Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 24

“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders.” – Marion Ginapolis

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 17

Today’s Weekend Ed. Quote was heard at the Texas Computer Educators’ Conference – TCEA 2017 – conference in Austin, Texas last week.

 

“Stop asking kids what they want to be when they grow up and start asking them what kind of problems they want to solve” ~J. Eric Wilson

 

 

#tcea  #tcea17  #tceapepperdine2017

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Wonderful Work / We Donate Wednesday ~ February 15

A new direction from “Throwback Thursday,” let’s think about organizations that do “Wonderful Work” for “We Donate Wednesday.” Please share your ideas of your choices of worthy, favorite causes. 

To kick off this new blog feature, here is one organization doing “Wonderful Work” for “We Donate Wednesday”:
The National Young Farmers Coalition: http://www.youngfarmers.org

The National Young Farmers Coalition supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent and prosperous farmers now and in the future. Also on Twitter: @YoungFarmers    #FarmersCount

As a community of farmers and consumers, we support:

Independent Family Farms with sustainable farming practices, and collaboration and cooperation.

YoungFarmers

 

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Thank you to TCEA for another great convention!!

It is an enormous task to produce a convention for over 10,000 attendees, but TCEA did it ~~~again!!

Thank you TCEA for another great convention from everyone on our global speaking team, Xiaofan, Dr. H., Dr. Mbasu, Joy, Danielle, Kristina, and Helen!  ~STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile  http://tinyurl.com/TCEAFlipped

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#tcea17  #tceapepperdine2017

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 10

Today’s Weekend Ed. Quote was heard at the Texas Computer Educators’ Conference – TCEA 2017 – conference in Austin, Texas this week.

“If what we are teaching is not meaningful to our students, it’s a waste of our time and theirs.” ~Kaitlin Allen

 

#tcea  #tcea17  #tceapepperdine2017

 

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TCEA Session STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile Wrap-up

Lots of inquiry-based discussion and informative tweets during our TCEA Convention session yesterday, “STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile.”

We appreciate the sentiment in this tweet from @MathFella aka Randy Brooks:

 

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Catch up on or revisit our session:

“STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile” Description:
Math is a language without geographic borders. Follow the progress of an ongoing digital maker project in the US and Africa which uses teacher and student-created videos to express mathematical and scientific structure. This NSF-supported project profoundly affects social justice for all learners and has application to your school, too.

http://tinyurl.com/TCEAFlipped

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#tcea17  #tceapepperdine2017

 

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Wonderful Work / We Donate Wednesday – February 8

A new direction from “Throwback Thursday,” let’s think about organizations that do “Wonderful Work” for “We Donate Wednesday.” Please share your ideas of your choices of worthy, favorite causes. 

To kick off this third post in this new blog feature, here is one organization doing “Wonderful Work” for “We Donate Wednesday”:

City of Hope, https://www.cityofhope.org/homepage: A world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases.  City of Hope delivers scientific miracles that make lives whole again.

https://dev.ccah.com/img/coh/COH_MSS_Small_RGB.jpg

Also on Twitter: @cityofhope

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TCEA Presentation: STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile

TCEA Convention Evidence-Based Practice/Research Session

Title: STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile
Date/Time: February 8, 2017, 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Room 19B
Format: 50-minute Presentation, we will be live tweeting during the presentation — #tceapepperdine2017

http://tinyurl.com/TCEAFlipped

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Description:
Math is a language without geographic borders. Follow the progress of an ongoing digital maker project in the US and Africa which uses teacher and student-created videos to express mathematical and scientific structure. This NSF-supported project profoundly affects social justice for all learners and has application to your school, too.

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TCEA Convention Has A Mobile App

The TCEA 2017 Convention is in full-go-to mode! And, as they say, there is an app for that!

Get the TCEA 2017 mobile app is now available.

Download the official TCEA mobile app to access session descriptions, speaker information, exhibitors, and more. The new and improved 2017 app will help you get the most of your convention experience.

  • Browse exhibitors, mark your favorites, find specific booths, and take notes.
  • Interactively add sessions from the app to your custom app schedule, and then sync across your devices.
  • Stay up-to-date with real time alerts.
  • Follow the social media buzz; even tweet from the app – #tcea17.
  • Browse local Austin restaurants, attractions, and reference helpful travel information.

 

And be sure to stop by our session tomorrow!

Title: STEM & Flipped Classrooms Go Global & Mobile
Date/Time: February 8, 2017, 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Room 19B
Format: 50-minute Presentation, we will be live tweeting during the presentation — #tceapepperdine2017

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Reading, just like the Super Bowl, benefits from half-sport/half-spectacular event! Consider a Monday-Morning Reading Quarterback for tomorrow with your own Super-Reading-Bowl!


Reading, just like the Super Bowl, benefits from half-sport/half-spectacular event! Reading, just like the Super Bowl, benefits from half-sport/half-spectacular event! Consider a Monday-Morning Reading Quarterback for tomorrow with your own Super-Reading-Bowl!
Team  page   vs. Team Click or Team Book
Playing for the Vince LomPage-E trophy
Playing on the page-iron field with each yard = 36 paragraphs, pages, chapters (depending on the skill level of your readers)
Looking for “inter-read-ception” of extending on your discussion by making connection to their own reading practice
Each reading team member can create their own player stats bookmark, similar to current NFL player stats prior to game-time. Similarly, they can create “Super-Reading-Bowl” behind-the-scenes reading bio via video or presentation.
You, as the coach or referee can “huddle-up” with each reading team
Good offense involves proper book selection, proper reading posture, proper lighting, note-taking, and quiet environment.
Proper defense includes combating distractions, a bookmark to hold the reader’s place, and regularly checking for understanding.
Fumbles can include dropping their book or eBook, skipping a page, reading the last page first, forgetting to read the author information, table of contents
Goals of Super-Reading-Bowl are for page-turning poetry in motion, i.e. readers to complete as many passes of page reading yardage during each 15-minute reading quarter. Each reader must try to overcome drives toward reading distraction. A flag on the play may be given by the referee or coach for some things such as incorrect comprehension, reading posture, forgetting glasses, etc…
Each quarter gets a 2-minute ending warning.
Half-time show involves YouTube clips of “Puppy Bowl” from Animal Planet on YouTube.
NFL intro music available on youTube or soundcloud or ringtone.
Remember, it’s not the size of the book in the reader, it’s the size of the reader with the book!
How can we improve on these page-turning protocols? 
Helen
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