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Christmas – second page

Here is an interesting article regarding the continual evolution of the ‘internet’.  This one is titled “Internet of Things Will Replace the Web” which you will find at: http://qz.com/156075/internet-of-things-will-replace-the-web/#!

I have this thing about collecting quotes.  Some that I had recently stumbled upon are:

  • Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. (Conrad Hilton)
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss)
  • Literacy is as important as it has ever been in education. We just have to realize that literacy is a constantly evolving thing. (George Couros)
  • Teachers only fail their students if they fail to care about them. (Nicholas A. Ferroni)

I recently presented at the Palliser Admin retreat on the role of technology with the districts focus on ‘literacy.’  I used Prezi as the presentation tool.  If you would like to view it, the link is – http://goo.gl/DkgJbQ

As usual, Vantage keeps coming out with links for particular subject areas from K-12.  This time around I have two to share – they cover Language Arts and P.E./Health.

Here is the Language Arts PDF – Vantage Vol9 Num5 Language Arts November 2013

Here is the P.E./Health PDF – Vantage Dec 2013 – PE and Health

 

 
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Christmas is almost here – already!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I just returned last week from a two day workshop up in Red Deer.  It was the first meeting this year for the Alberta Adobe Master Teacher group (AAMT).  This year, the group has expanded to 60 participants!  More people required a bigger venue to accommodate everyone.

The big emphasis this time around was directed toward the ‘Adobe Youth Voices.’  Until this workshop, I had no idea what this program involved.  Anyone can join this venture and the best part is that for teachers, the program comes with lesson plans and exemplars.  Basically the program is focused on using the Adobe software as a vehicle for our young students to express themselves on current global issues.   You should check out the site.  I believe you will be impressed!

Here is link to an infographic which does a nice job of guiding through the process of selecting the ‘best’ Adobe tool for a particular task – http://visual.ly/which-adobe-application-should-i-use

The Palliser virtual school initiative is moving forward.  A group of 15 teachers met in November to begin the work of establishing various courses that will be implemented in the upcoming new year (semester two)!  At the time of this writing, I don’t know for sure which courses are being worked on, but a few include Social St. 20-2, English 10-1, Math 10 to name a few.  Palliser already has a waiting list of students to start using whatever courses it can provide.  I’ll update you on the progress of this initiative in the next blog entry.

For those exploring the ‘flipped classroom,’ I ran across these links via my Twitter access:

Searching for Apps?  Here is an article from Edudemic outlining the 10 criteria teachers should use to find the best ones – http://www.edudemic.com/effective-education-apps/

If you are like me and you are continually looking for that next ‘piece’ of information or site to help in promoting Digital Citizenship, here are a few links:

 
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