#dcsdtransforms episode 60: Carla is hungry

Thank you for joining us this week for a fantabulous episode of #dcsdtransforms.  This week we are highlighting a blog post by Jennifer Gonzalez, who is the author of the blog the Cult of Pedagogy which is dedicated to best practices in education.  She is wonderful and offers lots of practical advice for teachers for implementing different teaching strategies, including lots of great stuff on technology. We are looking at one particular blog post called “Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism“.  In the tech age that we are in, access to information is easy, and so our job as teachers to help students with plagiarism is ever more important (and difficult).  Please click the title of the post above to read the 5 strategies she offers to help you in your classroom.  Also, you may want to subscribe to her blog (click the link above and check out the great stuff she highlights on her blog and subscribe!  Our shout out goes to Elizabeth Thompson at MHS for the really cool idea she had using iBooks Author with her students!  Cheers, and enjoy the show!

#dcsdtransforms episode 59: TownLEY or TownLIN – we let the listeners decide

Welcome back this week for a great episode of #dcsdtransforms. This week, we are highlighting Make Badges (click here for the website). It’s a simple and easy to use tool to make badges for your classroom. Not sure what badges are? Then please listen to learn more! I even made our podcast episode cover photo using it (shout out to our AP, Mr. Greg Johnson for the use of his twitter picture). Our shout out goes to Julie Townley (maybe Townlin, we’ll let you decide which it is) and Tanya Bunn at Darlington High School for the work their students did creating an iBook. Thanks for joining us!

#dcsdtransforms episode 58: CARLA IS AN APPLE DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR!!!!

YES!  You read that correctly!  Carla is an ADE!  For those that don’t know much about it, this is one of the most sought-after recognitions in the edtech world, and in the education world in general.  It is the highest certification Apple can give a teacher.  Please take a moment to send her a congratulations email if you can!  Aside from this amazing news, we also have our usual tool and shout out to share with you.  The tool this week is highlighting one aspect of Quizlet called Quizlet Live which is a neat tool that lets you take the lessons you’ve done in Quizlet and put students in competition (on teams) with each other.  Students learn to work collaboratively and have more motivation with the competitive nature of Quizlet Live.  Our shout out goes to Suzie Goodwin of Brockington Elementary for her creative use of Pic Collage for vocabulary lessons!  This is a vocab intensive episode for sure!  Thanks for listening!