Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Learning from Others

I came across with this CCP Interactive's Blog that promotes interaction in today's classrooms and integration of technology in teaching. I have to remember to add it to my eClass (Moodle) courses to share with the teacher candidates when discussing effective ways of teaching social studies and other content areas.

Classroom Architect: Imagine Your Own Classroom

I am  about to start teaching a course "Child Development and Psychology of Learning." One of the assignments will be creating an ideal classroom. This Classroom Architect website will allow teacher candidates to design  their classrooms using drag and place items in the space.  I predict a lot of engagement and creativity with this task. There are other websites that allow doing the same. Scholastic classroom set up has the tools that  a teacher can play with and imagine what his or her classroom will look like.

6 Tips To Design Interactive Virtual Classroom Training - eLearning Industry

A great resource for educators about creating the environment for an effective online learning and teaching. I will share it with my colleagues who are in the same PD online course at my college.

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6 Tips To Design Interactive Virtual Classroom Training - eLearning Industry

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In Memory of Robin Williams (his appearance in Chicago by EllenLDegeneres)

We lost such a talent and an extraordinary human being, Robin Williams. I was so upset about this piece of news as if I lost somebody close from my family!
I created a playlist on my Youtube with Robin Willams' performances: interviews, TV programs, fragments from his movies, to enjoy his wit, humor, hear his reflections on  the ups and downs of his life and acting.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Intense September

I will have a very intense and full of events September. Beginning of the new semester, starting teaching a new graduate course "Reading and Literature," supervising student teachers, and the list can go on and on. One of the most exciting events in September will be Healthy and Sustainable Living MOOC, that I will be moderating together with my husband and my friend-colleague, Dr. Nellie Deutsch. Here is the information about the MOOC:
Whoever reads my blog, please join and spread the word about this amazing program!