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Monday, September 20, 2010

SAS Curriculum Pathways

High School teachers often find that when they hear about resources, they are created for younger students.  For this reason, I want to start out telling you about SAS Curriculum Pathways.

This is a site with high-quality, ad-free, interactive activities based on standard high school curricula in the areas of English, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Spanish. 

When you go to the site, a tech person at your school will need to register for a subscription.  They will then receive a generic login and password for teachers, and another for students (username only.)  The first time a teacher logs in with the generic information s/he will be prompted to create their own unique login information. Students will always use the same generic username, since they are not saving any information to the site's servers.

Please take a look at this site!  I just know you will find some useful activities there for your students to do at home, to use for teaching, and for students to do in class.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HURRY! Qwest grant is open!

Every teacher needs more technology for their classroom- right? If you live in the Qwest service area in Arizona, you need to rush to the AzTEA website to get the latest information on a grant which can net you up to $10,000!

You will want to register here for a brief webinar which will explain the grant process to you. At this moment, the grant materials are not posted on the website, but it is due on October 5, so bookmark the site and check back daily for materials.

If you live in Coconino County you may email me to get assistance with the grant proposal!

AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association) is a sponsor of the grant along with Qwest, and you will need to be a member to apply. You can find membership information at the AzTEA site as well, and it's well worth the small cost!

Your grant proposal must describe a "Project-Based Learning" project you plan to implement. I'll be posting more on PBL in another post, so stay tuned!