Monday, March 31, 2014

3/31 WGHS

Emailed out resources for 2nd year teachers.

Registered Teachers for STEM TQ.

Scheduled Coordinator days in buildings

Picked up Chicken Eggs and delivered to Hudson and Computer School.

Met with ELA coordinator.

Worked on FLIP PD workshop for Wednesday, presentation below:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3/26 Arcade, WGHS

Started the day with 8th Grade science and Hudson Elementary.  Students loaded up their electricity projects and brought them over to Hudson Elementary.  Images below:









Headed over to WGHS to:
  • Meet with 2nd year planning team to plan after school meeting.
  • prep for 2nd year meeting after school tomorrow
  • respond to emails.
  • finalize budget emails.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3/25 Avery Arcade, WGHS

Started the morning with Hixson Middle School and the students at the Hixson Arcade.  We packed up the games and headed over to Avery.


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Headed back to the office to:

  1. Work through email (100+)
  2. set up 2nd year teacher meeting(s)
  3. finalized 2nd year teacher location
  4. set up meetings for the week.

Met with Discovery Education and Assistant Supt to discuss Techbook.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Alternatives for Timeliner and Inpiration

Resources for creating a Timeline


  1. Read Write Think has a great free tool: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline_2/
  2. Tiki Toki: Pretty advanced, but really beautiful: http://www.tiki-toki.com/
  3. One of my personal favorites: Time Toast: http://www.timetoast.com/
  4. Capzles- Quite simply one of the nicest timeline creation sites around, with a beautiful user interface as well as the ability to embed into a site.
  5. Time Rime - An excellent site with educational instance (great for teachers) that allows users to create multimedia timelines.
  6. TimeGlider - Great site that not only lets users create multimedia timelines butlegends as well. There is a "plus upgrade" in the works specificallyfor education.
  7. Dipity - Create beautiful timelines with the ability to add video/pictures.
  8. Preceden - A fun easy site to use to create interactive timelines.
  9. Timelinr - A very simple to use timeline generator that only displays text.
  10. Our Timelines - Create timelines by using preexisting forms (text only). - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=592#sthash.5Y1zMOkG.dpuf
  11. Softschools has a really simple too, great for primary grades!


Did you know you can also do the timeline right inside Microsoft word?  Learn how to here.
What about using Excel?  It works too, probably more advanced, but it works!

Resources for Mind Mapping alternatives like Inspiration

TONS of options here. Almost all FREE!

First of all my favorites are here:
  1. Padlet -  Collaborative, open, cool http://padlet.com/
  2. Lucid Charts - Syncs perfectly in your WGcloud account AND has an iPad app, see belowlucid
  3. Chrome (web browser) Extension - Mind Meister - http://www.mindmeister.com/
Other options are:
  1. Coggle - Beautiful, quick and easy http://coggle.it/
  2. Software to download FREEMIND
  3. Spider Scribe http://www.spiderscribe.net/
  4. Mind mapping PLUS collaboration: http://www.mindomo.com/
  5. Fast and easy version: http://mind42.com

For your iPad too, these are all apps:

3/10 WGHS

Met with Fine Arts Coordinator to plan and discuss STEAM workshop.

Notes included:
A SCIENCE,TECHNOLOGY, ART AND  MATH

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
PURPOSE-INTEGRATION (DISCOVERY OF)  OF ART  CONNECTIONS IN SCIENCE/TECH CURRICULUM

SPACE
4 ROOMS WEBSTER GROVES HS

SAMPLE  ROOMS

ROOM 1  (THE GRID) scale and proportionality
ROOM 2  (ORGANIC EXPLORATIONS) Structure, function and information processing
ROOM 3  (ROBOT RUN)
ROOM 4  (GEOPHYSICAL WORLD OR PAINTING WITH THE STARS ) space systems,

OTHER IDEAS:
Mixing/playing with light/pigment color
Chemical/artistic reactions
Creative problem solving?

STAFF

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY/WEBSTER GROVES STAFF MEMBERS

FORMAT

3HRS ROTATION THROUGH ROOMS

TEACHERS

ART/SCIENCE/MATH TEACHERS 6-8  FROM WEBSTER GROVES/ SURROUNDING DISTRICTS

ROOMS

Conference with Discovery Network

Key metric Video vs. Non-video resources

Techbook more of a student driven resource

Users usage and student usage

Planned for Meeting with Asstant Supt.

Rest of the day worked on K-5 Science Curriculum Documents