Just for fun

What do witches like to put on their floors?
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Magic carpeting.

How Our School Adopted Social Media, One Small Step at a Time

We have seen many shifts in terms of instruction, communication, and learning at NMHS resulting in a transformative culture that is more in line to meet the needs of our students. So what changed? There wasn’t really one big “ah ha” moment or school epiphany, but rather small changes on the surface that have resulted in some significant changes. The first small change was my philosophical enlightenment as to the educational value to web 2.0 technology, including social media

=>http://huff.to/iKLsxs

A new revised table of Bloom’s tasonomy

… Bloom’s Taxonomy “Revised”
Key Words, Model Questions, & Instructional Strategies

Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956) has stood the test of time. Recently Anderson & Krathwohl (2001) have
proposed some minor changes to include the renaming and reordering of the taxonomy. This is the revised table => http://bit.ly/ksQiMH

This week’s book – Reluctant Disciplinarian

Reluctant disciplinarianReluctant Disciplinarian: Advice on Classroom Management From a Softy who Became (Eventually) a Successful Teacher

by Gary Rubinstein

As Rubinstein details his transformation from incompetent to successful teacher, he shows what works and what doesn’t work when managing a classroom.

Rick Riordan and James Patterson Want Kids to Read

In an Alice Tully Hall neatly packed with children of all ages – including more than a few teachers and parents – best-selling children’s authors Rick Riordan and James Patterson pushed to convince kids to read and parents to help those kids find books worth their time. => http://on.wsj.com/lpY512

Education and tech experts release new Facebook guide for educators

From 11 May, 2011, educators around the world have a new online tool that will help them communicate better with their staff and students when it comes to social media. The Facebook For Educators Guide is available for free download in the Facebook Family Safety Center. => http://bit.ly/kkNOcQ

Making The Most Of Informal Learning

… the increasing importance of informal learning, and the challenge it poses to traditional learning

The powerpoint slides are here => http://bit.ly/lIMYSe
The presentation is here => http://bit.ly/kjmF4h

How to Shame Teenage Girls into Proper Prudeness (and more)

I like the points made in this video. We are all responsible for each other ….

Anti-Sexting (HUNGRY BEAST) from Elmo Keep on Vimeo.

6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom

6 Reasons Tablets Are Ready for the Classroom
Posted: 27 May 2011 05:30 PM PDT
by Vineet Madan, Mashable
Though tablets have caught on with consumers, the higher education market has been slower to adopt, and understandably so. From grades to degrees to job placement after graduation, the devices that are used in classrooms are tied to important outcomes. As a result, colleges and universities must proceed carefully when considering whether to adopt a new technology on a large scale. However, reports from recent iPad pilot programs at schools across the country have been positive, and some colleges have even begun distributing tablets to all of their students. As we wrap up the first post-iPad school year, do we know enough to make the “fad, fail, magical” call? I think so. By looking at all that tablets offer in the context of student behavior and some of the recent trends in education, it’s clear that tablets are ready for the classroom. Here’s a look at the top reasons why. => http://on.mash.to/kxLu1Z

Waiting for normal

“A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. First-rate.”
“Connor has created a winning and positive father-figure/daughter relationship.”

Read more … or …. buy it from Amazon