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Why you should encourage your student’s “crazy ideas”

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A long time ago for a project I drew up a business idea that improved the service of Blockbuster by including a delivery aspect. You could rent your movies online and for an extra fee have them…

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Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links

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Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the company at the forefront of cloud based solutio…

iCoachP53‘s insight:

This is great for all the teachers/schools moving to google!

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Shelf Control: Take Part In The To This Day Project And Take A Stand Against Bullying — AppAdvice

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To This Day is based on the anti-bullying-themed spoken word poem written and performed by Canadian poet Shane Koyczan.

iCoachP53‘s insight:

Great app to download and do projects with your students using the features.  Help end the hate and take a standy against bullying.

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BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos

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Do fun stuff with your digital photos. Create and print personalized motivational posters, calendars, movie posters, magazine covers, badges, mosaics, collages, and a lot more! Buy custom printed calendars, posters, and gifts.

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Cool kids don’t get bullied.

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That’s the conclusion I have come up with after taking anti-bullying training, watching videos, reading studies on bullying, and even my own personal research online. According to pretty much…

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10 Commandments of Twitter for Academics – Do Your Job Better – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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This article nails my beliefs about twitter in the classroom.  

 

“But tweeting only when you’re engaged in worthy academic activity creates a sterile feed. It looks artificial, like you’re trying to present yourself as an academic robot. And as it turns out, showing your personality actually impresses students.”

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Let your students get to know you

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If you want to reach your students and you honestly want to give them the best chance to succeed, open up a bit get to know them and let them get to know you too. It’s no secret, most effective…

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