PD @ Your Fingertips: March 2014

Below is an archive of the alerts the Staff Development Department sent out during the month of March.

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Monday, March 3: The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and fall short, but that we aim too low and reach it. ~Michelangelo

Tuesday, March 4: An Important Message To All (My) Students Today: http://eghstechtips.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-valentines-day-message-to-my-students.html

Wednesday, March 5: “Close Reading” Includes Directions – http://englishcompanion.com/close-reading-includes-directions/

Thursday, March 6: 40+ Free Tools & Sites For Creating Presentations – http://www.smashingapps.com/2014/02/20/40-free-tools-and-sites-for-creating-presentations.html

Friday, March 7: Benjamin Zander: The Transformational Power Of Classical Music: http://new.ted.com/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion

Monday, March 10: The Big Picture: https://twitter.com/Fascinatingpics/status/438037137980948481/photo/1

Tuesday, March 11: Our Generation – A poem written by an 8th grade student: https://twitter.com/GirlsNotebook/status/438890120653987840/photo/1

Wednesday, March 12: The Stoplight Method: An End-Of-Lesson Assessment – https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/daily-lesson-assessment

Thursday, March 13: 20 Video Project Ideas To Engage Students: http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/02/06/20-video-project-ideas-to-engage-students/?utm_content=bufferb2bf7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Friday, March 14: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way. Powerful video by Neil deGrasse Tyson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEJjpVlZu0

Monday, March 17: The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving of ways.

Tuesday, March 18: In a great teacher’s classroom every student thinks they are the favorite.

Wednesday, March 19: 20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/20-ways-to-provide-effective-feedback.html?m=1

Thursday, March 20: Shorten that long URL into a tiny URL http://tinyurl.com/

Friday, March 21: Ken Robinson: Bring On The Learning Revolution: http://new.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution

Monday, March 24: “True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.”

Tuesday, March 25: 8 Things To Look For In Today’s Classroom – http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3586

Wednesday, March 26: Alternatives To Traditional Homework – http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/awesome-chart-for-teachers-alternatives.html

Thursday, March 27: 10 New Educational Web Tools To Try Out – http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/03/10-new-educational-web-tools-to-try-out.html

Friday, March 28: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – an RSAnimate production based on the work of Daniel Pink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Monday, March 31: “Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard. Maybe YOU are the one who is meant to hear it.” ~Bethany Hill



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