Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Teaching CyberSecurity to Empower Students and Schools to Be Safe

A conversation with David Raymond of the Virginia Cyber Range on the 10-Minute Teacher #63

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Today David Raymond @dnomyard is part of equipping Virginia high school students to defend themselves from cyber attacks. With knowledge in digital forensics and current technology, the Virginia Cyber Range is working to lead the world in educating its students on cyber security. Learn how in this wide-ranging conversation about modern security.

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:

  • Privacy online
  • Digital hygiene (yes, this is a word!)
  • Password knowledge
  • Digital forensics
  • Issues with Smart devices and security

I hope you enjoy this episode with David!

Want to hear another episode on digital citizenship? Listen to Alice Chen talk about 5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know.

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David RaymondDavid Raymond Virginia Cyber Range

David Raymond @dnomyard is Director of the Virginia Cyber Range, Deputy Director of Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office and Lab, and adjunct faculty in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at VT. He has taught networking and cybersecurity courses for over 10 years at Virginia Tech and at West Point and is a retired U.S. Army officer.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How Do You Measure ‘Grit?’

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Can technology really help to measure ‘soft’ skills? A website (www.lengo.it) has appeared that allows users to measure their own https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2017/04/26/how-do-you-measure-grit/ first seen on http://teachertoolkit.me

3 Tips For Developing GCSE Exam Technique

Reading Time: 2 minutes.How can you help your pupils with the new 1-9 GCSE exams? For some pupils, however hard they work or revise, https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2017/04/25/developing-exam-techniques/ first seen on http://teachertoolkit.me

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

A conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode #62 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Today Jennifer Cronk @jenniferacronk helps us empower those with special needs. She shares her treasure chest of favorite edech tools for those with special needs. This show is a must-listen for special needs teachers.

edtech special needs treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

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In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and:

  • Why speech recognition empowers students
  • How to help students guide their eyes in online reading
  • Accessibility tools
  • Why we should help students select tools and empower their own learning
  • A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students

I hope you enjoy this episode with Jennifer!

Want to hear another episode on helping people with special needs? Listen to Jennifer’s show last week talk about Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs.

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Jennifer CronkJennifer Cronk special needs

Jennifer Cronk is an Assistant Manager of Emerging Technologies for the Southern Westchester BOCES in New York. She currently oversees and strategically plans the Google Apps transformations of several school districts in Westchester county. Jennifer began her career in 1996 as a computer teacher and passionately pursued the ed tech field for twenty years. Jennifer presents nationally at instructional technology conferences, and workshops on integrating Google Apps and other emerging technologies into learning. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer. In addition, Jennifer is also certified: administrator, english teacher, elementary teacher and educational technology specialist. Jennifer also blogs about “digital parenting”, professional development and educational technology at www.transparentlyteaching.com and is a co-host of the blab.im show “Positively Special Ed”.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Are Tutors Really Necessary?

Reading Time: 3 minutes.After a long day of school, is it really necessary for children to receive extra tuition? Before entering the world https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2017/04/25/tuition/ first seen on http://teachertoolkit.me

UK Blog Awards 2017

Reading Time: 1 minutes.Who are the online influencers across the UK? On Friday 21st April, Teacher Toolkit attended the UK Blog Awards 2017 https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/2017/04/24/uk-blog-awards-2017-2/ first seen on http://teachertoolkit.me

Combatting Emotional Fatigue: A Teacher’s Occupational Hazard #mondaymotivation

A conversation with Joan Flaherty on episode 61 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life” Mary Oliver.

Today’s guest, Joan Flaherty, author of Rest and An Approach to Rejuvenating our Teaching and Ourselves, talks about how we can combat emotional fatigue. Teacher, you have one wild and precious life. Our students do too. We need to use it well.

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In today’s show, Joan and I will discuss combatting emotional fatigue and:

  • How we should center ourselves in the classroom
  • Some counterintuitive thoughts on our relationships with students
  • Focusing on learning from everything
  • Advice for teachers who are burning out
  • Encouragement for teachers

I hope you enjoy this episode with Joan!

Want to hear another episode on rejuvenating your teaching? Listen to Angela Maiers talk about Unleashing Genius.

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Joan FlahertyJoan Flaherty

I’m a faculty member in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph, Canada, where I teach communications. My research is in the area of teaching and learning.

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