!)

MzTeachuh: Does My Child Need Special Ed. Services?

MzTeachuh: Does My Child Need Special Ed. Services?: No need to panic! Kids develop on their own schedules. But it is a good idea to notice how your child (or a child in your class) is respo...

Does My Child Need Special Ed. Services?

No need to panic! Kids develop on their own schedules. But it is a good idea to notice how your child (or a child in your class) is responding to instruction since there could be a learning disability hampering their success.

Here are some general questions to ask:

  • Does the child remember verbal instructions well?
  • Does the child retain information in written or graphic form?
  • Is the child's attention span similar to that of her/his peers?
  • Does the child's handwriting and art fall within the general expectations of the grade level?

  • Can the child spell within grade level expectations?
This is a very general list. If parents and teachers do think there may be a learning disability, the most common are auditory and/or visual. In my experience, the students usually qualify for services in Reading/ELA with a mild visual processing disorder.

In this state, the Special Education teacher would use specialized testing materials to pinpoint the current academic levels for the student. We tested with WIAT II or Woodcock Johnson and sometimes the TOWL, but there are many tests that will be sufficient. The law states that a qualified staff member must do the testing. To discern a processing disorder or other handicap, a district educational psychologist will administer other tests. Then the IEP team will initially meet and a decision will be made if the child qualifies for services.

Here are some links to further inform a parent or teacher of what performance or behavior might indicate a learning disability.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
http://www.ldanatl.org/index.cfm



Visual Processing Disorder (Dyslexia)

  • Reads slowly and painfully
  • Experiences decoding errors, especially with the order of letters
  • Shows wide disparity between listening comprehension and reading comprehension of some text
  • Has trouble with spelling
  • May have difficulty with handwriting
  • Exhibits difficulty recalling known words
  • Has difficulty with written language
  • May experience difficulty with math computations
  • Decoding real words is better than nonsense words
  • Substitutes one small sight word for another: a, I, he, the, there, was 
National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/ld-basics/related-issues/information-processing/auditory-processing-disorders-in-detail

 Auditory Processing Disorders



  • Learning to read
  • Distinguishing difference between similar sounds. Example: Seventy and seventeen
  • Understanding spoken language, following directions and remembering details
  • Seems to hear but not listen
  • Remembering people's names
  • Memorizing telephone numbers
  • Following multi-step directions
  • Recalling stories or songs 
  • Confusing multi-digit numbers, such as 74 and 47
  • Confusing lists and other types of sequences 
  • Remembering the correct order of a series of instructions
These are the two prominent processing disorders, with Reading/ELA being the most common area to qualify for Special Ed. services, at least in my experience.  Attention Deficit and its variations  is another topic altogether, but can aggravate other learning problems.

Check with the child's team--parents, teachers, Special Education staff--see what's up and how this young one can get the assistance to succeed.

MzTeachuh: Teaching is Having Fun Learning

MzTeachuh: Teaching is Having Fun Learning: 1. OK- Everybody! Share your best classroom games! http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=31626   2. Engaging Class...

MzTeachuh: Digital Citizenship

MzTeachuh: Digital Citizenship: The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship   http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/ This Printable Digital Ci...

Digital Citizenship

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

 http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/


This Printable Digital Citizenship Poster Belongs In Your Classroom

http://www.edudemic.com/printable-digital-citizenship-poster/ 


Welcome to the Digital Citizenship Website
http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ 

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum

 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum

Digital Citizenship: 6 Resources for Educators

 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/digital-citizenship-resources-matt-davis

[Tips for Teachers] Best Practices for Digital Citizenship

http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/1142-best-practices-for-digital-citizenship?utm_content=buffer96739&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.U1Cy1eLTLJs.twitter 

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-digital-citizenship 

 

 

Teaching is Having Fun Learning



1. OK- Everybody! Share your best classroom games!
http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=31626 


2. Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades 

http://www.teachhub.com/engaging-classroom-games-all-grades 

3. Fun Classroom Games for High School

http://www.ehow.com/list_6926070_fun-classroom-games-high-school.html 

4. Any suggestions for some fun games to play with a high school class?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070510221853AA9xOxF 

5. Middle School Math Games

http://www.math-play.com/Middle-School-Math-Games.html 

6. Classroom Games for Middle School Language Arts

http://www.ehow.com/list_6080290_classroom-middle-school-language-arts.html 

7. Middle School Group Games

http://www.greatgroupgames.com/middle-school-group-games.htm 


8. Middle School Group Games Activities

http://www.education.com/activity/middle-school/outdoor-group-games/ 

9. Great games for the elementary school classroom 

http://www.helium.com/knowledge/151145-great-games-for-the-elementary-school-classroom 

10. Games in the Elementary Classroom

http://mathpickle.com/Blog/Entries/2010/12/9_Games_in_the_Elementary_Classroom.html 

11. Five Easy Drama Games for the Early Elementary Classroom

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/how-to/tipsheets/five-easy-drama-games.aspx 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MzTeachuh: Spring Song

MzTeachuh: Spring Song: Where did we get our first introduction to classical music? Probably Looney Tunes! I've read that the studio hired classical musician...

Spring Song

Where did we get our first introduction to classical music? Probably Looney Tunes! I've read that the studio hired classical musicians during the 1940s escaping Nazi persecution in Europe helping them immigrate to the USA to play for the productions.

10 Best Uses Of Classical Music In Classic Cartoons

http://listverse.com/2009/06/30/10-best-uses-of-classical-music-in-classic-cartoons/ 

Then there's always Bugs Bunny at the Symphony http://www.bugsbunnyatthesymphony.net/

Here is our Spring Song.

"Spring Song" ***Cartoon*** 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBEim0Rx7jM 

Brahm's Lullaby (Johannes Brahms - Lullaby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t894eGoymio&feature=kp ) is in there, too.

Here is the real music, actually referred to as Song Without Words.

 

Mendelssohn : Spring Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mz5Rtx-Eu0 0

I bet Felix would enjoy the use of his music.

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/7/14

MzTeachuh: Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/7/14: ESPN To Broadcast Special Olympics World Games http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/05/06/espn-broadcast-special/19341/  Kids Need ...

Special Needs Tweets of the Day 4/7/14

ESPN To Broadcast Special Olympics World Games

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/05/06/espn-broadcast-special/19341/

 Kids Need More Structured Playtime, Not Less

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/kids-need-more-structured-playtime-not-less/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 

Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140504095619.htm 

Toxic Chemical Bill Championed By Industry, Chided By Children's Health Advocates

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/02/toxic-chemical-reform-congress-children-health_n_5247283.html 

John Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education Funding

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/john-kline-takes-arne-dun_n_5234387.html 

ESPN To Broadcast Special Olympics World Games

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/05/06/espn-broadcast-special/19341/ 

Social Skill Autopsy: Improve Your Child’s Social Skills
Read more at http://special-ism.com/social-skill-autopsy-improve-your-childs-social-skills/#6i3oBAzCBKmJt3DX.99

 Social Skills

http://special-ism.com/social-skill-autopsy-improve-your-childs-social-skills/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Special-ism+%28Special-ism%29

 

 

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/7/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/7/14: 6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-for-creative-writing-monica-burns   The Invisible iPad: It’s ...

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/7/14

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ipad-apps-for-creative-writing-monica-burns 

The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/the-invisible-ipad-its-not-about-the-device/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29 

6 Things To Consider For Online STEM Learning

http://www.edudemic.com/online-stem-learning/ 

4 Great Resources for iPads

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/4-great-resources-for-using-ipad-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+educatorstechnology%2FpDkK+%28Educational+Technology+and+Mobile+Learning%29 

5 Course Evaluation Templates To Help Your Students Grade You For A Change

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-course-evaluation-templates-help-students-grade-change/ 

Resources For “Endangered Species Day”

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/05/06/resources-for-endangered-species-day/ 

 

MzTeachuh: Pat Yourself on the Back! Tweets of the Day, 5/7/1...

MzTeachuh: Pat Yourself on the Back! Tweets of the Day, 5/7/1...: No kidding. Celebrate National Teacher Week http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html These 11 Education Leaders Had Their Lives Ch...

Pat Yourself on the Back! Tweets of the Day, 5/7/14

No Kidding.
Celebrate National Teacher Week
http://www.nea.org/grants/teacherday.html

These 11 Education Leaders Had Their Lives Changed By Amazing Teachers

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com

25 Quotes for Teacher Appreciation Week

http://theeducatorsroom.com/2014/05/teacher-appreciation-week-25-quotes-share/

Teacher Appreciation Week

http://www.dltk-kids.com/school/teacher.htm 

/2014/05/06/education-leaders-inspiring-teachers_n_5273743.html

National Teacher 'Apprication' Day (no spell check can help these cakes decorations)

http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/5/6/national-teacher-apprication-day.html 

Don't Forget to #ThankATeacher for National Teacher AppreciationWeek

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Training/Don-t-Forget-to-ThankATeacher-for-National-Teacher-Appreciation-Day 

Thoughts About Good Teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week

http://www.chicagonow.com/still-advocating/2014/05/thoughts-about-good-teachers-for-teacher-appreciation-week/ 

A Day To Appreciate Teachers

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2014/may/06/day-appreciate-teachers/ 

 

 

MzTeachuh: You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?

MzTeachuh: You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?: Which is not a bad thing. Mother's Day, May 11.

You're Just Like Your Mom, Huh?


Which is not a bad thing.
Mother's Day, May 10.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/6/14

MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/6/14: The Importance Of LEGOs In Learning http://www.edudemic.com/legos-in-learning/   TeachUNICEF - Lessons to Help Students Become Inform...

Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 5/6/14

The Importance Of LEGOs In Learning

http://www.edudemic.com/legos-in-learning/ 

TeachUNICEF - Lessons to Help Students Become Informed Global Citizens 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/05/teachunicef-lessons-to-help-students.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+freetech4teachers%2FcGEY+%28Free+Technology+for+Teachers%29#.U2hALlcvCWE 

 A Teacher's Guide to Teacher Lingo

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/05/teachers-guide-to-twitter-lingo.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+educatorstechnology%2FpDkK+%28Educational+Technology+and+Mobile+Learning%29

Using Google Hangouts in Class 

http://www.mypaperlessclassroom.com/2014/05/using-google-hangouts-in-class.html 

Videos and Resources for Making STEM Come Alive

https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2014/04/23/make-stem-come-alive/ 

Bandwidth, Computers, Classroom Space All A Challenge In Online Testing

http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/04/15/bandwidth-computers-classroom-space-all-a-challenge-in-online-testing/ 

Evaluating Schools' Tech. Readiness for Common-Core Testing

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/13/25challenges.h33.html?intc=EW-TC14-TOC 

 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Deep Thoughts from Mind/Shift Tweets of the Day 5/...

MzTeachuh: Deep Thoughts from Mind/Shift Tweets of the Day 5/...:   Crazy messy fun-Class taken over by Rube Goldberg machines! Why Learning Should Be Messy http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/...

Deep Thoughts from Mind/Shift Tweets of the Day 5/6/14

 
Crazy messy fun-Class taken over by Rube Goldberg machines!

Why Learning Should Be Messy

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/why-learning-should-be-messy/ 

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Levels of Learning

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/more-progressive-ways-to-measure-deeper-level-of-learning/ 

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/what-if-we-assigned-students-work-that-matters-outside-of-school/ 

What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/whats-your-learning-disposition-how-to-foster-students-mindsets/

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? 

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/02/how-do-we-create-rich-learning-opportunities-for-all-students/ 

Strategies to Reach Every Student, Regardless of Language Barrier

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/03/strategies-to-reach-every-student-regardless-of-language-barrier/ 

What Students Think About Using iPads in School

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/02/what-students-think-about-using-ipads-in-school/ 

 

 

MzTeachuh: Bam! Radio Online for Educators

MzTeachuh: Bam! Radio Online for Educators: http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php BAM! is an acronym for "body and mind" and BAM! Radio was conceived in 2007 ...

Bam! Radio Online for Educators

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php



BAM! is an acronym for "body and mind" and BAM! Radio was conceived in 2007 on the premise that the key to success in life for children and youth is nurturing a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Developed by early childhood professionals, BAM! Radio started out as a single online radio program called Body Mind and Child. It was created to bring parents the latest insights and wisdom from the leading experts in the fields of early childhood education, physical education/motor development, play research, child development, and the neurosciences.
The end of a long school day can be tough for students as well as teachers.  Here are a few segments I have been privileged to participate in.

In this segment, our guests offer their best ideas for closing out the last few minutes of the day.
10 Smart Ways to End the School DayRae Pica with Angela Watson, Kristen Vincent, Melanie Link Taylor, Jennifer Carey
http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1963:10-smart-ways-to-end-the-school-day&catid=35:jackstreet54&Itemid=89


 In this segment we explore why some students don't listen, and what teachers can do about it.
Why Students Tune Out: Five Ways to Get Students to Listen and HearRae Pica with Isis Artze, Geoffrey Caine,  Melanie Link Taylor, Dan Brow

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1857:getting-students-and-ourselves-over-the-third-quarter-slump-&catid=105:teachers-aide&Itemid=299 

The problem of homeless students is greater than many realize. In this segment we take a closer look at the challenges teachers face and offer ways to manage this growing problem at the classroom level.
The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless StudentsRae Pica with Sarah D. Sparks, Barbara Duffield, John Spencer, Melanie Link Taylor
 http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1763:the-hidden-challenges-of-teaching-homeless-students&catid=35:jackstreet54&Itemid=89



Quiet, calm minds learn better. Unfortunately, students are increasingly stressed about life inside and outside of class. In this segment our guests offer strategies to help students stress less.

Helping Stressed-Out Students Stress LessRae Pica with Linda Esposito, Larry Ferlazzo, Melanie Taylor, Dan Brown

http://www.bamradionetwork.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1811:helping-stress-out-students-stress-less&catid=35:jackstreet54&Itemid=89 


 


It is my privilege to have been invited to participate in these discussions, and a member of the BAM 100,
Influential voices who are reforming education from the bottom up.