~Jenna WolfMINING FOR GEMS ON THE INTERNETSeveral months back, a Beaver student approached me for help on her junior history paper. She’d tackled “a whole bunch” of research but was just “stuck”. At a standstill. Unsure where to go from there. Confused at how she might find materials to prove her thesis.As with every consultation with any student, I start the same way:“Have a seat. You say you’ve done quite a bit of research. Can you show me what you do first? I want to watch.”Increasingly,…See More
1. How has using an iPad changed your teaching practices?Using my iPad has freed me from the board. I project my iPad wirelessly through my computer so I can write notes, solve problems, draw diagrams, etc... while roaming around the classroom. This has had many benefits from small things like not worrying about expo markers or blocking the board while I write to bigger things like being able to keep an eye on student work while writing and being able to send notes to students after…See More
"As I suspected, my frustration in finding my students' responses was complete USER ERROR. That doesn't shock me at all. Here's the great news...TED support responded within hours with this handing information:
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When Robin and I were presented with the opportunity to lead an internal professional development session, we brainstormed some independent ideas first. We considered presenting on Twitter, iMovie, design thinking, maximizing your Google site, and assessing multimedia projects. Then we got inspired.We decided it would be more fun to work together on a tech tool that neither of us were familiar with in order for us to learn a new tool along with our peers. Two recent (and free) innovations--…See More