Friday, April 12, 2019

Teachers as Lead Learners, Monthly Tech Tips, and More Trivia! ~ April 12, 2019

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LID TEAM UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Students at the Lower School learned how to use Thinglink (shout out - or s/o - to Shelby Guarino for presenting on this as a LID Vision Workshop), that simply and elegantly allows for lessons in visual literacy and multimedia across all content areas. What's best, though, is that those students then taught teachers how to use the tool. What strategy, tool or philosophy could YOUR students teach other teachers? 



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INNOVATIVE TOOL, TIP OR STRATEGY

In collaboration with the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Educational Technology Services Team, enjoy this monthly "Tech Tips". In particular, I would like you to be aware of the amazing FREE Leadership Summit opportunity being held on May 21 at the Santa Cruz COE (it's for all educators, since we are all leaders). Click on the link in the Tech Tips for more information. (If the image isn't clickable for you, you can go directly to the link by viewing this post right on our blog.)

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TRIVIA

Read to the bottom of each blogpost and send an email to Liz Brumbaugh at liz.brumbaugh@harker.org with the correct answers sooner than anyone else, and Liz will deliver your choice of beverage to your office or classroom



2018-2019 Trivia Winners (So Far)

Michael Ear, Preschool Art
Marissa Lucketti, Human Resources
Melanie Ramsey, Middle School History
Jennifer Siraganian, Upper School English
Lola Muldrew, Upper School Math
Annamaria Smitherman, Lower School English
Melaina Lara, Summer Programs
Kristen Morgensen, Middle School Science
Teri Parrette, Finance




And now, for the questions...

1. If you were born in April, what would your flower be?
2. What classic board game is honored on the 13th of April? (Perhaps you can play it tomorrow!)
3. What International Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April (except here at Harker, where we celebrate it every day)?

And a fun fact: Did you know that on this date in 1633, Galileo was convicted of heresy, for announcing that the Earth revolved around the Sun?