Friday, July 20, 2012

How to Ace Your Interview for a Teaching Position

How to Ace Your Interview for a Teaching Position

Don't be stupid on social networks!!!

Just a little friendly advice I borrowed from Dr Frank Buck's post... Public and Private Posts on Social Networks May Be Used Against You We've seen plenty of incidents where people are caught by police for posting pictures or status updates of illegal activity. The lesson is that if you're doing something illegal you should not post about it in a public forum because the police may very well find it with just a little snooping. More interesting is that even private posts are often made available in litigation. You won't find a hard and fast law on this, but in several civil cases people have been forced to hand over a Facebook password to show private pictures and status updates. The general rule here? Don't post about doing anything illegal online publicly or privately. While it might seem like common sense with something like robbing a bank, a judge can order you to hand over Facebook passwords in a divorce, Twitter was forced to hand over Occupy Protestors tweets, and you might even lose a disability case due to a status update.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Using Edmodo with Google Docs to submit forms

Watch these videos.  It will explain a lot about how we are using technology in PE to be efficient and paperless!

Submitting Teaching Lesson Plans

Checking out and Returning Equipment

200 Block Edmodo Log In Code

200 Block students, please use qrs0kt code when joining Edmodo.  This will put you in the correct group!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Facebook is NOT the Devil!! LOL

THIS POST WAS "STOLEN" FROM A BLOG BY OUR ASSOCIATE DEAN, DR JORDAN BARKLEY. IT IS QUITE HUMOROUS, AND TOTALLY TRUE! ENJOY!! "I'm not really sure why some people are so afraid of Facebook.  Since creating my account, I've heard lots of "reasons" why people shy away from it:  A. Everything is public; B. It will wreck your marriage; C. You can lose your job; and my personal favorite D. It's the Devil's playground!  Well, (here it know I wouldn't take the time to type a list like that if I weren't going to spend a few seconds making each one of the things sound idiotic!) A. Of course, it's public; it's a social networking site.  Don't put stuff on there that you wouldn't normally tell the general public.  For example, I know I caught some flack about the sea shell pics from the beach.  Hellur (Madea) I was on a beach in Gulf Shores..that's pretty public. B. You can't blame Facebook for wrecking a marriage.  People are married...not technology.  C. You can lose your job (well, some can) for how you act in public.  So, to quote Ice Cube, "You better check yo' self before you wreck yo' self."  If you act a fool, you're likely to do that anywhere...not just on Facebook. D.  If you go to my feed and see the majority of the posts, there are definitely more Christian updates, quotes, videos than those from Satan.  He's sent me a friend, I just ignored it!".

Setting Up Edmodo Notifications

Please click the following YouTube link and it will show you how to set up SMS/Email notifications for your Edmodo account.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts. We provide a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content and access homework, grades and school notices. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.

Before a student can create an Edmodo account, they will need a 6-digit group code from their teacher.  Once they have their group code, they can visit and select the “I’m a student” button. From here they can enter the group code provided by their teacher, complete the registration form and select “Sign up”.