From the Center for Christian Urban Educators

July 19, 2016

Useful links and ideas for school leaders and teachers curated from the web by H. Potoka.
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TECH TALK - Thinglink

ThingLink lets you take any image and add interactive elements (or “tags”) to it: You can embed pop-up blocks of text, videos from multiple video sharing channels, a Google Map, audio clips, a poll from Polldaddy, even embedded entries straight from Wikipedia. And in many cases, you’re not just adding a link to these other sites; you’re actually adding that thing whole – the map, for example, opens up right over the ThingLink image, rather than taking you over to another site. It is free for basic use and to create a class of up to 100 students. A finished ThingLink can be shared through a direct link, by embedding it in another website, or through social media.

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FOR PARENTS - Raising Boys Who Want to Read

Teaching boys to love books doesn’t start when they are learning to read in kindergarten. It starts at birth by making books a daily part of their play time, not just bedtime. Read this article to discover some strategies to make books part of playtime.

FOR TEACHERS - 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Non-Teaching Time

Time is likely the one thing every teacher needs more of, and no teacher has enough of. Whether teachers want to get deeper into student data analysis or want to spend more time with their own children, no teacher has enough hours in the day to do it all. But with very careful planning of their non-teaching time, thousands of teachers have found ways to get more time back in their lives. Check out the top five ways they made this happen.
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Center for Christian Urban Educators

The Center for Christian Urban Educators seeks to encourage, equip, and empower Christian educators as they impact the lives of the children entrusted to their educational care.