The battle between cell phones in the classroom is loud and is quite a debate. I personally feel that if all my students have a phone, why not use it to my advantage? Let’s face it, Twitter and Facebook are our lives (at least a portion of the evenings) and students as well as adults tap into it on a daily basis. Why not embed this into the classroom and our power points bringing a static slide alive with data rich results used to drive the daily instruction.
What web 2.0 is saying: “SAP Web 2.0 could be a great way to encourage students to start / keep using Twitter. It could also be a fun way to include distance learners who aren’t in the physical classroom. Taking an online class? Watching remotely? Participate via Twitter right in the presentation slide!”
What do you think??
web2.0 | Edudemic.
Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. The result is a meaningful contribution to education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in a classroom’s success.
School Fundraising: School Donation: Grants for Teachers: PTA Fundraising: AdoptAClassroom.org.
For Teachers, School and Teacher Donations.
How It Works
Submit a Project
•It’s simple to register – tell us where you teach and confirm that you can receive our emails. Then upload a photo that provides a window into your classroom. And voilà! You’re ready to submit a project!
•Our system allows you to find what you need online, and you choose the exact materials you need for YOUR classroom.
•Next, you’ll aim to inspire donors by describing what you need, why you need it, and how your project will change your students’ lives for the better.
•Every day projects are funded on our site, and yours could be next!
•Word to the wise: projects under $400 have the best chance of being funded.
•Check back often – a donor may leave a personal message for you and your classroom letting you know why he or she chose to give to your project.
•If (dare we say when?) your project is funded, we ship the materials straight to your school.
•In return, you and your students will write thank-you letters and take photographs of the project in action. We’ll share your thanks with your donors, who love to see the impact of their gifts!
Grants 4 Teachers.
Check out this page with some valuable information about writing grants. This resource also provides links to available grants for teachers to pursue.
With the advent of the wireless community, we see that more and more reputable sources are providing free professional development tools for our teachers. The following is a list of 50 FREE opportunities to deepen your STEM content knowledge online. Again, IT’S FREE!
The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online | Edudemic.