In today's news, I've got a great PDF to share with your teachers who have just gotten iPads. In fact, this PDF would be a great way to train teachers about how to download, open (and annotate) PDF's. Lots of us have gotten into QR Codes (See my QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide) and there's a new fun game you could play with staff to help them learn how to use these handy tools.
As you bolster your STEM emphasis, there are some new STEM videos out from sports greats about math and science in sports that you can use and show in your classes. There are some great STEM career resources and to round it out, a link to a science project idea database perfect for science teachers, homeschoolers, and parents helping kids with science fairs.
Finally, the Hour of Code is coming up in December, and more businesses and media are covering the work of code.org. (My interview with Pat Yongpradit, code.org leader is live on ECM on iTunes – I'll write about it this week.)
I want to thank all of you who have moved over to my new blog. There is always a downtick in subscribers and traffic when you move blog platforms, but the traffic is picking up on the new blog and from my end, I find I can be a better writer when I don't have to fight with my blogging platform so much. (See 5 reasons I'm moving from Blogger to Wordpress and How I did it.) I'm just grateful for being added to your PLN and take it very seriously that you'd trust me with your time. Thank you. -V
For Teachers Who have Just Gotten IPads
QR Code Game
The Hour of Code is gaining momentum
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