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The Learning Journey issue 17, january 30, 2012

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    The Learning Journey issue 17, january 30, 2012 The Learning Journey issue 17, january 30, 2012 Document Transcript

    • Kathy Perret, Instructional Coach – kperret@nwaea.orghttp://learningisgrowing.wordpress.com/ The Learning Journey We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why andhow we do it. -Sharon SalzbergIssue 17, January 30, 2012Welcome new readers! Do you Skype?This newsletter is something I write formy two schools: Leeds and Whittier. Skype (a FREE video-conferencing tool) is becoming a great tool to stay connected with friends and family that are far away.It is my understanding that this I know my sister loves her weekly Skype sessions with hernewsletter will be forwarded to otherschools in the district. I hope the three kids in college. I hear others love the tool to stay in touchresources shared each week are with grandkids!helpful. Skype is also a great tool in the classroom. Classrooms aroundKathy’s Schedule: the globe are connecting with each other and learning fromMonday, January 30, 2012 – Leeds all each other. You will find a few resources on the next page.day. Demonstration scheduled.; WhittierPD Suggestions if trying Skype for the first time:Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – Leeds all  Skype with the classroom across the hall before skypingday. Demonstration scheduled. across the world. This will help you become comfortable with the process.Wednesday, February 1, 2012 – OFF  Skype with family or friends.Thursday, February 2, 2012 – Whittierall day, 2 demonstrations scheduled.  Find the support of someone who has used Skype. (Kathy Perret would love to help teachers at Leeds andFriday, February 3, 2012 – AEA all day Whittier who are interested in pursuing this idea.) “Today you are YOU, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than YOU.” Dr. Seuss
    • The Learning Journey Issue 17, January 30, 2012 Skype Resources for Teachers Here are a few resouces if you are interested in trying Skype in your classroom:  Skype Around the World presentation (20 minutes) - VERY GOOD! Offers ideas and how-to information! http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/12/16/k12online09/ Many resources are provided in print on website.  Authors who Skype for FREE http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2332&Itemid=4344  Skype an Author Network http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/  Skype in the Classroom - Meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom. http://education.skype.com/  Technology 4 Kids Skype Resources http://technology4kids.pbworks.com/w/page/25344912/Skype  50 ways to use Skype in the Classroom http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50- awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/  List of Classrooms ready to Skype http://www.skypeforeducators.com/educators.htm  Cybrary Man’s Skype Page http://cybraryman.com/skype.html (be sure to check out his other pages!) Goal: Prepare students for their futures! Still need inspiration? Iowa Core includes 21st Century Skills Each Iowa student must graduate with the 21st century skills necessary for a productive and satisfying life in a global knowledge-based environment. http://educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_conte nt&view=article&id=2332&Itemid=4344 2