Saturday, June 27, 2020

Educational Links 6/28/2020


Feeling Nostalgic for In-Person Schooling? That May Hurt Our Chance to Rethink It.



Long road ahead to close California’s digital divide in education before new school year begins



Ed Dept's final rule on CARES funding partially backtracks earlier guidance



22 Simple Tips For Video Calls For Teachers


Fear of pulling the thread of racial illiteracy



SEL Can Help Special Educators Address Rapidly Evolving Remote Learning Requirements



6 Common Myths About Learning and Thinking Differences


There’s a lot of misunderstanding about learning and thinking differences like ADHD and dyslexia.Here are some of the most common myths—and facts to debunk them.

Let's Go To The Beach! (Musically)


Surfaris - Wipe Out - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p13yZAjhU0M


The Beach Boys ~ Surfin' USA 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0dWXyTa2Cw 

theme from the endless summer - YouTube


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzh4i0u5Gto 

Little Surfer Girl, North Shore Hawaii

 

The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHNcMs8W660 

Hawaii Five-O - Theme Song [Full Version]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhvByj8YG8 

Jan & Dean - Surf City - 1963 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERrwjR4ZlfI 

The Beach Boys-California Girls 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JL-Ng15hcI 

 

This Sounds Like Fun (Cheap Summer Activities)


The Kids Wanna Dance!

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/sample-class-kids-wanna-dance-2 

For Adults, Coloring Invites Creativity And Brings Comfort

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/06/11/413603343/for-adults-coloring-invites-creativity-and-brings-comfort?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150611 

Poetry For Children
http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/2015/06/poet-to-poet-amy-ludwig-vanderwater.html

Outdoor Games & Activities Using Water

http://www.kidactivities.net/category/games-outside-water.aspx


 15 Best Pun Jokes for Dads

http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/pun-jokes 

16 Clean Funny Jokes for Kids

http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/clean-funny-jokes 

Sing Free Karaoke Songs

 http://www.karasongs.com/

How to Draw Without Taking Classes

http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-Without-Taking-Classes 

How To Make A Cardboard Easel

http://www.ehow.com/how_5079432_make-cardboard-easel.html 

How to Make a Cardboard Easel

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_5079432_make-cardboard-easel.html

Summer Activities for Teens Fun Ideas a 12 Week Series

http://parentingteens.about.com/od/summerfun/a/funsummeractivitiesteen.htm

Of course, you can have your own Comicon Cosplay at home!

 

 

Summer Activity: Thunderstorm? Read This Story


Y'all do know not to go out in a thunderstorm, right? Lightning is SUPER dangerous. Now that we have established that fact,  here's a great memoir to read during a thunderstorm.

Chapter V of Helen Keller's autobiography The Story of My Life has a tremendous description of a thunderstorm--from a girl who could not see or hear. The whole book is well worth reading. The full text is available at the following site.

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Helen and Annie Sullivan

http://www.fullbooks.com/Story-of-My-Life1.html


Helen Keller Biography

http://www.biography.com/people/helen-keller-9361967#awesm=~oHyZF4xLoLUsF4 

 

 The 1962 movie "The Miracle Worker" is directly based on Helen Keller's memoirs. It is available on Netflix and YouTube. As a teacher of the Severely Handicapped myself, I will say this is powerful production is a valid portrayal.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?


William Shakespeare

SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Educational Links 6/27/2020


School Buildings and Social Distancing: A Downloadable Guide


ADHD in Children: Symptoms, Evaluations & Treatments


7 New Google Meet Features for Teachers



Some California teaching credential requirements will ease thanks to budget deal



7 New Google Meet Features for Teachers



Hybrid School Schedules: More Flexibility; Big Logistical Challenges


Poll: Most Educators Wary of Fall School Reopening




As school officials decide whether they can reopen their doors in the fall, a major challenge will be to reassure teachers and parents that classrooms are safe and that online learning remains an option for vulnerable people.

All-American Music To Grill To

All-American Music To Grill To: This is mostly for Americans. And maybe you wish to grill in quiet--that's okay, too. But for us in the States, these might be fun...

Classroom Management and Parents


Classroom Management and Parents: Classroom Management Techniques: Partner with Parents http://www.teachhub.com/classroom-management-techniques-partner-parents Cl...

Refining Classroom Rules and Norms


Refining Classroom Rules and Norms: Create Your Classroom Rules WITH Your Students for a Powerful Start to the Year https://www.theartofed.com/2017/08/08/3-benefits-crea...

Educational Links 6/26/2020


Smarter eLearning: Promoting Higher-Leveling Thinking In Online Courses 

credentialing,

5 ways to help students develop digital literacy




Some California teaching credential requirements will ease thanks to budget deal





Seven Distance Learning Priorities to Consider Before Reopening Schools



8 Perfect Books for Reluctant Readers (Even Yours!)




Ways to guide elementary students to regulate their emotions and feel connected to their teacher and peers so they’re ready to learn.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Well Rounded Summer Resources: Reading, Art, STEM,...


Well Rounded Summer Resources: Reading, Art, STEM,...: Parks and Recreation Centers have great outdoor activities, too. With a school break, there is time to read, do arts and crafts, hang ar...

Teaching Is Seeing The Happy 'I Got It' Face


Teaching Is Seeing The Happy 'I Got It' Face: 1. Helping Struggling Readers http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/   2. 5 Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Math Online ht...

Teaching Is Understanding Child Development


Teaching Is Understanding Child Development: Child Development Tracker Use the Child Development Tracker to get insights on the stages of growth. http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-...

Teaching Is Having With-It-Ness


Teaching Is Having With-It-Ness: 1. Teacher Withitness http://rossieronline.usc.edu/teacher-withitness/   Teacher Withitness  -  Inside USC Rossier , ...

Educational Links 6/25/2020


10 Virtual Teaching Tips For Beginners


What our district learned by moving from in-person to distance learning in 8 days


Uncertain educational environment requires shift in PD



We must end school policies that most harm our Black students



How I Reached Students Who Disappeared During Distance Learning


Why There's A Push To Get Police Out Of Schools



One Word to Drop From Your Teacher Vocabulary


A simple change in language can show students how mistakes are useful and how struggle can be productive.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Educational Links 6/24/2020


4 ways schools can prepare for the future of e-learning





The Work in Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator: It's Not Easy but Don't Stop



What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

9 Things I Wish the World Knew About My Students’ ADHD


Who helps the helpers? Why teacher wellbeing is vital


THE VERY BEST RESOURCES TO SUPPORT TEACHERS DEALING WITH SCHOOL CLOSURES IN 2020 – PART ONE


Why Some Kids Seem Immature Compared to Other Kids Their Age


Kids develop skills at different rates. This includes skills like controlling impulses and picking up on social cues. Some kids just need more time to develop. But sometimes immature behavior is a sign that kids are struggling and need more support.

Relaxing in Monet's Garden with Debussy


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  http://w...

Relax, Enjoy the Summer Evening and Natural Music


Relax, Enjoy the Summer Evening and Natural Music: Native American Flutes Beautiful Relaxing Music, Meditation Music, Flute Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO01kemz1kY&list...

Latin and Greek Roots and Affixes (et fran├žais inclus)

  1. Sic vos volo Latine discere?

Latin Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes

Latin was the language spoken by the ancient Romans. As the Romans conquered most of Europe, the Latin language spread throughout the region. Over time, the Latin spoken in different areas developed into separate languages, including Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. These languages are considered “sisters,” as they all descended from Latin, their “mother” language.

Root Words, Roots and Affixes

Teaching Latin Roots with Word Trees

Interactive Notebooking-Yes or No?


Classroom Management: Using Interactive Notebooks

7 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks


LOGISTICS OF INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

These next two posts are one day apart, I'm guessing to be 'fair and balanced.'

10 Reasons Not to Use Interactive Notebooks



10 Reasons to Use Interactive Notebooks


TOP 5 REASONS THAT YOUR CLASS SHOULD BE USING INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS



Marzano, Pickering, and Pollack (2001) have contended, as have others, that to foster higher-order thinking, instructional activities must call on learners to restructure their prior knowledge and link it to new information. A crucial aspect of this brain-based activity is that students use their own “voices and perspectives” as they construct personal meaning for various mathematical processes, data, and events.

Marzano Strategies- Interactive Notebooks


Interactive Notebooks: No Special Hardware Required


It's actually quite fun at times. I first make a quick pass to check for missing or unfinished work. Fifty percent of the notebook grade is an overall grade, and I take off points for missing or incomplete pages.
Then comes the fun part. The other 50 percent of their notebook grade is based on just four pages. Students choose three for me to grade, and I choose one of those. They get to show me their best work, I get to learn what they like and what they're proud of, and it feels like a conversation with each individual student. I'm not grading the same page over and over, and ultimately, I find that students often do their best work in their notebook where there is little pressure. (Why they freeze when they read the word "essay" is a whole other topic.)