The outline Jonas mentioned is here:
Reuben Petersheim from Hampden Christian School shared this idea:
[For enrollment] we use Google Forms, which can be created using Google Drive. One of the best parts of these forms is that when a parent completes the form it is automatically sent to a Google Sheet with all their information. Each patron’s re-enrollment is put on the same Sheet.…[Read more]
This thread is over a year old, but I just noticed it again.
From what I’ve heard, the best place to look may be eBay. That will necessitate some savvy on the part of your IT person. You’ll need to know the kind of specifications your use calls for, and be able to do some basic troubleshooting. But since many manufacturers use parts of similar…[Read more]
Lucas Hilty replied to the topic A superior alternative to Wikipedia? Can it really be? in the forum General Discussion 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Peter, this is great to know about. We subscribe to the Encyclopedia Britannica for schools, since it has certain advantages over Wikipedia. But the Oxford Research Encyclopedia looks like a fascinating option to explore.
At the risk of hijacking this thread, I wanted to share this article by Carl Hendrick on the best way to study for exams. It will no doubt have more relevance to high school than elementary.
As a self-identifying digital native, I can appreciate Jonas’ comment. On the other hand, might the numbing effects of digital media not make the classroom more appealing? In the classroom, there are live bodies, real words, raw ideas; there is at least the potential that the teacher can engage the student in a way that YouTube cannot.
Brenda Stoltzfoos asks:
Can you recommend a good, online, free encyclopedia that’s elementary student friendly? The encyclopedia set we inherited is very obsolete, we can’t check reference books out of the library, and buying a brand new set is beyond our budget. : )
Lucas Hilty started the topic Suggestions for 7th and 8th Grade Computer Course? in the forum Teaching the Subjects 1 year, 7 months ago
Travis from Sporting Hill Christian School asks, “Does anyone have suggestions for a 7th & 8th grade computer course that they recomend or that they are doing?”
Recently, someone made me aware of a scheduling resource called Teacher’s Timesaver. This software lays out the class schedule for the year, and adjusts for snow days, holidays, and other other schedule interruptions. Apparently, there is a free trial available, though you must pay to continue to use it.
Have you tried this tool? Can you…[Read more]
Great question. To start things off, here’s one from Gerald Miller: http://thedockforlearning.org/contributions/board-job-descriptions/
Myron says, “I personally do not see the need for more than an introduction to cursive writing.” I think he has a point. There seems to be little question that learning good handwriting gives students an advantage in other areas. But so did the skill of memorization before the proliferation of printed materials. Is cursive a dead horse? The New…[Read more]
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