October 8, 2018
Using Twitter: A Plus for My (Math) Teaching
Note: in the first comment after this article, there are some additional suggestions for people and hashtags to follow specifically for math
Classroom Poster Series: Inspiring the Human Story Bring the profound words and experiences of Holocaust survivor and memoirist Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor Kurt Messerschmidt, and Anne Frank rescuer, Miep Gies to your classroom. Each poster promotes meaningful conversation and reflection and inspires students with powerful human stories of the Holocaust that can continue to guide and inform their steps forward. Click Here to order a poster series for your classroom at no cost.
Free Manga Set for Your Library
"Go" is an ancient Asian game that has regained popularity. The American Go Foundation provides the manga series "Hikaru" for free to schools and libraries, but they do ask for $25 to help cover the cost of shipping & handling. If your location is serving disadvantaged kids, or your budget cannot cover the expense, you may request free shipping. (I know librarians in Indiana who had the fee waived; this photo is from a librarian who received it.)
To order your set of Hikaru, contact them at email@example.com.
Two cardboard playing sets are included with the shipment, as well as two copies of their booklet on how to play, The Way to Go. Once kids read Hikaru, they will want to play Go! The cardboard sets will get you by until you are ready to launch a full Go program.
Want Your Students to Examine Authentic Problems without Information Overload?
14 MILLION PEOPLE READ HER CLASSROOM TWEET ABOUT 1 QUESTION SHE ASKS STUDENTS...What's the Question?
More Chances for Learning!
October 8-12: Applied Digital Skills Week
October 10: Free webinar with Kim Strobel on Genius Hour & Growth Mindset, 9 pm ET
October 11-12: Indiana Connected Educators Conference (ICE), Noblesville HS
October 19-27: #FormativeSummit Free Virtual Conference
October 20: Indiana Sci-Fi & Horror Writers Festival for Teens, Indiana State Library
October 23: Global Maker Day
October 23: Mix It Up at Lunch Day
October 24: edweb Webinar on Interactive Social Studies Games, 4 pm ET
October 25-27: AMLE Conference in Orlando
October 27: IU Science Fest- for the whole family
November 13: DOE Digital Content Curation Tour, PLTW Indianapolis
Next week's edition will include another conference video! We are considering late February, 2020 for our next conference due to the number of fall conferences. Please let us know your thoughts about this!
For those of you on vacation, or starting soon.... Enjoy!