Week of 2-17-14

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This was a fast moving week.  Monday was an excellent day of staff development.  Hopefully you found some information that will be useful in your classroom.  If you found something useful, but still have questions, don’t be afraid to ask.  If I can assist, I will.  An exciting thing happened last night, the new secondary CITS was announced at the board meetings.  Give a big welcome to Jane Devine who will be taking over Katie Marchena’s responsibilities as soon as she is able to transition out of the classroom.

At a Glance:

10 Examples of Effective Infographicswebsite – Infographics are incredibly popular right now for communicating statistics, presenting a message, and for displaying information in a visually appealing manner. A well-designed infographic can get more attention than the same information presented without the visual appeal.  There are many different applications for the use of infographics in education.  Looking for ideas, check out this website.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  Everything from simple explanations to full blown persuasive documents, these can be used in any curricular area.

8 (free) websites to create cool student projects onlinewebsite – Creating an online project is a great way to help students to demonstrate that they have learned something.  On this site you will find eight websites that offer great options for any teacher.  Best of all, they are the right price…free.  These are many different educational possibilities that can be derived from these sites.  Give a look, you are sure to find something that will work for you class.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Using Technologywebsite – A great article that discusses how to be an effective user of technology in the classroom.  The article does not so much as tell you how to use technology in the classroom, but the traits of a teacher who is effective in using it.  Give it a look.  You may already embrace many of these habits, but do you reach all 7?

Entertainment website – here is a series of funny educational pictures.

Technology Staff Development Opportunities – Log into ASCEND to register

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February 25 98014 Engaging Minds with QR Codes and Augmented Reality iCafe
March 18 98016 App Smashing 101 iCafe
March 27 98009 Tips and Tricks for Office 2013 iCafe
April 8 98010 Become a Skydrive Pro iCafe
April 24 98005 Introduction to  Microsoft OneNote iCafe
February 24 98020 Webinar 4 – Use of ICT for Learning Online
March 3 98021 Webinar 5 – Real-World Problem-Solving and Innovation Online
March 17 98022 Webinar 6 – Self-Regulation Online
March 24 98023 Webinar 7 – Skilled Communication Online
March 31 98024 Webinar 8 – Certification Presentations Online

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