Author Archives: Lisa Aoki

Phenix City students, teachers will be watched closely with high-tech security system

The Phenix City Board of Education has approved spending $564,000 to upgrade safety at Central High School and Central Freshman Academy — and the new security system also can be used as an educational tool. During this summer, a 360-degree camera, an alert system and a microphone will be installed in all classrooms for grades […]

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Four Shakopee teachers, administrators receive technology awards

Shakopee Public Schools teachers and staff are being recognized left and right for their work in technology and engineering. Technology and engineering teacher TJ Hendrickson, who teaches at West Junior High, is the recipient of an award for Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Teacher Excellence. Hendrickson was chosen because of his efforts both in […]

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Fridays @ the Library: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Fridays @ the Library: Maximizing Your Research IdentityDate: Friday, November 3, 2017Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pmLocation: 213 Ellis Library and online Are your students struggling with the cost of course materials? OER are free, openly licensed educational materials that provide alternatives to traditional textbooks.  Learn more about campus resources that can help you find, create, and use high-quality OER.Grace […]

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Here Is A Fabulous Tool for Creating Class Newspapers and Informational Brochures

February 25, 2017Over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of interesting web tools and applications teachers and students can use to create digital magazines and newspapers. In today’s post we are bringing to your attention another important tool in this regard. Printing Press, from ReadWriteThink, is one of the most popular web […]

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This educational crusader has his stars in the right place

CHENNAI:It is only in the recent past that the difficulties of persons with disabilities (PwD) have come to the fore. But despite facing such challenges at an inopportune time, Rajaram Shreedhar has been a shining example of how to make the best use of the life we have. Himself a differently abled person, Shreedhar is […]

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4 Great Chrome Apps for Student Researchers

November 10, 2016Below are four excellent Chrome extensions you can use to curate, save and share online content. They allow you to highlight specific portions of text, add comments and notes, clip interesting parts of content and save it for later use. Some of these apps enable you to organize your clipped content into visually […]

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Check Out These Educational iPad Apps-They Are Free Today

July 7, 2016Below is a collection of some good educational iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: record, edit and manage audio files; save web content in PDF formats to share with others; take notes on the […]

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12 Must Read Books for Librarians

June  3, 2016In this week’s Books for Teachers series, we are sharing with you this collection of some of the most popular books for librarians. These works cover some state of the art topics in library science including: insights on the rapidly changing environments of information retrieval services, library research techniques and management methods, library […]

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McAllen Medical Center Foundation Provides Educational Funding to McAllen Family Medicine …

MCALLEN – The McAllen Family Medicine Residency Program is benefiting from a recent $13,000 donation from the McAllen Medical Center Foundation to assist residents with scholarly activities that promote healthcare in the South Texas community.  The McAllen Medical Center Foundation is a non-profit entity established in 1993 to fund charitable and educational causes.  The McAllen Medical Center […]

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5 Good Educational iPad Apps Free Today

March 19, 2016Below are some good apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. Our favourite title in the list is Splash 2 Remote Desktop. This is an app we have reviewed here in the past and it allows you to remotely access your Mac or Windows PC from your […]

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Some Very Good Apps and Tools for A Better Classroom Management

February, 2016Below is a collection of some very good  apps and tools to help teachers with  classroom management. Some of the tasks you can do with these apps include: conduct instant formative assessments in class, create seating charts, record class attendance, randomly pick students for classroom participation, create and share permission slips, visualize and assess […]

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Educational opportunities

Lower recidivism, more jobs mean safer communities for all By The Advocate, Editorial BoardNovember 18, 2015Filed under Opinion The proven success rate of incarcerated individuals who turn to education while in prison, or once out, cannot be neglected by the district. According to a 2013 report by the RAND Corporation, entitled “Evaluating the Effectiveness of […]

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5 Good Google Hangouts Apps for Teachers

November 17, 2015In yesterday’s post we talked about how to create a video Hangout on Google Plus together with a few other things you can do in your Hangouts (e.g. how to invite people to your Hangouts, how to share the content of your screen with others and how to share links and files). We […]

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Some Very Good Resources To Integrate iPad in Art Classrooms

October 11, 2015Here is an excellent resource for Art teachers. Art Authority Lesson Ideas is a short free interactive iBooks book from Apple Education that provides Art teachers with a variety of tips and ideas on how to make the best of iPad in Art classrooms. More specifically, the book features ‘a collection of activities […]

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