I trust the first days of the new semester have been wonderful for you.
This is just a quick message with some sites for you. I hope you will find this helpful.
If you need information regarding Common Core, this site may be of help to you. It has links (some even have lesson plans!) from Engage NY, Ohio Department of Education, Nevada Department of Education, and more. There is a short explanation of what Common Core is.http://mrelementarymath.blogspot.com/2014/01/help-wanted-what-do-math-common-core.html
This next site has technology videos that are Common Core aligned. Most of the information appears to be for elementary and middle school ages. However, as I looked at a few of the videos, I saw ones that could be of value in the different pathways. For instance, there was one of hand washing and good oral hygiene. Check it our for yourself. http://www.hojosteachingadventures.com/2013/04/technology-videos-that-are-common-core.html
Stacie Glessner at this site has put together information for digital citizenship. If you visit this site, you will see videos, an awesome infographic, and more. http://staciesfcsedplace.info/tag/digital-citizenship/
If you wish to provide an alternative to a book report, look at this site. It offers 10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports.http://teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/8529-10-technology-enhanced-alternatives-to-book-reports?page=1
Now, for those of you who are big with using Google and its tools, this may be of interest to you. This next link is a YouTube video called 50 Google Now Voice Commands. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vT0AWDq3DE&feature=c4-overview&list=UUhYU73igK5wQhWAXPh3X8PA
Still with Google, they have the Google Cultural Institute. Some of you work with arts (and may wish to share with History teachers) and will find this helpful. http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home?hl=en
Technology teachers – if you work with Google Forms and need to know how to close them, check out this link.http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/10/how-to-automatically-close-google-forms.html#.UtgZdrTz5mh
Need info regarding cooking curriculum, here you go.
Great infographic for Cooking Conversion and includes for other countries’ measures which you present –http://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/organize-your-kitchen-cooking/
Need info for halving or thirding (is that a word?) a recipe – check this out!
Well, that is enough for now to get you started exploring if you wish to do so. 🙂
Here is the link for upcoming professional learning. Simply click to view the dates.
The fall 2013 Connections is out as well. Simply go to the RCU bookshelf online at this website. Lots of great info and stories about different programs around the state.
Lastly, do not forget to send all help requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the RCU at 662-325-2510.
I hope you find this information helpful.