Do your kids feel like they’ve just “Gotta Keep Reading”? Want to help encourage them to keep reading? Take a look at this Teacher Tube video (also available on YouTube and other video sharing sites), from Ocoee (Florida) Middle School, done to the tune of “I Gotta Feelin’” by the Black Eyed Peas:
Monday, March 29, 2010
Many thanks to everyone who helped by nominating Galesburg for the Google Fiber for Communities Project! We have no idea when we'll learn to final outcome of this project, but Google says it will announce it's decision by the end of this calendar year. keep your fingers crossed, and keep believing in Galesburg!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here’s a great article on the use of small handheld camcorders – like the FLIP cameras and other competitors – with your classroom activities. (The article features links to a number of other types of cameras, both more and less expensive than the FLIPs.)
Keep in mind, we have a number of FLIP Video cameras that are available to loan out to you for your classroom activities! Let me know if you’d like to utilize 1 or a classroom set!
Only 5 days left to nominate Galesburg for the Google Fiber for Communities project! Let me know if you need assistance recording or posting a video to support your nomination. If you’re not uploading video, please use the Google In Galesburg site as your supporting link. Thanks!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The interface “looks like” a melding of your blog platform and Microsoft Word. In some cases it appears to offer a simpler interface, and easier ways to insert pictures, videos, maps, etc., than the standard blog interface. (It even offers photo-editing tools that are completely absent from some blogging platforms.) There’s even a plug-in for Internet Explorer, so you can publish a blog entry about a website directly from your surfing session! And, since it’s Microsoft, it works almost seamlessly with Word, Excel, etc.
Blog Tools, Blogging Software & Website Editor | Windows Live Writer
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Galesburg is vying for the Google Fiber for Communities project. Check out the Google in Galesburg web site, and nominate Galesburg for the project! Feel free to upload a video or use the Google In Galesburg web site in your nomination.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This software suite is available for any District #205 teacher to use - just submit a Tech Help Request and we'll evaluate your workstation to see if you're ready to have it installed. This software is also available for a small fee for anyone to install on their home computers as well. (However, installation and support at home is up to you.) Email the Technology Department or myself for mor information.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Teacher Vision on Women's History - March is Women's History Month! These are some great videos to help you share the important contributions that women have made throughout US and World History.
See my previous post for other Women's History resources.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Avi, the award-winning children's author will visit Galesburg schools March 16-17. Avi will also conduct a public forum at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Avi's books will be on sale in the lobby, and he will be available for personal autographs directly following the presentation.
Come see this award-winning children's author who has published over 70 books for children and young adults!
Sponsored by Galesburg CUSD #205, Galesburg's Sunrise Rotary and Noon Rotary Clubs, and the Galesburg Public Schools Foundation.
Monday, March 1, 2010
History Channel on Women's History - Watch great videos about women in History ("Herstory"?)
US Census Bureau with interesting demographic facts about women in America
Library of Congress' Women's History Month site
The Smithsonian on Women's History Month
Free Women's History Month Resources from the US Department of Education
Library of Congress on Women's Suffrage
Women in Rural America
Writing Women Back Into History, from the National Park Service
Larry Ferlazzo on Women's History Month
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