Our PBS course concluded last night and, even after 12 years of course facilitation, I miss you all.
Here, I make my pitch for dedicated educators, parents (and especially parents who are educators!) to get very involved in your local school politics. The school board, the local teacher representation board, the local PTA are excellent ways to navigate your local education system and provide your expertise.
All: please consider yourself nominated by me, for your next level of educational service!!
Dr. T 🙂
Bring the spookiness of Halloween to your classroom all month with science, math, and social studies resources for all grades on PBS LearningMedia-
Carve Halloween Into Your Lesson Planning– Halloween is a great time for teachers to encourage children’s imagination and creativity. Explore a collection that offers PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into your classroom. Explore Collection–PBS Learning Media Lesson Plans Link
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PBS TeacherLine uses the Canvas Learning Management System for its full array of online undergrad and graduate courses. Here are some tips shared among us in our course faculty forum.
In the cyclical nature of online courses, it can be a full semester or a year between administrations of the same course.
Before each administration, it is imperative to check external links to content.
This used to be an mind-numbing exercise.
Within the Canvas LMS, there is a tool to automatically check external links. It’s called the Link Validation Tool.
Here is the path: Go to Settings (course navigation list at very bottom) & then choose “Validate Links in Context” & then “Start Link Validation.”
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This week in our PBSTeacherLine course, Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits, we are reading about, thinking about, and digitally posting about electronic books. We’re firing up our Kindles- it promises to be a page-turner!
After exploring the pros and cons of electronic books you will learn where and how to find free eBooks, identify the skills your students need to be able to use them, and explore a wealth of resources that help you integrate them into the classroom. Here are a couple of link edits to note:
Welcome to “Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits K-12” from PBS TeacherLine @pbsteachers.
Looking forward to learning with you!!
Please give a listen to my Welcome VoiceThread (no worries to Ken Burns or any Audible book narrator!)
Now, click over to our course and begin orientation!
PBS Course RDLA235 Teaching Lifelong Reading Habits Begins Tomorrow!! Still time to sign up, click here
Please join us!
PBS LearningMedia is excited to announce an improved site design and user experience, making our resources easier than ever for teachers like you to find and integrate into your curriculum. These new features, which are based on feedback from educators nationwide, include: a refreshed look and feel, the ability to easily browse by curriculum area, standards and grade bands, improved search functionality, and easier access to resources from your local PBS station. Explore the Site
September 6th is National Read a Book Day!! Happy NRaB Day, Page Turners!!
Celebrate National Read a Book Day and vote for your favorite novels on The Great American Read from PBS (now through Oct 18). You can vote daily. Learn more at this link: http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/ and these hashtags:
There are four ways to vote: online, on Twitter or Facebook, by SMS, and, beginning September 11th, by phone. To vote online, click the vote link for your book of choice. To vote on Twitter or Facebook, tweet or post the hashtag. Explore the list below and vote for your favorites or find the voting hashtags here to vote on social media and SMS. The full voting details are available here. To learn more about voting, visit here.
Decorate your classroom with America’s favorite books! Check out printable posters & quote cards from .
Here is a link to the full ballot: https://bento.cdn.pbs.org/hostedbento-prod/filer_public/gar-phase-2/assets/TGAR_BookChecklist_2018.pdf