Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This book recommendation isn't education related but a really great read! The Camino Chronicles by Susan Alcorn will surely get you excited to travel and also journal about your experiences. There is a recent movie called 'The Way' that is not based off the book, but travels the same path in Spain.
Below is a video from Susan's website that will give you a taste what it's like to walk the Camino. Happy Reading!
Monday, April 23, 2012
If you're going to be in California mid-July, check out the Google Apps for Education California Summit. It's being held in Santa Clara on July 12-13th and looks to be a great conference. I'll be in UCLA for a week long colloquium and won't be able to make it, have fun if you can attend!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Preschool has changed.....the content, the price and now so has the admission process. My wife is always reading on her Lamorinda Mom Blog about the different options, curriculum standards, and some heated conversation about the local options.
The NY Times has had some good articles lately about preschool admission and most recently about some new requirements in order to apply. The 'learning how to play' curriculum is still in use, but it seems falling out of favor!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This video has been going around all week on blogs and some news sites as well. 21st Century Skills don't always include laptops, tablets or SMART boards....this young man shows us exactly that.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
As always the KQED Mind/Shift blog has great articles to read and very thought provoking ideas for education.
A recent article titled, 'Amidst a Mobile Revolution in School, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work.' The article brought up some really great points and the sheer relevancy of 'old' tactics and ways of teaching. We've reached a point where students won't be able to relate with 'old' teaching styles and we must incorporate relevant strategies in our classrooms and schools.
Enjoy Spring Break!