|Academic Learning Coach|
If you've been at the beach all summer have you been lathering on your sunscreen? You already know that a trip to the beach can give you a nasty sunburn, but the nitty gritty of sun safety is actually much more complex. Wrinkle-causing UVA rays and burn-inducing UVB's can pose a serious risk to your health (and good looks).
Summary:Get beyond binders with digital, remixable lesson-planning tool
Pros: Endlessly customizable features make it easy for teachers to remix content and share it efficiently with their students.
Cons: Some teachers and administrators might balk at having to start from scratch.
Bottom Line:If you invest some serious time in preloading your content, this is an exceptional tool for building and using your lesson plans.
Did you know you can communicate volumes of information in a simple handshake? Here's a great opportunity to learn more about this often misunderstood skill. Become more effective and learn to avoid handshake traps in this great resource.
Title: Google Hangouts
Summary: Communication, learning, and fun converge nicely in Google's slick platform
Pros: It's easy to use, versatile, and can keep kids communicating and building skills outside of class time.
Cons: As there aren't any kid safety rules here, highly supervised use is recommended.
Bottom Line: It runs like a dream, works on all devices, and can be used in so many ways to enhance interactive learning.
Here's an interesting one I came across the other day:
What exactly is Juneteenth? Learn more about June 19th, its history, and its celebration. Content includes a look at why June 19, 1865 signifies the end of slavery in America, as opposed to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.