Category: Lesson Ideas

Using Feedly To Track Teacher Websites

Using Feedly To Track Teacher Websites

In my current role one of my responsibilities is to monitor teacher websites. Instead of having to check each site individually I have been using Feedly. If you are not familiar with Feedly check out an old blog post that I wrote about it.

To start the process I took about ten minutes to copy and paste the teacher site URLS into Feedly. This step can be somewhat tedious but it’s something that you have to do only once a year or whenever you add or lose a teacher. After adding the URLs to Feedly, I then created a category based on my school name and put all of the teacher sites in that category. Like magic now I have one central location that I can check to get all of their class updates. If you are blogging with your students this is a great way to quickly check in your student’s blogs. I’m sure all of us would agree that checking one site is much better than checking upwards of 120+ sites a day.

Below is a brief tutorial on how to add and categorize a site on Feedly.

 

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LAUSD Special Education Summit 2014 – Using Mobile Photography to Enhance Learning

LAUSD Special Education Summit 2014 – Using Mobile Photography to Enhance Learning

Below are my slides from today’s session. For more on mobile photography check out my mobile photography page or my blog post on different mobile photography apps I use.

Objectives & Brief Description:

Instagram, Snapchat, Selfies…Our student’s love to take pictures. In this hands on session we will learn how to incorporate mobile photography into the classroom. Mobile photography is a great way to support and encourage student self-expression, teach visual storytelling, and meet the requirements of the CCSS. Participants will be given time to explore, experiment, and share their thoughts on using mobile photography in their classroom. While this session will be focused on using mobile photography with special education students, the information will also apply to general education students. By the end of this session you will leave with the skills, tools, and lesson plan ideas that you can use to start incorporating mobile photography into your classroom.

Google Slide Presentation:

Session Handout:


Using WordPress to Schedule Blog Posts

Using WordPress to Schedule Blog Posts

The ability to schedule blog posts is one of the main reasons why I recommend using WordPress to build a class website. It’s a huge time saver and helped me lesson plan. The video below is a brief tutorial on how and why you should schedule your blog posts. Enjoy!