10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Happy National Teacher’s Day! May 8

Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you, challenged you, or even changed the course of your life? Today is the day to show your appreciation for all the remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to teaching. Send a free Teacher Day eCardto express your thanks and appreciation!

In 1944, an Arkansas teacher named Mattye Whyte Woodridge began a campaign to establish a national day that would honor teachers. Woodridge wrote letters to politicians, education leaders, and eventually the first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt convinced Congress to proclaim the first National Teacher Day.

Remember your teachers everyday! Thank one today!


May Spotlight Website

Common Core State Standards:
Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the
Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people
with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and
teacher what the standards of success are in every school.

See Other Resources from the OOPS: Our Overnight Planning System webpage


Teaching Creativity And Entrepreneurship

“We don’t need to memorize things any more.” begins an article on Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship with this idea.

While I am not sure that I agree with this supposition, I do find the rest of her article to be timely and informative. I come from a family of six generations of entrepreneurs and I tend to smile at any program that seeks out the creative and enterprising spirit in our students (students of all ages!)

If you agree with Dan Meyer, quoted in Medbery’s article describing today’s curriculum as “paint-by-numbers classwork,
robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them” then give a click over to Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship .



New Digital Reading Skills

Saw this on Nic Peachey’s Pinterest Board

Very interesting graphic from the New York Times on digital
reading skills. Some researchers are noting new skills in reading online text.

New Digital Reading Skills

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