TTRT Resources

TTRT Resources 

Supt’s Memos you should know about:

Development of K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Framework

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/083-18.shtml

 

Implementation Timeline for the 2017 Computer Science Standards of Learning

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/078-18.shtml

 

Cybersecurity Instructional Workshops

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/058-18.shtml

 

Announcing 2018 Microsoft Computer Science Workshops

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2018/056-18.shtml

 

Professional Development:

GenCyber Camp for Secondary Teachers, June 17-21 (Applications close April 25)

https://sites.google.com/a/vt.edu/gencyber-security/

 

LearnerPalooza 2018, June 18 (Middletown)

https://vste.org/learnerpalooza2018/

 

RockingEduTech 2018 Conference (Rockingham County, June 27-28)

http://18conference.rcps.rocks/

 

Serious Games Conference, GMU (Manassas, July 10-12)

https://www.seriousplay-dc.com/passes-prices/ ($200, early bird for K12 educators)

 

Google for Education Staunton Summit (Staunton, October 6, 7 & 8)

https://events.edtechteam.com/staunton2018

 

VSTE Annual Conference, December 2-4, Virginia Beach)

https://vsteconference.org/

 

Save a Podcast for Washing Dishes

https://lifehacker.com/save-a-podcast-for-washing-dishes-1825209400

 

Parental Outreach:

What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/what-parents-need-to-know-about-virtual-reality

 

12 Questions That Parents Have About Edtech

http://www.theedadvocate.org/12-questions-parents-edtech/

 

Social/Emotional Learning

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2018/03/praising_effort_teenagers_growth_mindset.html#comments?platform=hootsuite

 

Beyond ABCs: Can School Give Kids A Lifelong Love Of Learning?

http://hechingerreport.org/can-kids-get-passionate-about-learning-and-develop-the-persistence-to-follow-where-it-leads-one-school-has-a-plan/

 

Student Centered Learning

What Will Change If I Start Practicing PBL?

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/10/will-change-start-practicing-pbl/

 

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2018/02/scaffolding-questions-to-develop-deeper.html

 

Mentors, Encouragement, Hands-on Learning Boost Girls' Interest in STEM Substantially

https://thejournal.com/articles/2018/03/13/closing-the-stem-gap.aspx

 

Accessibility

Universal Design for Learning Is About Access

https://elearnmagazine.com/universal-design-learning-access/

 

Assessment:

8 Flexible Strategies for Formative Assessment

https://www.middleweb.com/37221/8-adaptable-strategies-for-formative-assessment/

 

Pedagogy:

Critical Thinking for Educators (blog post)

https://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2018/03/critical-thinking-for-educators.html

 

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom (old post but still very relevant)

https://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3586

 

Packets (blog post)

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/busysheets/

 

Tools:

Side View Satellite Images Turn The Earth Into 'Sim City’

https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/11/side-view-satellite-images-turn-the-earth-into-sim-city/

 

The Edublogger’s Guide To Podcasting

https://www.theedublogger.com/2018/04/02/podcasting/

 

Phones Make Field Trips Even More Fun

https://www.commonsense.org/education/blog/how-phones-make-field-trips-even-more-fun

 

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

https://mymodernmet.com/science-infographics-dominic-walliman/

 

Wikipedia Games

https://ammienoot.com/tru-wikigames/

 

Adobe Launches Spark for Education

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2018/04/adobe-launches-spark-for-education.html#.Ws5XI3rwbcs

 

OER:

How To Sort The Good From The Bad In OER

http://hechingerreport.org/how-to-sort-the-good-from-the-bad-in-oer/?utm_source=The+Hechinger+Report

 

6 Great Websites to Access Digital Textbooks

https://www.educatorstechnology.com/2018/03/6-great-websites-to-access-digital.html

 

Three Misunderstandings About Open Resources (Blog Post)

http://hechingerreport.org/opinion-three-misunderstandings-open-resources/

 

Curriculum Resources:

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project (Science/Literature)

http://frankenstein.asu.edu/

https://frankenstein200.org/

 

PHET Interactive Simulations for Math and Science (Math/Science)

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-level

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/html

 

Resources and Downloads for STEM (STEM)

https://www.edutopia.org/article/STEM-resources-downloads

 

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) (History &SS)

http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/dbva/

 

American Evolution: Virginia to America, 2019 Commemoration (see digital learning opportunities) (History & SS)

http://www.americanevolution2019.com/education/2019schools/

 

Uncover Hidden Histories with These Four Websites (History & SS)

https://www.commonsense.org/education/blog/uncover-hidden-histories-with-these-four-websites

 

Virginia Students Using Technology:

Fairfield Elementary School History Video

http://www.wdbj7.com/video/?vid=477094443

 

Virginia Beach 13-Year-Old Wins National Engineering Competition

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/columnist/from-beacon-editor/article_7afa28a0-2c6f-11e8-bd9f-5fd5eb3da37d.html

 

AHS Robotics Team Going To World Event

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/ahs-robotics-team-going-to-world-event/article_98fd8412-3cd4-11e8-9d01-17014a926705.html

 

Learning Computer Coding Opens Up ‘Endless World’ For These Kids

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/learning-computer-coding-opens-up-endless-world-for-these-kids

 

Youth Summit Encourages Students To Pursue Entrepreneurship, Social Impact

http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/30396-youth-summit-encourages-students-to-pursue/

 

Lanier Students Win Regional Wind Turbine Competition, Qualify For Nationals

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/lanier-students-win-regional-wind-turbine-competition-qualify-for-nationals/article_94e2719c-3b50-11e8-9aa3-47630f9fb407.html

 

PBL with a Purpose

https://thejournal.com/articles/2018/04/11/pbl-with-a-purpose.aspx

 

What the Kids Are Up To:

Millennials Have Created A Form Of Written English That's As Expressive As Spoken English

https://mashable.com/2018/04/02/millennials-written-english/#_Kf.O5wWRmqT

 

Meet The 'Study Tubers': The Youtubers Making Studying Cool

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-43643299/meet-the-study-tubers-the-youtubers-making-studying-cool

 

Food for Thought:

How To Manipulate Facebook And Twitter Instead Of Letting Them Manipulate You

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610576/how-to-manipulate-facebook-and-twitter-instead-of-letting-them-manipulate-you/

 

Just for Fun:

34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

http://teacherrebootcamp.com/2018/03/21/humornonsense4learning/