The Monday Minute
February 8, 2021
This page from Hyperdocs includes "5 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love" plus several hyperdocs that can be used with students. Simply click on the red button above.
DIGITAL VALENTINE ACTIVITIES
Purdue College of Science would like to announce the following events. Please feel free to forward this information to any teachers that you think might be interested. As always, you are welcome to contact them directly with any questions you may have.
14 February 2021: K-12 STEM Open Conference Begins
Purdue University College of Science K-12 Outreach is excited to announce the K-12 STEM Open Conference. This virtual event for both teachers & middle/high school students is completely free, no registration required. The conference web page will go live on Sunday, February 14, 2021 and you can access that link on the Purdue University College of Science page. The link will also be released on the Purdue Superheroes of Science Facebook and Twitter pages (@PurdueSOS). There will be conference strands for both educators & students; educators to earn PGPs, and students can apply to receive their own Arduino kits (thanks to funding from The Halliburton Foundation). There were be live and pre-recorded sessions, and all will be available for later viewing.
Mondays at 4pm-4:30pm EST, (starting February 15): Virtual Science Teachers’ Lounge
We know how important it is to connect with others in a virtual world! That’s why Purdue University Superheroes of Science is starting a virtual space where science teachers can socialize, unwind, and informally share ideas. The virtual science teachers’ lounge will be a weekly, virtual Zoom event with special guests to get the conversation started each week. Can’t make it Mondays at 4pm? The half-hour weekly sessions will be recorded (for release later in the week) as our new Teaching Science podcast - a podcast just for science teachers! Check the Purdue University College of Science page for the Zoom link.
Questions? Contact Sarah Nern, K-12 Outreach Coordinator, Dept. of Chemistry,
Purdue's online Learning Portal is expanding to K-12. Topics include: instructor strategies, course enhancement, pedagogy, active learning, sample tools, and policies. Modules and microcredentials will be available, many resources are ready now.
HYBRID? CONCURRENT? SIMULTANEOUS? HY-FLEX? ROOM & ZOOM? NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT...
EVERFI: Black History Month Resources
Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant Winners
HOW YOU CAN BE "WIZER"
Vicki Davis, @CoolCatTeacher, calls Wizer a "Swiss Army knife for teaching." Teachers can add video, audio, & images to interactive worksheets, making them accessible to all students. It is simple to use, and other teachers’ digital worksheets are available as well. Vicki even interviewed the CEO, Nira Mayorchik Sheleg, and recorded a tutorial with her.
A word of caution: do not post a test or quiz publicly, as students might find it online; in addition, Vicki suggests that it is more for teaching than assessment.
Free Learning Opportunities (all times EST)
*February 9: Accessibility Tools for Students with Dyslexia, 7-8 pm
February 10: Digital Learning Tools with DOE/CIESC/Keep Indiana Learning, 4 pm
February 10: Hybrid or Home: Harnessing the Power of Read Alouds, 4 pm
February 11: Ready, Set, Design: Build Your Design Literacy Toolkit with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 4 pm (youtube live)
February 11: AIMS Teacher Talk-Room & Zoom, Managing a Classroom with Simultaneous Instruction, 6:30 pm
*February 11: Accessibility Tools for Students with Dyslexia, 9-10 pm
*February 14: K-12 STEM Open Conference for Teachers & Students Begins
February 16: DOE Educator Panel: Tips from the Trenches, 4 pm
February 16: Horace Mann Speakers Series, Nicole Malachowski, 8:30 pm
February 18: AMLE-Promoting Digital Citizenship & Online Wellness at Your Middle School, 4:30 pm
February 20: Pear Deck Pear-Fair
February 23: DOE Educator Presentation: Digital Learning in the Secondary Classroom, 4 pm
*February 24: Library of Congress: On the Road with Jason Reynolds, 4 pm
February 25: Digital Learning Day
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Indiana eLearning Lab (Must Register to See Live Schedule; Tutorials always available. This week's sessions include Hyperdocs & Genius Hour.)
That's All for Now!
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