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  2. page home edited table stuff 1/29/09 Well, I was scanning YouTube this week and on a lark I searched for cheat…

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    Well, I was scanning YouTube this week and on a lark I searched for cheating in school. There are more than 6000 videos posted with some of them having 20000+ views. Many of them are step by step instructions on how to cheat. I got to thinking about this and decided to devote this week's issue to cheating, copyright and citing properly. If you read the research, you have a whole new attitude in today's students about cheating that basically comes down to "don't get caught." This is troubling change in societal mores in this area and I thought I would share some of the great sites out there.
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    Well, I was scanning YouTube this week and on a lark I searched for cheating in school. There are more than 6000 videos posted with some of them having 20000+ views. Many of them are step by step instructions on how to cheat. I got to thinking about this and decided to devote this week's issue to cheating, copyright and citing properly. If you read the research, you have a whole new attitude in today's students about cheating that basically comes down to "don't get caught." This is troubling change in societal mores in this area and I thought I would share some of the great sites out there.
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    On a second note, most of you know that I've been pushing virtual worlds and gaming as alternate instructional paths for a couple of years now as I truly feel this is where educational technology's future well actually the present) is headed. Well, it appears the future is now in some cases Go check it out! If you've never dabbled in virtual worlds, now is the time. There are currently over 15,000,000 (yes that is in millions) residents in Second Life as we speak. By the way, if you are looking for me, my name in Second Life is Erika Thursday. I'll put more about this on the web links for teachers page.
    ALA celebrates Library Card Sign-up Month in Second Life
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    world” items.
    Print

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    ALA Graphics.
    Visitors to the island are encouraged to show their library card pride by taking a snapshot of their avatar holding an “@ your library” library card. Snapshots can be posted on the Constellation of Library Stars gallery. Virtual library cards are available at the ALA Main Stage.
    The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29. In Second Life, teleport there directly: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/107/29/.
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    at http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Second_Life.
    Library Card Sign-up Month was launched in 1987. Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child obtains a library card. Free tools to help libraries promote Library Card Sign-up Month are available at www.ala.org/librarycardsignup.
    9/5/2008
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    Here is more information:
    Our team, TISS TISS (a play on our service area name Technology Integration Support Services) will be competing in the third annual Spirited Spell-off Spectacle, a fund-raiser for the Athens-Clarke Literacy Council! The bee will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 4:00 p.m. in the Athens Tech auditorium.
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    level. As Spectacle spellers,Spectaclespellers, our participation
    If you’d also like to attend the Spelling Bee as a member of the audience, you may. Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door—there will be some great raffle prizes, as well as a catered reception following the bee, so this is definitely one of the best deals in town!
    Thank you.
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  1. page Web Links for Teachers edited 2/27 3/6 Writing and Publishing Portals Carol S. Holzberg, PhD URL:[[javascript:WebForm_DoPo…
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    Writing and Publishing Portals
    Carol S. Holzberg, PhD
    URL:[[javascript:WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions(new WebForm_PostBackOptions("lnkbtnURL", "", false, "", "article/4504", false, true))|http://www.techlearning.com/article/4504]]
    Web portals provide convenient 1-stop gateways to special interest topics. If you have an interest or hobby there's probably a "portal" Web site just for you! Typically, portals greet visitors with a comprehensive directory of theme-related resources organized alphabetically by topic. Click a link and the gateway opens onto a digital deli of resource delights. A Search facility lets you track down specifics. In this Web round up, we explore writing and publishing portals for student and teacher authors of all ages and abilities.
    LitScene.com
    Novice and accomplished writers interested in knowing more about the dynamics of writing and publishing should make the scene at LitScene. This portal provides access to nearly 3200 theme-based sites offering tips, advice, discussion forums, support communities and just about any resource a writer could need. Get help with publishing, find an agent, locate a competition to show off your best work, or track down a site where you or your students can share the "write" stuff.
    Writing-Portal.com Directory At this no frills directory of nearly 3000 sites geared to writing and publishing, you'll find a list of resources organized alphabetically into 26 categories. Topical links take you to Web pages with more information about book writing, conferences, contests, creative writing, fiction, non-fiction, screen writing, and help for young writers.
    EditAvenue.com
    Writing genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. At this portal you can select an editor (based on personal profiles, credentials, number of pages edited and criteria you deem important), then submit your document for editing. The site offers editing services from more than 250 professionals, automating the editing process by providing a virtual gateway to document submission, cost calculations, and editing reports. Be cautious! Large projects can cost a bundle.
    eTeachers Portal.com
    Offering practical advice to educators who teach literacy, writing and English, eTeachers Portal also provides space at Kids on the Net where youngsters can go to publish their writing, read book reviews and advice from established authors, and explore stories and poems written by peers. Every creative writing submission is checked and approved by a real live editor before being published.
    WorkTree.com
    More than just a job-search portal, WorkTree.com offers links to sites with resumé tips and examples in addition to links to sites with help and information on writing cover letters and thank you notes. Learn how to put your best foot forward in a résumé that will help you land that all-important summer job, internship, or teaching position.
    Writing Smart
    For writers just starting out and those with gobs of writing experience, this site compiles helpful writing resources. Find information about copywriters, how to write, and technical writing. There are also one-click links to sites with information about hiring an agent.
    Transitions Abroad
    Looking for ways to see the world as you pen your Pulitzer. At this portal for writers who want to travel around the world while promoting their work, you'll find helpful tips about travel writing from folks who write while they travel. There is also information about working, studying and living abroad, general book publishing and marketing information, press trip resources and sample writer's guidelines for travel print and digital magazines.
    Google Directory: Blog Publishing
    Learn virtually everything there is to know about blog publishing at Google's Blog Publishers directory. By default, Google ranks resource listings in order of their "importance" with higher quality sites appearing near the top of the directory. Alternatively, you can click the "view in Alphabetical Order" link to sort Directory sites alphabetically.
    My Paradigm: Online Writing Community
    A wealth of writing tools and resources greets you at this Web portal designed for both inexperienced and advanced writers. The Paradigm Online Writing Assistant provides writing help in the form of an interactive, menu-driven, everything-you-wanted-to-know free guide to writing. You can explore site resources by choosing a discussion topic of interest (e.g., organizing, revising, editing, documenting sources, and more), reading several brief articles, and completing suggested activities.
    NetRead: The Publishing Portal
    This commercial site provides Web-based marketing services for publishers, but it has a free tool called EventCaster to help you get the word out about book signings and literary events (e.g., readings). Every week NetRead accepts event information from publishers, bookstores, and other organizations. It then broadcasts that information through cyberspace to hundreds of newspapers and Web sites with online calendars (like Yahoo and Digital City). What a great opportunity to get the word out about new writing from students, teachers and staff!
    Inspirational Poetry Online: A Guide to Internet Resources
    At this directory of worldwide poetry online, there are resources galore! Check out the Beginner's section with information about different types of poetry, styles and themes. Find out about poetry events, courses, competitions, and magazines. Read poet biographies and poems by the featured poets, learn about the poetry publishing world and get help at the "Help Centre."
    MagazineLaunch
    Thinking about having your students start a magazine? To help them with the business of online magazine publishing, have them explore MagazineLaunch for tips on getting started, circulation management, content & design, marketing and publicity. This site has several free information-rich magazine writing and publishing resources.
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    Here's another Websites Of The Year list. This one will be highlighting Social Studies (Geography, United States History, World History, Economics, and Government) sites.
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    Hot Shot Business is number thirteen. This is a site from Disney where students participate in stimulations of starting businesses. It provides some good basic economics information, and is very well-designed.
    Number twelve is an activity called Consumer Consequences. It's a pretty sophisticated interactive designed for users to determine their ecological "footprint" and to help them reflect what they could do to reduce it.
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    its "sidebar."
    Number ten is the Geography Challenge from a magazine called Mental Floss. It has a series of good map games that are a little more challenging than the ones on IKnowThat.
    Number nine is called Nations Illustrated. It has over 7,000 photos from all over the world. They're categorized by country, and they're free to use for non-commercial purposes. One of the neat features it has is allowing any photo to easily be made into an E-Card.
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    Here's another Websites Of The Year list. This one will be highlighting Social Studies (Geography, United States History, World History, Economics, and Government) sites.
    In order to make the list, these sites have to be accessible and challenging to English Language Learners and native-speakers alike. They must also be able to be used by a teacher who only knows how to email and copy and paste a web address.
    Since I'm covering such a broad area of topics under the title of "Social Studies," this selection is fairly long. I was only able to get it down to nineteen sites, with a tie for first place.
    Number eighteen would be a lot higher, but, since it has a history of not being accessible a lot of the time, I'm putting it last on my list. It's the Holt, Rinehart Winston Social Studies Home Page. It has great free online activities to support their textbooks. Here are two examples. Click on any of the textbooks, then click on any of the chapters, and then go to "Interactive Features" to see the best online exercises. The site has been functioning for the past few weeks, so check it out before it stops working again.
    Brainpop is the seventeenth site. It's one of only two sites I ever recommend that costs money. They have great animated movies and follow-up activities on lots of subjects, including Social Studies. It's worth the cost. They have various services at various prices. It costs us a few hundred dollars a year.
    Number sixteen is DirectGovKids. It's a very colorful site that, through audio, animation, and text, explains the role of government in the United Kingdom. It's great for students here in the United States who want to learn how another country's government works.
    The fifteenth-ranked site is the Social Studies page of IKnowThat. Their free map games and quizzes are a hit with both my ESL and mainstream students.
    Number fourteen is Wikijunior's resources on Ancient Civilizations. It's part of Wikibooks, which is collaboratively developing open source textbooks online.
    Hot Shot Business is number thirteen. This is a site from Disney where students participate in stimulations of starting businesses. It provides some good basic economics information, and is very well-designed.
    Number twelve is an activity called Consumer Consequences. It's a pretty sophisticated interactive designed for users to determine their ecological "footprint" and to help them reflect what they could do to reduce it.
    The Field Museum's site called Maps: Finding Our Place In The World is number eleven. The wonderful online activities it offers are too numerous to mention. Just be sure to explore all the links on its "sidebar."
    Number ten is the Geography Challenge from a magazine called Mental Floss. It has a series of good map games that are a little more challenging than the ones on IKnowThat.
    Number nine is called Nations Illustrated. It has over 7,000 photos from all over the world. They're categorized by country, and they're free to use for non-commercial purposes. One of the neat features it has is allowing any photo to easily be made into an E-Card.
    The Zero Footprint Kids Calculator is eighth on the list. It would be difficult to develop a more accessible web tool for people to figure out their own ecological footprint.
    Number seven is The Traveler IQ Challenge. This series of geography games is the hardest on my list, and the best.
    The next site on my list is designed for use by realtors and people looking to purchase or rent an apartment/house. It's also a great research tool for students. HotPads is number six. It allows you to identify cities and neighborhoods on a map, and then lets you choose key demographic data. It then shows the data visually on a shaded map, along with a map key.
    Number five is The Greatest Race On Earth. It's another very well-designed and thought-out sight that details the specific environmental consequences of many work, transportation, home, and leisure activities.
    Learn About Congress is a site sponsored by Indiana University and is ranked fourth on my list. It has several videos and animations designed to show how the United States Congress works (or,at least, how it's supposed to work).
    Number three is an extraordinary research site called ZIPskinny. All you have to do is type in a zip code for anywhere in the United States, and you immediately get information from the 2000 Census, along with a map of the area. Not only that, you can also compare the data with neighboring zip codes.
    The second-ranked site is Awesome Stories. Awesome Stories has been a great source of information, particularly about history, for students since it began in 1999. It has thousands of very accessible stories about countless subjects. It's also made it on this year's list because it's just started to provide audio narration to its content.
    And, now, for the site with the number one ranking this year:
    One is HippoCampus. It has great (and complete) online and accessible textbooks for many subjects, including History and Government. Their resources include extraordinary multimedia presentations.

    2/20 These is a mix of sites I've found that are just neat. Enjoy!
    The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. This website is truly a gem if you love poetry.
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    In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: Journey with Marco Polo across the Asian continent to the court of Kublai Khan. Use the online Image Explorer to view and compare artwork from the many regions he visited. Listen to his own words describing those places.It's sponsored by the Met and it is just a beautiful journey via the collection of his journeys. Worth the time to look even if you don't teach this.
    The aim of this site (You Innovate21)is to encourage students to become the innovators of the future. In addition to offering multimedia ways to learn how some innovations have occurred, it also provides three areas - Learning Space, Career Pathway, and Multimedia. Learning Space presents articles from Grolier Online and Science World.
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    plans. http://www.youinnovate21.net/
    Rome Reborn: What was it like to walk the streets of ancient Rome at the peak of its grandeur and technology? Find out here! Starting with the founding of Rome and moving through its history, the Rome Reborn team has created digital models that illustrate its urban development. Again, a little offbeat, but worth looking at. http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/
    Learn about the history of roller coasters as well as how the laws of physics affect amusement park rides. Site allows users to build their own roller coaster and try it out. I've highlighted this one before and it's still cool. http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/index.html
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    Copyright (http://users.mhc.edu/facultystaff/awalter/Brim%20site/index.html )
    I love this site- it has quick answers for the most frequently asked questions.
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    School Librarians!
    We are here to help you deal with copyright issues in your school. North Carolina educator John Brim will share his knowledge of copyright and how it applies to teachers, media technology professionals and students.
    As educators, we have special ‘fair use’ privileges. Be sure you know what the limitations are and you will be able to make the right decisions.
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    Click on the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ at the top and John will respond to a number of questions that that are asked by teachers in his visits.
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    Students use ads from local stores to set up ratios to find unit rates to determine which product is the best buy. Lesson Plan.
    Discovering Pi
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    decimal value.
    Calculating theoretical and experimental probability
    This unit is designed to afford students the opportunity to calculate theoretical and experimental probability. It will also raise student awareness of the real-world uses for probability. The plan can be adapted to include curriculum compacting, technology integration, and acceleration.
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    Representing Rational Numbers on the Number Line is part of a collection of tasks found in the unit entitled, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percents. Representing Rational Numbers on the Number Line represents the level of depth, rigor and complexity expected of all sixth grade students to demonstrate evidence of learning. In this Performance Task, students draw a number line in which 0, 1, 1/5 (one-fifth), and 1/4 (one-fourth) are marked, and choose one fraction, one decimal, and one percent that are between 1/5 (one-fifth) and 1/4 (one-fourth) on the number line. Then, students make sure none of their answers is equivalent to any of the other answers. Finally they explain how they know each of their answers is between 1/5 (one-fifth) and 1/4 (one-fourth).
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    Lissajous Lab
    Lissajous (pronounced LEE-suh-zhoo) figures were discovered by the French physicist Jules Antoine Lissajous. He would use sounds of different frequencies to vibrate a mirror. A beam of light reflected from the mirror would trace patterns which depended on the frequencies of the sounds. Lissajous' setup was similar to the apparatus which is used today to project laser light shows. Before the days of digital frequency meters and phase-locked loops, Lissajous figures were used to determine the frequencies of sounds or radio signals. A signal of known frequency was applied to the horizontal axis of an oscilloscope, and the signal to be measured was applied to the vertical axis. The resulting pattern was a function of the ratio of the two frequencies. Lissajous figures often appeared as props in science fiction movies made during the 1950's. One of the best examples can be found in the opening sequence of The Outer Limits TV series. ("Do not attempt to adjust your picture--we are controlling the transmission.") The pattern of criss-cross lines is actually a Lissajous figure. The Lissajous Lab provides you with a virtual oscilloscope which you can use to generate these patterns. (You will control the horizontal. You will control the vertical.) The applet also allows you to apply a signal to modulate the hue of the trace, so you can create colorful designs.
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    February 27
    Video Killed the Video Store
    By Ryan Singel {http://blog.wired.com/images/icon_email.gif} Email
    {http://blog.wired.com/business/images/2009/03/05/blockbuster_p2p.jpg} Blockbuster_p2p The Blockbuster is dead, long live the blockbuster.
    At least that's what the technology omens are saying.
    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Blockbuster Video, whose shares are trading below $1, is seeking advice on how to file for bankruptcy. Blockbuster counters it's only trying to get help to restructure its debt.
    No matter. The days of tromping to the video store to find the night's entertainment are past. Now the question is only how long will it be until walking to the mailbox to get a DVD is considered antiquarian.
    Driving or walking to the video store to bring home less than a gig of data — data that may or may not even be in stock — just doesn't make much sense anymore.
    At least not when compared to Netflix's easy ordering system, its recommendation engine, lack of late fees, deeper inventory and clever use of the Postal Service to have movies delivered quickly.
    Blockbuster tried to keep up, with an innovative mail rental plan that let people trade in movies at the store as well, but the plan turned out to be too complicated and too late.
    But even the notion of even leaving the room to get a movie, doesn't make sense if you have a fat internet connection and the willingness to explore some legal and less-legal ways to download movies to a computer.
    Note that also on Tuesday, cable provider Comcast announced that it was rolling out "wideband" in the San Francisco Bay Area (including a 50 Mbps downstream offering for $140 a month) and doubled the download speed of its current basic plus service to 12 Mbps down for free. That marks the 10th urban area in the United States that the cable operator is offering real broadband.
    Think YouTube, Hulu, NetFlix's streaming movies, iTunes and Amazon overpriced rentals on demand, as well as dozens of others striving — yet again — to find a way to stream Hollywood video across the internet.
    On Wednesday, ZillionTV announced that by the end of the year it will sell a $50 internet-connected set-top box that will stream HD and standard movies and premium TV, letting people choose to pay for entertainment or watch ad-supported shows.
    No one has created a popular computer-in-the-living room solution yet — which makes DVDs still very practical, but that's just details. Some company — or several — will and then the notion of leaving the house to get a movie to watch will seem as quaint as writing a check at the grocery store.
    The only question is what will become of all those old Blockbuster video stores and their signature blue awnings? My money is on an innovative pizza delivery company with a blue logo to start up and take over where the DVD business died.
    Because at least so far, the internet has not yet figured out how to deliver a pizza better than a brick-oven pizza place can.
    Photo: RocketRaccoon/Flickr

    February 20
    Web 2.0 Finally Takes on Textbooks
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Friday, March 6

  1. page Too cool edited Too Cool March 6 Learnosity Voice - Assessment and Learning {http://www.learnosity.com/wsimag…

    Too Cool
    March 6
    Learnosity Voice - Assessment and Learning
    {http://www.learnosity.com/wsimages/voice_medium.png} Learnosity Voice Learnosity's Voice-based assessment and learning use a unique combination of telephone and web based technologies to enable students to practice and be assessed on their oral and aural skills. The technology is suitable for use in “High Stakes Exams” as well as for practice and general assessments.
    Benefits
    Practice and assessment of Oral and Aural skills
    Allows teachers and students in geographically diverse places to work together
    Efficient and effective use of teaching resources
    Product Components
    Voice Response for Language Learning
    Aural Multiple Choice for Language Learning
    Student to Student Language Conferences
    Student to Teacher Language Conferences
    SMS For Vocabulary Learning
    Text-Chat Application
    Feature Comparison
    Voice Response
    Aural Multiple Choice
    Student to Student Conferences
    Student to Teacher Conferences
    Zero learning curve for students
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    Access via Phone (Mobile, Land or VOIP)
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    Suitable for High Stakes Assessment
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    Suitable for Homework assignments
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    Suitable for "In Class" assignments
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    Automatic marking
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    Allows for "Double Marking"
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    Graphically highlight speaking participant in marking interface
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    Podcast student responses
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    Feedback provided in web interface/ RSS/ email/ SMS
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    February 27
    This is a little gem I found if you are into YouTube. Just go check out http://nibipedia.com It allows you to take your YouTube videos and place them here and then you can add text, called a nib, to support the video. You have to check it out...I think it has real potential.
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    I really like this one, but then again, I really like all of the cool toys I put in here...anyway, this one is called mebeam, www.mebeam.com. This is a personal video chat tool that you can use to have multi-point conversations with anyone who has an internet connection. It supports up to 8 different users at a time and it's free. Think about a conference call with video with 8 folks on board. You've gotta love it. And in the interests of sharing some out on the edge stuff, read the following article.
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  2. page Professional Learning edited March 6 ASCD's PD In Focus {http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/images/siteASCD/PDinFocus/InFocusMonitor.png…
    March 6
    ASCD's PD In Focus {http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/images/siteASCD/PDinFocus/InFocusMonitor.png} InFocusMonitorPD In Focus is a new way to expand professional development for educators into all the exciting potentials that education technologies deliver to students. With an on-demand library of searchable classroom video clips, group facilitation tools, opportunities for guided learning activities, and other resources, PD In Focus lets you use the brilliance of Web 2.0-enabled technology to deliver immediate benefits to any professional development effort. View the Flash presentation below or download the brochure for more details.
    How you’ll use this powerful new tool:Teachers will use PD In Focus to search for and view video examples of research-based teaching practices related to their professional development goals and share and reflect on the videos to promote a dialogue about affective teaching.Teacher leaders will use PD In Focus to support the professional learning activities of their teams and plan and manage the goals of a professional learning community.Administrators will incorporate PD In Focus into staff development plans by assigning video segments to groups and individuals, tracking their progress on assignments, and viewing reports of completion and other management targets.

    February 20
    All courses earn GA PLUs, NC CEUs and SC recertification credit plus the purchase of graduate credit options. Visit www.teacherlinesoutheast.org for state specific credit information. They all start next month.
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