Digital Learning Day Video Contest
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Submit a 1-3 minute video.
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Submission Deadline: January 6th
The Importance of Reading
I discovered this visual graphic today while visiting my news-reading app, Zite (my favorite app ever!!!). This is a fantastic graphic that explains the importance of reading to children. I also created a link to this infographic on the "Parent" page.
Ohio Historical Society
This past Tuesday I assisted four other teachers and six adult volunteers on a field trip. We chaperoned 96 sixth and seventh-grade students to the Ohio Historical Society (OHS). The purpose of the field trip was to help students participating in National History Day make connections to their local history. The students were allowed to handle various primary-source documents pertaining to desegregation, women’s rights, worker’s rights and environmental issues related to Ohio. They were even allowed to search old newspapers on the microfilm machines!
The professional and knowledgeable OHS staff and volunteers made the field trip a very pleasurable experience. Every time I go there, I learn so much! The exhibits are educational, informative and fun and the library is amazing!! Ohioans are fortunate to have such a great resource. Truly, this is a museum everyone should visit on a regular basis.
Last night I had the privilege to present a few text and online resources to students in the TL5226 class at OSU. I really appreciated the students' time and consideration while I did my spiel. They were very professional and respectful - great examples of future educators.
I always get a little nervous when I venture down to campus. I'm always afraid I won't see a student in the crosswalk - especially on a rainy night like last night! Thank goodness one of my colleagues drove! Thank you, Bethany!
And of course, on the way home, I started remembering about a dozen other online resources that I wish I would have shared with the students. I knew I should have written them down beforehand - I can no longer trust my memory! But, it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed sharing everything I could think of. I hope the students found the presentation beneficial and useful.
Speak Up Survey
The annual Speak Up survey through Project Tomorrow is open now until December 20, 2013.
I’m encouraging all Walnut Springs students, faculty, administrators, and parents to participate.
Results from the Speak Up survey provide data on key educational topics, including educational technology, 21st century skills, and schools of the future. The more people who participate, the better.
When you have 10-15 minutes, please take the survey by clicking on the link below. The password for our school can be obtained from me or any teacher.