Archive for January, 2013

Strategies for Differentiated Lessons

These are strategies that can be applied to teaching in any content area, can be integrated and embedded into doable differentiated lessons, and can be used frequently (even daily) in the classroom. Also, research and professional literature have identified these strategies as being effective with students with learning difficulties. Based on these criteria, the six […]

Digital Learning Day is February 6th

The Alliance for Excellent Education is the proud host of Digital Learning Day – a national campaign that celebrates educators and the potential of technology in education. Sign up TODAY to highlight your efforts in using technology and its role in creating improving student outcomes!As a registered participant of Digital Learning Day you’ll receive tips […]

Let Me Google That For You: A tool that passive-aggressively helps your friends!

For all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than Google it for themselves… Enter a search term (http://www.lmgtfy.com), click the Google Search button, and a link appears that you can copy, paste and send to your friend. When they click the link, an animation displays the Google […]

State District Advisory Representatives Chosen

Congratultations to our two district representatives: Sha Whittaker from Cedar Hill ISD and Shannon Trejo from Irving ISD, who will represent Region 10 at the State CSCOPE District Advisory Meeting February 12-13. Sha and Shannon were selected by the CSCOPE Directors during the January 11 Directors Meeting. And remember to send a district representative to […]

Young Children and the Flu

The news has been full of stories related to the severity of the influenza (flu) season for 2012-2013! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, individuals with the flu might exhibit some (but not necessarily all) of the following signs and symptoms: Fever* (or feeling feverish/chills) Cough Sore Throat Runny or Stuffy Nose Muscle […]

Young Children and the Flu

The news has been full of stories related to the severity of the influenza (flu) season for 2012-2013! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, individuals with the flu might exhibit some (but not necessarily all) of the following signs and symptoms: Fever* (or feeling feverish/chills) Cough Sore Throat Runny or Stuffy Nose Muscle […]

ITune PD courses for teachers

If you are looking for some PD and you want to be able to do it in your pajamas, here is a collection of courses created by Apple Distinguished Educators to help colleagues on this:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/institution/apple-distinguished-educators/id380379132    

Breaking up Is Hard to Do

Life’s too short to read bad books or drink bad tea. That’s my motto. Once upon a time, I was the person who had to finish every book she started on principle. I saw reading as a commitment not to be entered into lightly. If I started a book, I finished it no matter how […]

Free Books for Read Across America Day

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation is offering free books for The National Education   Association’s Read Across America Day on March 1, 2013. The deadline to order books is February 16th, 2013. Individuals desiring to take advantage of this opportunity should be aware that The Literacy Foundation does not pay the shipping charges, which amount to approximately […]

Did you get the new iPhone 5 or iPad mini?

Think about donating your old devices to your local school! Or, better yet, start a “used device drive” in your community. Kemp Junior High has started a similar drive; they are asking for older model smartphones that are able to connect to the school’s WiFi – a boon for their BYOD campus! Even if an […]