Teaching with Tech 1.8.12

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Teaching with Tech 1.8.12

The new Information & Technology Essential Standards are in effect this year for students in K-12. Click here to access a Livebinder of resources I've compiled to help you teach these standards. Use the tabs & subtabs to find resources organized by 5 strands: Sources of Information, Informational Text, Technology as a Tool, Research Process, and Safety & Ethical Standards.

Accelerated ReaderJan. 19th, 3:30, Thornton ElementarySkype in the ClassroomJan. 23rd, 3:45, NCMS Using Wikis for Collaborative LearningJan. 30th, 3:45, OnlineHot Potatoes: CrosswordFeb. 6th, 3:45, NCMS VistaPrint Tips and TricksFeb. 7th, 3:45, Shuford ElementaryGet Out of the Classroom with Virtual Field TripsFeb. 13th, 3:45, OnlineLiteracy & Safety Awareness in a Digital WorldFeb. 14th, 3:30, NCHS

There are numerous free websites to help your students master vocabulary terms. Visit www.myvocabulary.com to access word lists, interactive puzzles, quizzes, worksheets, and other resources. Vocab Genii (http://vocabgenii.com) is a free online vocab. game you can play with friends. You can also embed vocab. tools into your School Fusion page, wiki, blog, or other web page. Visit www.widgetbox.com and search for vocabulary to find widgets that students can access from your web page. Wikis are another useful tool for teaching and learning vocab. You can create pages to organize terms by topic, root word, book chapter, or other similar characteristic. Students can add content to wiki pages such as definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples, nonexamples, sentences, images, and more. Click here to check out 7 additional free resources for teaching & learning vocabulary.

Teaching with Technology January 8, 2012

Check out these upcoming trainings! Don't forget: All certified staff must attend at least 4 district tech trainings.

Spotlight on Instruction: Vocabulary Resources

The NC Region 7 PD wiki contains tons of resources to help you implement the new Common Core and Essential Standards. Click on the pages to the left to explore resources for specific content areas. You'll also find support for formative assessment, curriculum mapping, Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, 21st century skills and other topics. You can click here to visit the wiki. Also, don't forget about the NCCS Common Core and Essential Standards wiki. There, you'll find instructional guides, web resources, and other support materials for transitioning to the new standards. Check out the NCCS wiki at http://nccscommoncoreteam.wikispaces.com/.

Jayme LintonInstructional Technology FacilitatorStaff Development CoordinatorNewton-Conover City Schoolsjayme_linton@nccs.k12.nc.usTwitter: @jaymelintonhttp://techtipsforteachersblog.blogspot.comhttp://ipadsinschool.blogspot.com


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