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Books fall open, you fall in
by Leslie Miller
Like many educators who are also mothers, I dreamed of reading to my children every night before bed. I saw myself reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, gently tucking them in, and watching them drift off to join Aslan in Narnia. I managed to fulfill that dream when they were small and loved picture books. Yet somewhere around the time my eldest wanted a more challenging reading experience than The Very Quiet Cricket, I realized nightly reading was a road block. What with homework and nightly routines, I just couldn’t do it! [read more]
Makerspaces: Re-making education
by Phoebe Bailey
Makerspace has become one of the new buzzwords in education. A Google search of makerspace will return approximately 400,000 results. Makerspaces are showing up in schools across the country—but what is a makerspace and how does it impact education?
Use Infographics to Tell Your Story
by Susan Brooks-Young
Members of the media are more than happy to share tales about what's wrong with education. This reality makes it even more important for education leaders to share their positive school stories far and wide on a regular basis. In a recent post on this blog, Arkansas TICAL cadre member Susan Gilley wrote about how to use a Google Doc in lieu of a traditional Web page to keep parents and community members up-to-date on events and other school news. Infographics are another web-based tool school leaders can use to quickly and clearly share stories with members of their school community. [read more]
California Department of Education
TICAL is one of California's Statewide Education Technology Services (SETS). Each project provides unique resources to help educators use technology.
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A 9 week Administrator Certification begins June 23rd with a choice of a face-to-face kick off in Santa Cruz and Manhattan Beach. A 9 week online course begins June 22nd for PLL in Santa Cruz OR San Mateo (Northern California) and Manhattan Beach OR Riverside County Office of Education (Southern California).
Interested in earning an innovative certification? We are offering two certifications this summer. Professional Learning Leader and Administrator Certification. Professional Learning Leader focuses on educators who provide professional development and are looking for ways to promote digital learning and technology. Administrator certification is geared towards educational leaders who support and drive decisions and vision in their school, district, or organization focused on digital learning.
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CCSS-Aligned Resources and Content Delivery!
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Your Students Can Now Report Bullying Digitally!
Send Google Form Submissions to Email Addresses Automatically!
A Common Core Implementation Checklist Just For You!
How can you organize the web for you and your staff?
A Social Media Handbook -- Geared for Administrators