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Toni Theisen info
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ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map
ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map
ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map on ACTFL site
Technology and Resources
Technology to enhance communication
Integrating technology to enhance communication session
Three modes of communication
Resources for locating images and photos
Using pictures to create activities
Using and creating videos
Tech to record voice or use computer generated voice
Tech to enhance Presentational communication
Other great tools to impact learning
TSD Learner Targets
Toni Theisen's wikispaces
Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA)
What is an Integrated Performance Assessment?
Toni Theisen's IPA examples
Andrea Henderson's IPA examples
STARTALK Thematic Assessment Examples
Passport to Success: Assessment CCFLT 2012
Thompson School District Rubrics
Rubrics (scoring guides)
Thompson School District WL Standards Wiki
Designing learning activities, assessments in the three modes
CSSFL ACTFL Can-Do_Statements
Differentiated Instruction in Elementary
Theisen Conference presentations
Past conference and workshops presentations
NADSFL Leadership Academy 2012
ACTFL TOY 2009
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ACTFL 2009 TOY ceremony
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San Diego School District Administrators San Diego, California, March 25, 2010
San Diego County Office of Education, District Administrators-San Diego, California-March 25-26, 2010
Bloom's Taxonomy tutorial flash
Bloom's taxonomy and ICT Tools
"You must connect yourself to connect your students."
"Because of technology, I have a network of advisors accessible to comment to and advise me at any time."
"Education has moved from consuming information for set answers to producing information to engage in conversation."
"Start Where Your Students Are" by Robyn R. Jackson
Good grades. A quiet classroom. These are often what teachers value. But what if students come to class looking for something else?
Horizon Report 2010: A Condensed View
Innovative Educator Blog
-very cleaver and informative
Reflective Blog reviewing this video
KnowledgeWorks Foundation-Stanford University on Facebook
KnowledgeWorks Foundation: Making School Innovation Work Blog
A Guide to Designing Effective Professional Development: Essential Questions for the Successful Staff Developer
Let's stop motivating our students. Engage and inspire instead!
Assessment Literacy is Self-Efficacy
What Questions Should School Boards Be Asking about 21st Century Learning?
Can't Get Kids to Read? Make It Social
The Three Important Lessons Banning Cell Phones Teaches Kids
In his post
“I lost something very important to me”
Will Richardson shares three important lessons that banning cells teaches kids. They are:
1-It teaches them that they don’t deserve to be empowered with technology the same way adults are.
2-Tools that adults use all the time in their everyday lives to communicate are not relevant to their own communication needs.
3-They can’t be trusted (or taught, for that matter) to use phones appropriately in school.
There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch: 8 Free and Easy Ways to Begin Educating Innovatively
The Tool: Reading Level Check in Word and Google Docs
Both Google Docs and Microsoft Word provide three indicators of the reading level of the document you're creating. They will each calculate for you the
Flesch Reading Ease
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level
, and the
Automatic Readability Index
. In Google Docs you visit the tools menu and select the word count option. In MS Word, you click on the Microsoft Office button, then select
, make sure
Check grammar with spelling
is selected, under
When correcting grammar in Word
, select the
Show readability statistics
check box. Then open your document in word and run a spell check.
This allows teachers and students to instantly see the difficulty level of their writing. Are they writing at a 2nd grade level or 12th grade? What level is right for the audience they are trying to reach? Writing teachers can use this to assess growth of their writers across the year. For reading instruction this is a great way to be able to determine the reading level of student and teacher created work that can be used for mentor texts.
help on how to format text
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