Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weekly Byte 1.14.09

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable break. I know i needed it and I enjoyed the long break. But all good things come to an end eventually so now its back to work.
I have already had a busy month as more and more teachers need my assistance.
Dept Meetings
I attended the English Dept Meeting last week to inform them that Kristin and I will be working on developing resources for the entire dept. Teachers were asked to submit lessons/units etc to Kristin and we will work to bring them into the 21st Century.
This week i will be meeting with the Social Studies Dept to discuss my suggestions after i have observed the teachers from that department.
It is my plan to begin the English Department walkthroughs next week (Jan 19-23rd)
My Services
I am currently looking for one person per department to work with me on creating 21st century activities for their departments. Tina has approved one teacher from each dept to get one release day to begin building dept resources. Let me know if you are interested.
Please dont hesitate to get lessons/units/activities to me and i will help to update them with technology. I will even help you co-teach the course to help with the technology.
Site of the Week
Google Alerts, mentioned in the previous post, is a handy web research tool. If there is topic that you or your students frequently search for, consider creating a Google Alert for that topic. You can create a Google Alert using any combination of search terms. Each time new content matching those search terms is indexed, the content or link (depending on your selection), is delivered to your choice of email or RSS reader.

Awesome stuff!
The first person to email me the passcode "Wookelar" will win a prize!