"Being a first year teacher can be overwhelming to say the least. There is new curriculum to learn, unfamiliar school policies, classroom management challenges, and new teammates. Technology can help to ease some of these first year growing pains."
from Kelly Tenkley, author of the iLearnTechnology Blog
I think one of the neat things on twitter is #edchat and all the topic specific chat that have created t go along with it. Many wonderful resources for teachers are shared on twitter using these hashtags (# followed by a word or group of letters). There is a chat specifically for new teachers (#ntchat). I am not a new teacher and love all the resources and idea being shared using that hashtag. I added a box to the sidebar of this blog to show the many tweets with the #ntchat hashtag (thanks @web20classroom for your help with that project ... that is Steven Anderson who just joined our department). There will soon be some online Twitter for Teacher classes offered in our county. You can also find a list of the various specific chats (like #ellchat, #engchat, #scichat, #gtchat ....) at this page by T @cybraryman1 "My Ed Chats page" http://bit.ly/7w7P59He also shares great resources and lists. *by the way, our school system has a hashtag also (#wsfcs)
In her Blog, iLearnTechnology, Kelly Tenkely has recently posted some great poster examples of how Bloom's Taxonomy can be shared visually. Each of the links below has 2 "posters" on the page. One of the posters has the categories and verbs that go along with that group. The other "poster" on each page includes the categories and verbs that go along with it but the technology tools available to assist students reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. I thought these are wonderful and I wanted to share them with you!
I wrote on reflection responding to some questions on Teacher Leadership, then I copied and pasting that whole reflection in Wordle to create a word cloud image. From this word cloud, clearly knowledge, technology, team, teacher, learning, and classroom were prevalent in my reflection. If you wrote a reflection on teacher leadership, what do you think that Wordle would look like? If students created word clouds using something they have written, what information could that tell you?
I have written about Wordle and various word cloud creators before, but I thought I would share some of the highlights again.