Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs | Posted on July 16, 2014

infographic

 

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content shows ways students can use infographics for learning and for assessment.

Tutorials for Microsoft Office Apps on iPad

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in iPad, Microsoft Office Programs/Tools, Technology Help | Posted on July 14, 2014

Whether you are new to the iPad and are looking for tips on how to use these Office apps on your tablet, or you are a long-time Apple user who needs assistance with some basic functionalities of the Office suite, these tutorials are designed with you in mind.

Here are some tips and tricks for using the Microsoft Office apps on your iPad.

Click here to access the tutorials.

7 Smart Ways to Teach with a Blog

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs | Posted on July 7, 2014

blogging7 Smart Ways to Teach With Your Blog has wonderful ideas for teachers to incorporate blogging into the classroom.

Summer Resources for Administrators

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Adminstrative Tools | Posted on July 7, 2014

principalJerry Blumengarten has done it again – put together an excellent list of resources for school administrators.  Check it out on his Cybraryman web site.

Quotes Cover.Com

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Motivation, Quotes | Posted on June 19, 2014

quotescover

 

QuotesCover.Com is a web site that allows you to search for relevant quotes and then produce media content – whether it be a poster, Facebook or Twitter banner, web site image, etc.

All Things iPad

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in iPad | Posted on June 19, 2014

ipad apps

 

Here are links to several excellent resources for teaching with iPads.

http://teachingwithipad.org/2014/05/13/9-practical-ways-to-use-your-ipad-in-teaching/

http://teachingwithipad.org/ipad-101-the-basics/

https://teachingwithipad.org/2013/11/06/how-to-use-airdrop-ios-7s-most-important-new-feature-for-teachers/?utm_content=bufferd5107&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://teachingwithipad.org/2013/12/06/15-unique-and-creative-ways-to-use-ipads-in-the-classroom/

http://www.port-huron.k12.mi.us/downloads/tech/ipad_training_for_elementary_teachers_20120626_114100_1.pdf

http://www.markrepp.com/2012/04/best-ipad-apps-ipad-resources.html

http://ipadacademy.com/2014/02/ipad-video-lesson-introduction-to-the-ipad-guided-tour-part-one

http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.com/2013/08/ipad-basic-training-for-teachers.html

http://jonathanwylie.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Use-Dropbox-on-iPad?utm_content=buffercdbc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://learninginhand.com/blog/classroom-ipod-touches-ipads-dos-and-donts.html

http://www.edudemic.com/new-ipad-education/

http://ipads.mssd14.wikispaces.net/New+Staff

http://www.pinterest.com/mattBgomez/ipad-lessons/

http://ipadsforlearning.com/39-sites-for-using-ipads-in-the-classroom/

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=448633

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-resources-for-ipad-use-in-the-classroom/16126

http://tomahawkipadcrew.wikispaces.com/iPad+training+materials

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534

http://ipadtrainingsiteatc.blogspot.com/2010/12/ipad-in-classroom.html

 

Microsoft Mix for PowerPoint

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Microsoft Office Programs/Tools, Presentation Tools | Posted on June 18, 2014

mixMicrosoft Mix for PowerPoint is a super add in that allows you to have quizzes, screencasts, annotation, and video into your lesson presentations.  System Requirements:  The Office Mix add-in requires a PC with PowerPoint 2013 or Office 365.

Two Great Leadership Articles

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Adminstrative Tools, Leadership | Posted on June 18, 2014

leadershipHere are 2 great articles on leadership sure to help any new (or veteran) administrators.

What You Ignore, You Permit.

7 Reasons Why Documentation is Still a Great Leadership Tool

Two Resources for Teaching the Water Cycle

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources | Posted on June 17, 2014

 

water cycle

Here are two good sites for teaching students the science of the water cycle.

Thirstin’s Water Cycle

Scholastic Interactive Weather Maker

Math Chimp Free Online Games

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on June 17, 2014

 

math chimp  The Math Chimp web site has many terrific games for elementary students.  Helps keep their fluency sharp!

Special Ed: How Do You Teach a Superhero

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Infographs, Special Education | Posted on June 17, 2014

superhero

 

Great infograph on Special Ed Superheroes at http://www.special-education-degree.net/superhero/

 

Smithsonian Photos

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography | Posted on May 5, 2014

eternal city

 

 

 

 

SmithsonianPhotos is a fabulous place to find interesting images to spark student imagination.  Use them for writing prompts, math problems, or to illustrate a lesson you are teaching.

Teaching with You Tube: 197 Digital Channels for Learning

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Videos, You Tube | Posted on May 5, 2014

youtube

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core | Posted on May 5, 2014

One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

One-Page Nonfiction Readings by Grade Level

Developed by the Center for Urban Education

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.

You may want to use a reading from an earlier or later grade level

because the formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

Gamify Your Class Without Electricity

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Games, Gamification | Posted on May 5, 2014

 

Gamify Your Class Without Electricity has excellent ideas on how to use games to increase student engagement and achievement.

One Note Versus Evernote

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Evernote, Notetaking, OneNote | Posted on May 5, 2014

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Lifehacker Faceoff:  One Note Versus Evernote

This is a good article comparing the two favorite note taking programs on the market.  Check out the smack-down between One Note and Evernote.

Best Sites for Learning About Mother’s Day

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Seasonal/Holidays | Posted on May 5, 2014

mothers day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are two great places to use when planning activities for Mother’s Day.

Larry Ferlazzo’s Best Sites for Learning About Mother’s Day

Cybraryman Sites for Mother’s Day

Glitterfy

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Digital Storytelling | Posted on May 5, 2014

glitterfy

 

 

 

 

Glitterfy is a free web site where you can find glitter images, animations, and text.  Use it to spice up presentations, web sites, blog posts, etc.

32 Habits That Make Thinkers

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Thinking Skills, Uncategorized | Posted on May 5, 2014

step inside

 

32 Habits That Make Thinkers is an article from the TeachThought blog.  The key themes are patience, scale, and perspective.

CPalms Common Core Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Collections of Links by Subject Area, Common Core | Posted on April 29, 2014

cpalm

 

 

 

 

 

CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Adminstrative Tools, Flipped Classroom, Professional Development | Posted on March 13, 2014

Learning - Featured

 

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development is an article from Getting Smart blog which gives school administrators some ideas on how to improve their school meetings.

Front Row Math

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Algebra, Math Resources, Videos | Posted on March 13, 2014

Front row math

 

 

 

Front Row Math has dozens of online math videos and content for student mastery.  Front Row comes with hundreds of videos custom-tailored to provide your student with the right help at the right time. Unlike videos you might have used before, their videos are extremely short and right to the point, ensuring the student can pay attention and gets help on the specific problem she is facing.

Here is a great blog post from the Kleinspiration Blog on using Front Row Math in the classroom.

Haiku Deck

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Photography, Digital Storytelling | Posted on March 13, 2014

haiku deck

 

 

 

 

 

You may be familiar with the Haiku Deck iPad App which is great to use for developing presentations.  What you might not know is there is also a web application.  Check it out at Haiku Deck.

Planet Nutshell Math Videos

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Math Resources | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Planet Nutshell Math Videos is a channel on the this video creation site where teachers can find creative ways to introduce math concepts.

Television Tunes.Com

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Digital Storytelling, Music | Posted on March 13, 2014

television tunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

TelevisionTunes.Com is your one stop place on the web to find any theme song you can imagine.  Might be fun in music class or even in language arts classes to go along with digital storytelling.