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Area 10 & Area 11 TCEA Technology Conference
Saturday, March 4th, 8:30am-3:30pm
201 South Hurst Road
Hosted by BISD at Centennial High School!!
Incredible educators from throughout Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding communities will be presenting including keynotes from Kasey Bell (ShakeUpLearning.com) and Tom Kilgore (#TXEduChat)! It's the "big convention in your backyard!"
If you are interested in presenting, click the button below!
Learning: How Sweet It Is
Here is a unique recipe for fun! Try Fudge In a Ziploc Bag recipe.
Learn About Crystals
Practice patience and perseverance and learn about crystalline structure by making rock candy.
Get creative and use candy wrappers as your story starters. Read more here.
Black History Month
- Black History Month HyperDoc Research Scavenger Activity Create a copy of this Google file that encourages research and creativity. Have students practice citation skills in this simple presentation format.
- Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12)
- Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script Celebrate Black History Month by staging a classroom production of this play. (Grades 3-12)
- Brown v. Board of Education Celebrates 50 Years On the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, Education World offers this special lesson planning resource. Included: Links to more than 3 dozen lessons.
- An Experiment in Unfair Treatment/Prejudice Pauline Finlay, who teaches at Holy Trinity Elementary School in Torbay, Newfoundland (Canada), submitted this lesson, which offers a simple experiment to help launch a discussion of unfair treatment and prejudice/bias. (Grades 3-12)
- The African American Experience: A Research Quilt Introduce students to the research process as they construct a quilt square highlighting the achievements of a famous Black American. Share the quilt with your community.
- A Mirror Into History Students create poems about themselves and a famous African American. They will see that they are not so different from the great people of our past and present.
- Famous African-American Fabric Portraits Doris Metcalf, who recently retired from the Florence (Alabama) City Schools, submitted this lesson, in which students create a fabric-portrait exhibit of famous African Americans. (Grades 6-12)
Source: "Celebrate Black History Month." Education World: Black History Month Lessons and Activities. Education World, 11 Feb. 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2017.
Kickoff the Action for Superbowl LI In Your Classroom
- Make a Touchdown with Google Earth! Grades 3-12 Get your students excited about the Super Bowl as they travel NFL cities around the country via Google Earth.
- Ideas for Teaching the Super Bowl Across the Curriculum: The Learning Network provides fun and interesting ways to bring the excitement of the Super Bowl into the classroom in this resource. There are ideas for all the different subject areas, including history, language arts, and science. Topics like Super Bowl history and football economics are covered, and links to useful content from The New York Times are included.
- Videos: The Science of NFL Football: These insightful and engaging video lessons feature several lessons for students, covering topics like geometry, nutrition, and Newton's laws of motion. For more sports science videos, check out Discovery Education's partnership with the NFL and NFL Play60.
- Super Bowl Mania -- Creating Cross-Curricular Lessons That Score Big: Although this Scholastic article was produced for the Super Bowl in 2012, the ideas can be easily updated. Here, author Addie Albano provides ideas for math, language arts, science, and geography lessons framed around the Super Bowl.
- Learn About "the Best" Super Bowl Ad: During the Super Bowl in 1984, Apple launched the Macintosh personal computer with its famous "1984" commercial. Using the ad as a starting point, this lesson from ReadWriteThink provides classroom activities, related resources, and other sources to start a larger discussion about advertising. Another great source for exploring Super Bowl ads in class comes from Frank Baker via MiddleWeb: Teach Media Literacy With Super Bowl Ads.
- The Best Sites Where ELLs Can Learn About the Super Bowl From Larry Ferlazzo: Blogger and educator Larry Ferlazzo has been updating this list for the last few years, and there are plenty of valuable links throughout. Included in the list are links to podcasts, articles about Super Bowl history, and Super Bowl ads. There's something for every classroom.
- Superbowl Blitz offers football related activities and suggestions for all curriculum areas. Check it out!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Using Audio In Your Classroom Webinar
Thursday, Feb. 16th, 4:30-5pm
This is an online event.
Tech Talks Webinar 8 - Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Using Audio Files in Your Classroom
A 30 Minute Webinar for teachers covering how to use audio files in your classroom for instruction, learning, and student creativity.
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