“… How beautiful it is to be alive
so that even in our most lumbered days
we might meet each other, hands open,
and steady the other, walking home.”
~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, from the poem Reconciliation
Poem chosen by Claudia Cummins at the First Sip blog
Photo by Till Achinger
The Library of Congress consistently delivers high-quality and timely content for classroom and homeschool use. The resource spotlight of this blog post encourages conversations with students on their personal spending. The authentic, primary resource “hook” are receipts with history references. Among the most interesting are a 1861 receipt showing President Lincoln’s monetary gift contribution to a monument in honor of the early Plymouth Rock settlers.
Click to follow this link: https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2019/04/starting-conversations-with-students-about-personal-spending-investing-and-stewardship-with-historical-receipts/?
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Investigative Research with the Pomodoro Technique, Part 2
Assignment Instructions Repost:
- Part 2: Deep Dive: Begin to explore the resources from the list below. This list is a collection of Podcasts, Padlets, Activities, Websites, Social Media, Ideas, Blogs, Links, Virtual Field Trips, Hashtags, Socials, APPS, Reviews— Bookmark/Collect/Note as you explore. Explore from the prospect of their possible integration to your present or future classroom.
- Part 2: Deep Dive
- Set a timer for 25 minutes. Explore the resources from the list
- When the timer sounds, take a 5-minute break, return to the assignment instructions and complete Part 3.
Resources in Part 2
1.Hashtags to Check-out (or find others to use in your instructional setting):
7. Virtual Field Trip to Outer Space: 360 view of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Just two more days until our Webinar “How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn”
Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern
We will also be doing a first ever live tweeting during the Webinar! Here is the hashtag #PBSLit4Life
Are there any tweeters in the group? Please help us seed the tweets!!!
If you’ve been anywhere near a college campus, you’ve probably noticed the extent to which students are glued to their mobile devices. What do they do with them when they walk into the classroom? In one survey at six different universities, college students reported using their phones an average of 11 times per day in class.
Technology and Student Distraction. The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Harvard University. Retrieved from https://bokcenter.harvard.edu/technology-and-student-distraction
Craig, R. J., & Amernic, J. H. (2006). PowerPoint presentation technology and the dynamics of teaching. Innovative Higher Education, 31(3), 147-160. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10755-006-9017-5
The natural habitat for a child is the creative world… being outside, making shapes out of clouds, having fun, throwing a ball against the wall. It’s not about sitting in front of a screen.
~Tom Kersting, author of the book, Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
photo by Helen Teague
Kersting, T. (2016). Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: Scott’s Valley, CA.
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