Welcome back! Let's start the
school year right!
We made this video in less than ten minutes with Animoto, a free
online multimedia slideshow application that you and your students can
use to create 30-second cross-disciplinary
(Check it out: it's only been two minutes and you've already
Do you #edchat?
Every Tuesday, educators all over the world tune in their
twitterfeeds using the #edchat hashtag, as @web20classroom helps tackle
a new issue facing educators each week.
One issue a week, that's all we ask.
Find it: go to twitter.com and enter #edchat in the
Search bar at the top. This will bring up all the tweets pertaining to
#edchat -- the whole "conversation" so to speak. (Protip: save this
search for next week using the Save this search button.
Participate: Jump in!
Tweet your response, including the #edchat tag so other educators will
get your tweet included in their feed. To respond to one particular
person's comment, simply start the tweet with their @twitterhandle.
#edchat conversations take place throughout the week. Vote now on the topic of this coming Tuesday's discussion and talk with the Tarrant Institute: @innovativeEd, @pennybishop, @jdownes_tiie, @hennesss and @meredithswallow.
See you there!
Vermont middle schools in the news:
Instructors explore new ways to teach students about 9/11
Seventh-grader Nick Pare writes about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during a writting exercise in social studies teacher Stephen Boyle’s classroom at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington on Friday. Photo credit: RYAN MERCER, Free Press
Other great back to school resources:
20 tips for new teachers
A great slideshare presentation from Lisa Houle, Beginning School, 2011
A LiveBinder of great iPad and iPod resources
How to use Jing in your classroom
Exploratree - ready made thinking guides
At last, a reason to rejoice in the start of a new school year: Inspector Lewis is back in Oxford.
Have a great year, people! Be amazed and amazing.