Did you know CUE Membership is now FREE? If you are a teacher or school administrator you should have a CUE membership! The 22,000+ member network that is CUE is a PLN that I am grateful everyday. There is a premium membership for only $40/year, and it offers so many perks that the discount on Spring CUE registration alone almost covers the cost!
Listen to Cate Tolnai, Director on Member Engagement at CUE, talk about why you should become a member and seriously consider a Premium Membership
In a world where our students are bombarded with media, the topic of Digital Literacy is on the minds of teachers and administrators alike.
What is Digital Literacy? How do we decipher media for relevancy? What is “Fake News”? What are the ethical implications of Digital Literacy? How do we teach Digital Literacy? All of this and more will be discussed in over a dozen sessions at the 2019 SXSW EDU conference this year.
Peter Paccone describes 8 ways you can share your best lessons, ideas and more with your fellow teachers!
In a recent Edutopia article, Peter Paccone writes that teachers who share their work are reflective in their practice and striving to be better teachers. You might want to share a successful lesson, a reflection on your lesson, a reflection on your teaching, or even student work products.
My Tech Toolbelt Podcast episode 22
3D Printing – Dream Design Create – Brian Adams
Have you thought about exploring the world of 3D printers?
Do you have a 3D Printer, but not sure what to do with it?
Join us in our conversation with Brian Adams where he tells us about different types of printers, price points, maintenance, and things to look for in a quality printer. He also gives us resources for templates to get you started right out of the box!
Brian Adams is the Educational Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist and teaches Advanced Placement Computer Science for Bishop Montgomery High School, in Torrance, California. Brian has taught students from K-12, in a wide range of subjects from typing and MS Office to AP Computer Science. His main goals are to increase the saturation of technology on campus and to help teachers develop curriculum that integrates technology and supports the development of tech based skills.
3D printing is a great tool for developing interested and skill in 3D modeling, can lead to creative/problem based curriculum, and is a great tool to create classroom realia or supplemental physicals for student projects. 3D printing is a great tool to tap into a student’s creativity and the design process.
With Computer Science week ending, you don’t have to stop coding with your students. Keep doing Hour of Code in your classroom every week.
Take a listen to the My Tech Toolbelt Podcast episode 18, featuring Jillian Hoffman a 4th grade teacher in Torrance, CA, as she talks about how she started Hour of Code at her school site and the grant she wrote to support the project.
After listening to the episode, let us know how your students reacted to Hour of Code via Twitter: