Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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National Poetry Month, all year round!~Last Stanza

National Poetry Month, all year round! That is the message of this website from the U.K. http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/education/

We want to carpet the nation with poetry, and we hope that you will continue to help us to do that in your school or library. How about poetry hopscotch in the playground – with each square representing a poem to read? How about weaving a poem through the school railings to show your support for poetry, or even running a competition to choose a poem for engraving on a school window? http://www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/education/

Plus, great lesson plans featuring poets such as Rossetti, Rilke, and Mayakovsky

And, this post on Haiku books for kids

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Weekend Ed. Quote~April 27~ 10th Stanza

poetry davinci quote

Additional Weekend Ed. Quotes

Additional posts on National Poetry Month

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PBS TeacherLine Graduate-level Courses

PBS TeacherLine offers graduate-level courses in a supportive, online environment that makes learning flexible and accessible. Join the new term beginning on Wednesday, May 1st that features a special lineup of courses designed to enhance your technology and teaching skills in reading, math, and social studies. Register today to reserve your spot!

      • TECHNOLOGY: Leveraging Smart and Social Digital Media in the Classroom (TECH575)
        Grades K-12 | 30 credit hours | Enroll Today
      • READING/LANGUAGE ARTS: Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics (RDLA157)
        Grades PreK-3 | 45 credit hours | Enroll Today
      • READING/LANGUAGE ARTS: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (RDLA340)
        Grades 3-12 | 30 credit hours | Enroll Today
      • MATH: Understanding Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction (MATH250)
        Grades PreK-3 | 30 credit hours | Enroll Today
      • INSTRUCTION: Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (INST342)
        Grades 3-12 | 45 credit hours | Enroll Today

PBS TeacherLine is the premier provider of high-quality, online professional development courses and services for K-12 educators. With more than 80 online, facilitated courses offered in reading and language arts, math, science, technology integration, instructional strategies/technology, and STEM – PBS TeacherLine helps educators invest in their career and in the success of their students.

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Common Core State Standards for Adult Education

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College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education. The work is the result of a nine-month process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It was funded to provide a set of manageable yet significant CCR standards that reflect broad agreement among subject matter experts in adult education about what is desirable for adult students to know to be prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education and training.

The report written by Susan Pimentel, prepared by MPR, Associates, Inc, for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education.

It is available by clicking this link:

http://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/CCRStandardsAdultEd.pdf

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Poem in Your Pocket Day~National Poetry Month~9th Stanza

http://www.poetryarchive.org/childrensarchive/home.doTomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket Day: April 26 The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with classmates, family, and friends.

~~~The Children’s Poetry Archive is a great Search portal with archives of favorite poets and poems

You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Also fun is this idea for list poems…seamlessly easy for integrating into any curriculum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Previous Posts for National Poetry Month

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Infographic Creation Tools

Data/Informatics is everywhere and extrapolating it and analyzing it offers great inquiry learning opportunities in the classroom.

Robin Good shared nine, free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having any special technical skills. See the full list by clicking here.

Infographic Creation Tools

 

 

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50 Google Docs for the tech saavy and the tech hopeful

Med Kharbach describes Google Docs as “an important component of your digital toolbox as a teacher and educator.” At this point in my life, the number “50” has special significance. Here are 50 Google Docs for tech saavy and tech hopeful teachers.

Draw in Docs

Access your documents from anywhere ·

Use Docs reference tools

Save to different file types

Use keyboard shortcuts

 Use templates

Convert PDFs to images and text

Create forms

Search EVERYTHING

Autodetect links

Adding video

Insert photos with drag and drop

Create graphs

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see the remaining items at Med’s post http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/03/50-google-docs-tips-every-teacher.html

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Weekend Ed. Quote~April 20~National Poetry Month~8th Stanza

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More Weekend Quotes

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National Poetry Month~Poems by Heart App~7th Stanza

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Learn a new poem during National Poetry Month! Poems by Heart from Penguin Classics teaches poem memorization.

Poems by Heart offers two free poems. Additional options available through in app purchases.  Whether you’re teaching fluency, extending a biography project of a famous poet, or just celebrating great works – let your fingers do the clicking to Poems by Heart for a poem to memorize!

 

 

http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/features/amplified_editions/poems_by_heart_app.html

Great Download~~Poetry Review Worksheet 

So Fun~~Create your own Magnetic Poetry Project

20 Terrific Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month by Minds-in-bloom

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Additional posts relating to National Poetry Month

 

 

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The Newspaper Clipping Generator~Mid-week Fun from a vintage favorite

The Newspaper Clipping Generator is a vintage favorite for delivering personalized content in snippets.

Check it out: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

Fill in four text fields and click “Generate” to reveal your image clipping. Please do not use students’ names or personal identifiers or actual newspaper names. To download your newspaper clipping, use the link at the bottom of the generated image. You can publish your image on your own website or blog.  Direct linking to the newspaper clippings doesn’t work; the images are deleted from the server after a short time span. The sample above is for my online science course.

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