Friday Finds

A few resources that might be helpful....

Great webinar tomorrow at Noon (will be archived as well)

One of my favorite forms of PD is the LiveClass2.0 webinars on Saturdays at noon. They find master educators as guests, and it's one of the most involved participant chats. Tomorrow's topic is the Hour of Code, so I imagine there will be many helpful ideas and resources you might be able to use next week. There is a livebinder for each week's episode, archives, and you can subscribe several ways if you want to hear/watch later. They will send you a certificate you can use for PGP points.

Also, here is a collaborative google doc with many resources for the Hour of Code.

Diigo Bookmarks

I haven't mentioned it in a while, but I keep bookmarks on diigo of websites that might be useful to intermediate and middle level teachers. You can join the group and add bookmarks as well, or search the bookmarks. I always try to add a description of the site and several tags (although my earlier tags were pretty general) You can find this particular group here.

You can join various groups, create your own, and even share links and content with students to annotate. (Several teachers at the high school are doing that.) There are some excellent videos on the site to explain.

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Indiana's DOE is paying for our state's teachers to have free access to NBC Learn. Students can create accounts as well. I know this has been shared before, but it's worth repeating. Be sure you use the Indiana address They even have closed-captioning.

There are over 12,000 resources for you to use including:

• NBC Current Events collection and historic videos
• News broadcasts and interviews
• Hundreds of primary source documents
• Images, charts, graphics, cartoons, and more

All of the resources are:

• K-12 safe and appropriate
• Mapped to curriculum
• Correlated to the Indiana and Common Core Standards

Free EdTech Resources to Thank Teachers

A friend of mine just shared this great list this week. It's also a resource that you can add ideas in the comments.