January 24, 2010

Great Ideas for Spring Staff Development

Filed under: January,Tech Tutorials — mbrown @ 11:46 pm

The ALTEC Video Channel is a great way for staff development providers to learn to use high quality online tools and software directly from our own experienced staff of trainers. Watch the videos to learn to use a variety of online tools and educational software, then train your staff to use those tools to improve teaching and learning in their own classrooms. Here is a sample of what is available at the ALTEC Video Channel. (more…)

January 18, 2010

Flexible Uses of Title Funds

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 10:00 am

Most public and private schools in the United States are eligible for Title funds under No Child Left Behind. What many districts might not realize is that there is some flexibility in place for districts who might have a higher need in one area of funding over another. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 9:00 am

KIDSBANK.COM   (http://kidsbank.com)

KidsBank.com was created to teach children the fundamentals of banking in a fun and interactive way. Bank characters called Penny, Dollar Bill, Interest Ray, and Mr. EFT guide students through the important aspects of Money, Savings, Interest, Checking, and Electronic Banking. Each chapter is clear and easy to understand, students who are older can click on the Professor to learn more detailed information about each topic. You will also find quizzes, interactive calculators, and links to carefully reviewed Web sites.

January 17, 2010

Help for Haiti

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 10:00 pm

Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

January 10, 2010

January Tech To-Do List

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 8:04 pm

by Melissa Brown
… three simple things you can do this month to save time AND  motivate your students to learn

Motivating students to get excited about learning after a long break can be quite a challenge. Here are a few things you can do this month to help your students hit the ground running this semester.



Filed under: January — mbrown @ 7:54 pm

… connect with classrooms around the world.

by Melissa Brown

Technologies such as Skype and interactive video conferencing make it easy for students to work on projects with students in other classrooms anywhere in the world. Rather than assigning a student project and limiting participation to just the students in one classroom, teachers are using the Internet to connect with other classrooms within their own school building, across districts, and even classrooms in other countries. This month, we wanted to share some of the more popular Web sites that are designed to make it easy for teachers to find other teachers who are interested in participating in collaborative projects.


Site of the Week

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 7:43 pm

This online spelling program makes teaching and learning spelling fun! Teachers can upload spelling lists and students can login and use the Test Me, Teach Me, or Play a Game features to learn their spelling words. There are 38,000 spelling words, eight spelling games, and even a real person who says each word and sentence.

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