Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE
What’s Your Word?
It’s 2020 and time to rejuvenate spirits, goals, and outlooks. Jon Gordon (@JonGordon11) shares in this video, the one word concept. This concept involves looking inward and unlocking your dreams, then settling on the one word that will help you move forward and transcend your life at home and school.
According to CBS News, research shows that 88% of Americans fail to follow through with their goals because they take on too much. So why not try a one word focus for the year for yourself and your students? Instead of making things so complex, keep it simple says Dan Britton and Jimmy Page, Authors of “One Word That Will Change Your Life.”
Once you have the word, they are meant to be shared. Merideth Akers @meredithakers created a One Word Collaborative Google Slides Activity which makes it easy for students to create and share their words with one another. Click here to get a copy of the template and save it to your Google Drive.
What’s your your #OneWord2020? Share your words on Twitter! As John F. Kennedy stated, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Throughout the course of the six days of the BPS BlendED Learning training, teachers have learned about and applied the SAMR model. SAMR is a framework that helps teachers design and develop activities to integrate technology into learning, focusing on reaching those higher order thinking skills while focusing on student outcomes. The stages of SAMR include, Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Substitution. At each step technology acts differently. There are times when each step is the appropriate choice for use in the classroom. Below you will see a chart for an explanation of the steps and a sample lesson at all four stages of SAMR. This is not a progressive ladder, it is essentially four different ideas for the same lesson. Teachers choose which lesson is best based on the student outcomes they are looking for in that lesson.
#iPadAcademy Chat February 18th
This is year two of our teacher led #PadAcademy Twitter chat. The chat allows us to have an online conversation, share ideas, and be inspired. Our #ipadacademy chats are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 8:00 PM CST. This month, Nicole Burns (@janssenburns), will be moderating the chat.
The archived chats can be found here.
Hashtags Telling Our Story
One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Here is a list of all of the Bellevue Public School educators on Twitter. Let's create the 2019-2020 Bellevue Public Schools story together!