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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 14

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Literate Word Cloud by A.C.

Literate Word Cloud by A.C.

 

 

Key Takeaway: 

●Literacy is a fundamental life skill, one that serves as a portal to knowledge and a lifetime of opportunity. ― Story Shares
Looking forward to finishing a good book this weekend!
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Flag Day

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Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day! 

Here’s a Flag Day Check-in for my wonderful online Learners in RDLA235!

 

Click on this link to relive the wonder of this most iconic images by Buzz Aldrin saluting the American flag on the surface of the Moon.  Learn more about stars & stripes in space:

See a short yet comprehensive video on Why We Celebrate Flag Day at this link from the Cincinnati Enquirer

 

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Learning, Coaching, and Laying the Track

As We Close Our Final Day of our Final Week

“With one exception, every single writer I met likened writing for television to one thing–laying track for an oncoming speeding train. The story is the track and you gotta keep laying it down because of the train. That train is production. You keep writing, you keep laying track down, no matter what, because the train of production is coming toward you- no matter what.” ~Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes, pp. xiii.

Tech coaches liken coaching their colleagues to laying track for an oncoming speeding train. Learning is the track and you gotta keep laying it down because of the train. That train is the school year and the students. You keep learning and coaching, you keep laying track down, no matter what, because the train of the school year and the students are coming toward you-no matter what.

 ~Adapted from Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes, pp. xiii.

In this last discussion forum, you continued your peer support and collegiality continues. Now, at the close of the course, we are at the perpetuation and sustainability level of our PLN (Groundwater-Smith & Mockler, 2012). We are laying track for the future.

You are busy, busy tonight with so many things. But in the next day or so, please consider clicking in and returning to class. Please click over to the Class Wall, where you began our course. Scan/read the introductions we all posted there. Take just a couple of minutes to read/reread the service-oriented intros of your course colleagues. You might not have visited the Class Wall in almost six weeks, but please return there and scroll through the messages of the members of our class PLN.

It has been a privilege to learn with you… please keep in touch as you keep laying track!!

Dr. Teague

 

Reference

Groundwater-Smith, S. & Mockler, N. (2012). Sustaining professional learning networks: The Australasian challenge. In C. Day (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Teacher and School Development (pp. 506–515), London: Routledge.

 

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My Favorite Screenshot ~ June 11


 

 

(Image from available on Amazon: )

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Changing Your Profile Photo in Canvas

Hi Online Learners in PBSRDLA 235!

Great to talk with you by phone/Skype/email yesterday and today!

Need Help to Add Your Profile Picture in Canvas?

Watch this little Loom Video: https://www.loom.com/share/a3c9a46a8ae74ca8947f577f4e812078

(Note: The video does not have narration.)

Teague Loom Vid Cover Image

 

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Teaching LifeLong Reading Habits Features Lisa Bu

There is still time to register and join us!

 

Listen to the TED Talk Podcast Audio:

 

Please visit the PBS TeacherLine Catalog to sign up for our course!

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Digital-Age Best Practices

 

Read the Latest Research

Digital Age Best Practices – ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/…/3+Digital+Age+Best+Practices.pdf

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PD by the Pool! (or the park, porch, playground…)

 

 

Link to the Complete PBS Course Catalog: http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/

@PBSTeachers

#PBSReaders4Life

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ June 7

“Technology coaches use their expertise to design, develop, and deliver high-quality professional development programs that help their colleagues learn about and learn with technology.” ~Jo Williamson

 

TeagueSessionTCEASkype

 

 

 

Reference

Williamson, J. (2015). Effective digital learning environments: Your guide to the ISTE standards for coaches. Eugene, Oregon ; Arlington, VA: International Society for Technology in Education.

 

 

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