The Monday Minute
February 22, 2021
Our office has several copies of AMLE's most recent edition of This We Believe, entitled The Successful Middle School. In anticipation of an upcoming webinar series AMLE is hosting on the book, we will award copies to middle level educators who send the top success stories for us to share in our newsletters. (The webinar series is free to AMLE members.) What would you consider some of your greatest accomplishments since March 13, 2020? The sooner the better, but we will not limit it to one week. Bonus points if you include photos! Please send your stories to Susie Highley
NOT JUST FOR REMOTE: KNOWT & MOTE
Giving students feedback is important, and Mote makes it much easier! Mote is a chrome extension that allows you to leave voice comments/feedback in Docs, Slides, and Forms. I've seen many teachers comment on being able now to insert recorded audio directly into Google Slides. You can also create a Motepad to save links to reuse recorded audio.
HISTORY SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS OPEN
USEFUL ARTICLES FROM EDUTOPIA
Things should not be "business as usual" when students return full-time. Give yourself credit: you've learned a lot and worked hard! How should the things we've learned be applied, and let's try to move away from the idea of "deficit thinking."
Ideas to build relationships include Passion Boards to continuously share good news, Scavenger Hunts, Watch Parties, Digital Storybooks, and "Myself as GIF." (Using Goose Chase for the scavenger hunt idea might require a paid account.)
Learning Opportunities (all times EST, Free Unless Noted)
February 23: DOE Educator Presentation: Digital Learning in the Secondary Classroom, 4 pm
February 23: DOE Dyslexia Community of Practice Forum, 4:30 pm
February 23: Keep Indiana Chatting (on Zoom), 7 pm
February 24: Reading in a Digital World, Noon-1:30 pm
*February 24: Library of Congress: On the Road with Jason Reynolds, 4 pm
February 25: Digital Learning Day
February 25: AMLE Webinar, "Unpacking the New Diversity Resources," 4 pm
February 25: CTQ Webinar: Collective Leadership & School Culture, 4 pm
*February 26: How Do I Become an Astronomer? (Linda Hall Library), 3 pm
March 3: Using Kahoot for Assessment, 3 pm
March 4: AMLE Webinar Series on The Successful Middle School Begins, 4:30 pm (Free to AMLE Members; Subsequent times vary)
*Includes (or aimed at) Students
Indiana eLearning Lab (Must Register to See Live Schedule; Tutorials always available. This week's sessions include Chromebook Secrets and Interactive Google Slides )
That's All for Now!
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