world-shaker: A FREE 47 Page Guide to Google Sites for Teachers via Richard Byrne of FreeTech4Teachers.com Heads-up: There’s currently no way to download this document, which is tremendously obnoxious (I don’t want to have to be connected to the Internet to read this), but it’s not my decision.
Lecture As Content Delivery Is Dead →
world-shaker: An interesting perspective, and definitely worth a read. Here’s an excerpt: Lectures should be used to inspire, tell stories, and push ideas Before every keynote or lecture I give I start by giving the audience a page like this that allows them to get involved with what I am talking about or to be off task. I constantly tell my audience that if they are going to be off task...
How to Make Lectures More Engaging →
world-shaker: Jeff Utecht shares one of his presentation pages he shares with attendees of his lectures (discovered here). It’s a fascinating setup, and I may have to steal use this idea. Sidenote: I met an educator at a conference a few years ago who told me she believes that in education you should never feel badly about stealing a good teaching idea. She referred to the practice as R&D,...
I watched a TED talk featuring Roger Doiron titled “My Subversive Plot”. he wasn’t talking about a movement to take over the world, though hopefully this idea is catching on and will shortly take over the food world. He was talking about kitchen gardening and the need for people to start growing their own food. As a Family and Consumer Sciences major, this is not the first...
As an educator, it is important to stay on top of new developments in our field. What better way to do this than to join a professional organization? These organizations plug you directly into those people whose job it is to explore the latest theories and practices, and inspire those of us in the field. I currently belong to ACTE- the Association for Career and Technical Education. This...
HPC TV →
alwteachingresources: Now this is a good use of instructional technology. Students create their own show!
Tech Edge Conference
Last week I virtually attended the Technology Edge conference at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Since I live about eighty miles from Lincoln, attending this conference online was a very convenient option for me. During the key-note address, the sound was not working for the online feed. I was able to text an instructor at the conference and she was able to communicate to someone and the...
Today I created a LiveBinder to begin compiling curriculum materials. I created a binder for each curriculum area. You may view my binders at http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/my .
My glogster about cyber safety! →
Crossing the Digital Divide
In 2001, my family and I moved to a rural community in central Nebraska. I grew up as a city girl, and this move was a bit of a culture shock for me. I loved the peacefulness of the rural environment, but at times I felt the remoteness quite acutely. The most painful adjustment for me was the school system in which our children were enrolled. I graduated from a Class A school with college...
Learning Styles Theory
Do learning styles exist? Are each of our brains wired in a pattern that is unique to the individual? Research done by Howard Gardner proposed this theory: there are eight types of intelligence, that we each have a few areas of strength, that we learn best when our area of strength is engaged. My professional and educational background is in the field of early childhood. When working with...
Flipping the classroom #TEAC259
The concept of flipping the classroom moves the lecture content outside of valuable classroom time. Making students responsible for accessing content outside of the classroom can make them more engaged learners in the classroom and avoids having all class time consumed with the teacher talking at the students. This infographic outlines some pros of flipping: ...
Dealing with difficult students
gjmueller: Dealing with Difficult Students and Other Classroom Disruptions “These are not easy conversations to have but you want to approach the conversation from the point of ‘I’m really concerned about this behavior because if it continues it’s going to get in the way of you being successful’ and not ‘How dare you,’” said Van Brunt. “Students, particularly this generation of students, want...
Autism Speaks →
Wonderful resource for anyone involved with a child diagnosed with autism.
Alton Brown videos →
Alton Brown is pretty much the best at explaining the science behind the food we eat and the proper way to cook it. His videos are short and entertaining.
Find videos to use in classroom
women in ads →
Good website for videos to use in the classroom.
Are you smarter than a 5th grader? →
tedwards212: YES! We have all heard about the TV show, Are you smarter than a 5th grader, but putting it inside the classroom and allowing students to get into small groups and go head to head with easy and hard questions makes for a very fun environment for learning.
Attachment Parenting →
kylenecarl85: How attachment parenting may lead to more self confidence in children.
Mentor Mob →
Create learning playlists.
Summers are for learning →
Strategies to help students make the most of summer vacation.
My name is Linda Edson. After spending some years as a preschool director, I am entering a second career as an FCS teacher.