LMS Tiger Times
Look Who Earned Flair in December!!
Way to go Sema Adkar, Suzi Craddock, Erin Crews, Joyce Tamez, Nikky Bissonnette, Kim Campbell, Christopher Felleisen, and Chris Tarbet on earning some flair.
Google Corner: Cropping YouTube Video
I’m not getting any kickbacks from Twitter, that’s for sure. I want to assure you of that before I start bragging about Twitter as my number one source for finding practical, theoretical, and philosophical musings about the world of education. It’s by no means a new idea, but I’ve recently embraced Twitter as the driver behind the majority of my professional development. Instead of only learning about the topics that coordinators and facilitators direct me to, I can now easily stay informed about current trends and research that directly affects my daily practice as an instructional coach and teacher.
Before bed, I grab my phone and see what ideas are being shared across the world of education. With only 140 characters allowed, I can quickly assess if the topic is something that I want to learn more about, and if so, I choose the link that’s usually provided. A few of my favorites include @edutopia, @educationweek, @TEDtalks, and @usedgov. I also follow LMS and the school district to ensure that I’m aware of many of the events that are occurring within our greater learning community.
There are an assortment of uses for Twitter, but I never really found it useful as a social or entertainment tool. As an educator, however, it has become a fundamental component of my professional growth.
Which Websites are Blocked for Students?
- Copy the URL of the website in question
- Go to http://filter1.leanderisd.org:7080/swg/urlLookup.html
- Paste URL in URL field
- Keep selection as Default (this shows student view)
- Click Lookup