The new Explain Everything Collaborative Whiteboard for iPad is now available! This new app allows users to interact in real-time with other users on the same whiteboard. A great way to create collaborative sessions. Try it free for 30 days.
Sometimes students need to enroll in two or more courses at the same time. Perhaps it’s an interdisciplinary class that’s a part of two teachers’ regular classes or perhaps they participate in a group that pulls them into three separate classes. Enter the meta course. Students enroll in the parent course and then are automatically enrolled in as many child courses as needed.
Go to the child course. Choose Course Administration > Users > Enrollment methods > Add meta course enrollment and choose the parent course from the list.
During an election year, opportunities to help students learn about their civic responsibilities becomes especially important. For the past several years, iCivics (linked) has been one of the premiere ways to teach aspects of civics to K-12 students through an immersive, game-based platform. The free online resources, founded and led by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, include full curriculum units, lesson plans, and the gaming platform. Win the Whitehouse is one important unit. iCivics has also developed additional election resources to help you incorporate these topics in the coming months.
TIES is an affiliate member of the International Society for Technology in Education or ISTE. Below are several benefits you can enjoy due to the relationship between TIES and ISTE.
- Individual ISTE Membership: During their annual membership drive, typically in February, affiliate members who renew their individual ISTE memberships receive a discount. Be sure to indicate your TIES’ affiliate membership when you join/renew your ISTE membership.
- Advocacy: ISTE is actively involved in advocating for education technology at the national level and provides advocacy support for state-level educators.
- ISTE Conference: ISTE’s annual conference will be held in Denver June 26-29, 2016. This year, “volunteer champions” (linked https://conference.iste.org/2016/glance/volunteer.php ) have the opportunity to earn free conference registration in exchange for 10 hours of volunteer work at the conference.
- ISTE Standards: ISTE has developed education technology standards for students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer science teachers. The organization is in the process of refreshing its standards, starting with the student standards. Learn more about the process and participate by reading this article
If you have any questions regarding ISTE, please feel free to reach out to Cara Hagen, the ISTE affiliate representative for TIES.