Think Different #34

Resources for the Week of October 1, 2017

Professional Developement Opportunity - Code.org workshop

Dear Educator,


Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning.


With the help of Code.org, we are providing this no cost, one-day workshop for teachers. We hope you will join us on November 4th. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.


  • When: November 4, 2017
  • Time: 9:00-2:00 Lunch will be provided.
  • Where: Bluemont Hall Room TBA. (Kansas State University)
  • Parking: Permit needed on campus, guests use the garage
  • Cost: The workshop is FREE, but you must register.


Sign up now


What’s in a workshop?

In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Over 15,000 teachers have participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended.


All costs are covered by Code.org

There is no charge for these workshops. You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

  • Printed curriculum guide

  • Certificate of completion (which could count for Professional Development credit)

  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons

  • Fun Code.org swag


Sign up now so you can start teaching these life-changing skills! Space is limited!


  • When: November 4, 2011
  • Time: 9:00-2:00 Lunch will be provided.
  • Where; Bluemont Hall 021. (Kansas State University)
  • Parking: Permit needed on campus, use the garage

Learn more about Code.org’s K-5 program at http://code.org/k5 or see the flyer...Learn More below.


KSU Education Majors: This day will count for 5 Professional points, don’t forget to bring your form.

Kevin Honeycutt: Digital Legacy

I think this might be one of the best things my good friend Kevin Honeycutt has done.

"Do you craft your online reputation or is your web image an accidental byproduct of your behavior, mood or random choices? Watch these videos with your kids and have some conversations!"
https://youtu.be/zsjZYUUYj8M

Do you know about CNN 10

I didn't until a teacher show it to me the other day. News explained in 10 Minutes.


"Explaining global news to a global audience: This is the mission of CNN 10, a new, 10-minute news show that appears as a daily digital video on CNN.com. CNN 10 replaces CNN Student News, the network's longest-running show that first aired in 1989. CNN 10 more effectively serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show's priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they're making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Viewers will learn from every story on CNN 10. The show maintains a neutral position on controversial topics. It seeks to provide multiple viewpoints, clear illustrations, and general overviews instead of graphic descriptions."


Check it out, it is for classroom use: http://www.cnn.com/cnn10

Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cnn-10-video/id179950332?mt=2

The World’s Most Magnificent Libraries

Great Big Story circumnavigates the globe in search of some of the most unusual and awe-inspiring libraries collecting more than just books. They begin in Alaska at a particularly "macabre" library checking out preserved and taxidermied animals, head on over to China to kick back in a surreal, infinite reading room, and get whiff of history at the library of smells.


Just inspiring!!

https://youtu.be/PeLoyrDqL_A

Field Trip: your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world

"Field Trip can help guide the way..." - AllThingsD

"The future of Augmented Reality" - The Atlantic
"App of the Day" - Gizmodo

Field Trip, your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you is now on the iPhone/iPad! Field Trip runs in the background on your device. When you get close to something interesting, it will notify you and if you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.

Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.

Get the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id567841460?mt=8

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Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

I am taking a Google Drawing online class with the amazing Tony Vincent of Learning in Hand. He posted a link to this page on his website with step-by-step instructions on how to make your own custom sticky notes and even print them. He even gives you the templates.

https://learninginhand.com/blog/print-custom-sticky-notes-with-google-slides


I know I have mentioned this before, but if you are not following Tony Vincent, you should be.


Twitter: https://twitter.com/tonyvincent

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learninginhand/


Are you struggling with how Instagram could be useful to you as a teacher, check out Tons Instagram for Teachers page. I promise you will be inspired.

https://youtu.be/gj0-pRB1abs

Features in iOS 11 for the classroom

1. Scan QR Codes with the Camera App! (21 seconds)

2. Scan Documents & Annotate with the Notes Apps! (53 seconds)

3. Record Your iPad Screen! (2:50 minutes)

4. New Floating iPad Dock (2:59 minutes)

5. Augmented Reality for the Masses! (3:15 minutes)

6. Split Screen & the New Slide Over! (2:51 minutes)

7. Drag & Drop Images, Text, & Links! (1:30 minutes)


Thanks to EDTECHnocaation.com for these quick little videos, visit the site for more details.