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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 23

 “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
~President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt

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Leaping Towards Leap Day ~ 2024

Leap Day

Do you know any Leaplings? That is a word to describe folks born on Leap Day.

Leap Day has become a fun and unique day that only revolves around every four years. 

Once every four years, people born on Feb. 29 actually get to celebrate their birthday.  Leap day and Leap Year is when an extra day is added every fourth year to help fix the problem that while our calendar year is 365 days, the solar year — the amount of time it takes the Earth to circle the sun — is 365.24219 days.

Leap Day was even the subject of a super funny episode of Frasier, during a Leap Year episode in 1996. In this episode, “Look Before You Leap,” Dr. Frazier Crane encourages his family and friends to Leap into a daring new practice in honor of Leap Day. 

When Frasier’s turn came to sing an aria at the PBS telethon, he choked! We pass around various versions of this excerpt in the faculty forums at our school.  Thought you might get a smile out of this one If you can find the Frasier episode (Season 3/Episode 16) that features Leap Day, it is fun to watch! 

Here’s a fun Leap Day math quiz that you may want to take and then share with your students! 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/leap-years.html

Happy Leap Day!

 

                                                                                      References

Frasier. (1996). Frasier Season 3 Episode 16 Look Before You Leap.

markapsolon. (2011, September 9). The haunting tape 14 (ghost caught on video) [Video]. YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyGCbxD848

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 16

 “Effective learning opportunities are created by educators who have a solid understanding of the types of educational technology available and what technologies are designed to do” ~Green et al., 2020, p. 59).

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                                                                                         References

Green, T. D., Donovan, L. C., & Green, J. P. (2020). Making technology work in schools: How PK-12 educators can foster digital-age learning. Routledge.

 

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 9

bell hooks quote

“Sometimes people try to destroy you precisely because they recognize your power – – Not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and don’t want it to exist.” ~bell hooks

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 2, 2024

“Cultivating a habit of self-reflection is a practice that pays off in multiple ways. Not only does it help you to better understand your career goals and design your career path, but it also helps to build skillsets and qualities that are important for personal and professional growth and wellbeing.” ~Sally Anne Carroll, PCC, founder of Whole Life Strategies Coaching.

 

Read the quote in this article by Leah Jackson from HigherEd Jobs: Link

 

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 27

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“To prevent burnout and support the emotional well-being of instructional coaches, it’s important for schools to prioritize building a positive emotional culture, provide ongoing support and professional development, and ensure that coaches have clear expectations and boundaries. By creating a supportive environment, instructional coaches are more likely to thrive in their roles and make a positive impact on student learning.” ~Bharaj, et al. 2023                                                                                      

                                                                                  References

Bharaj, P. K., Francis, D. C., Habib, K., Hinden, A., & Gustaveson, A. (2023). Exhausted, drained, and apathetic: An emerging coach’s emotional trajectory during her first year. In Lamberg, T., & Moss, D. (2023). Proceedings of the forty-fifth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 1). University of Nevada, Reno. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pavneet-Bharaj/publication/377435438_Exhausted_drained_and_apathetic_An_emerging_coach’s_emotional_trajectory_during_her_first_year/links/65a69d7b5582153a682ba978/Exhausted-drained-and-apathetic-An-emerging-coachs-emotional-trajectory-during-her-first-year.pdf 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 19 2024

“Language is not used in isolation. Language changes context to context. Without the information of the domain where it is to be used, medium and relationship with the correspondent, we cannot choose the right style of the language usage.” The Halliday (2009) model of functional language defines three key factors that determine the right style of the language: Field (topic of the context), Tenor (role and relationship of communicators), and Mode (medium of communication).” ~J. Verma, 2023

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“Context of the language can be formal or informal with three key factors: field, tenor, and mode. A user must make a choice about the right tone whether it should be formal or informal or neutral tone to make writing effective.” ~J. Verma, 2023

 

 

                                                                                     

 

 

                                                                                               References

Halliday, M. A. (2009). Methods–techniques–problems. Continuum companion to systemic functional linguistics, 59-86.

Verma, J. (2023). Setting the right tone in formal writing. International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills (12)3. 55-60.

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 12 2024

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
 ~William Martin 
(Book: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching https://amzn.to/48cjSXf)

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 5 2024

“A New Year-a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it.  The choice is ours.”   ~Alex Morritt

Happy New Year from Washington state

 

 


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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 8

“The key isn’t to prioritize your schedule, it’s to schedule your priorities.” ~Stephen Covey

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