Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chat Questions 07/27/13

Q1: Are you following World Youth Day? How are you following? Q2: In what ways is expanded reach via today's tech providing benefit to those not in attendance? #wyd #catholicedchat #notatwyd Q3: In what ways is the story of #WYD being told in images? What are some favorites you have seen or can share? Q4: How can #wyd events, stories best be shared by teachers and school leaders and used w/students in coming school year?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chat Questions 7/20/13


What is the one question you want answered during this chat?

Teacher copies 3 chapters of a book. “It is so expensive and we don't use that much of it, really. Just trying to help the kids” #catholicedchat

Teacher wants students to explore themes in multimedia. Grabs aboutt 15 youtube clips piecing together 80% of an entire movie #catholicedchat

Students in film production class want to use network news clips to create Public Service Announcements as part of assignment #catholicedchat

Questions to Think About:

  • What Professional Development does you school/diocese do regarding Copyright?
  • How are students taught about concepts such as intellectual property, public domain, copyright?
  • Have any of your faculty/students received cease and desist or takedown notices?
  • Favorite resources for teaching copyright?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chat Questions 07/13/13

This week's topic for Saturday's chat is English as a Second Language. This chat is being moderated by Megan Adzima.
Megan works with the Catholic School Admissions Collaborative in Boston. She is a graduate of the Notre Dame ENL Program and a former ACE Teacher.
ELL Chat Questions:
 Q1: What resources are available for ELLs in your Catholic schools? How are your teachers/admin prepared to serve ELLs? #CatholicEdChat
Q2: How can we capitalize on our ELL students' cultural backgrounds to enrich academic learning? #CatholicEdChat
Q3: How does your Catholic school bridge the gap between students' home/school lives, especially for ELL/immigrant students? #CatholicEdChat Q4: Do you do home visits with your students’ families? What are the benefits and drawbacks to this approach? #CatholicEdChat
Q5: Do your students code switch? What do you learn from these examples? How do they inform our teaching/edu practices? #CatholicEdChat
Q6: What is the most rewarding challenge you have had working with students who are English language learners? #CatholicEdChat

Resources to Share In Advance, During:

The Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching English Language Learners:

8 Ways to Use Videos with English Language Learners:

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter:

Capitalizing on Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English

Using Cognates to Develop Comprehension in English

Chat Archive - Digital Balance 07/06/13

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Balance - Work Life in the Digital Age

Q1: Why do you think it is important to have balance between work and life? Is technology a help or hindrance? Q2: Q2: What about students/teachers in our schools? How can we model and foster balance in terms of digital tools/technology? Q3: What do you recommend for busy teachers? school leaders? Favorite ways to spend down time? Books, Movies Q4: How will you spend today?