Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spencer's First Halloween

I recently upgraded to iLife '11 on our MacBook Pro. The new iMovie now comes with movie trailer templates!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Social Studies: Voices and Visions for the 21st Century

Today I attended the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies annual conference, “Social Studies: Voices and Visions for the 21st Century” at the Rutgers Busch Campus, in Piscataway.

The morning began with an actor portrayed, historical interpretation of Paul Robeson. Following the performance, I attended 3 workshops:
  1. "Assessing Student Progress in Social Studies: Show What You Know" 
  2. "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution and Representative Democracy in America"
  3. "Approaches and Strategies for Content Literacy in Social Studies"
The day concluded with a presentation of the new NJ Core Content Curriculum Standards from the DOE and an awards ceremony. Exhibition vendors included the History Channel (I got a free Martin Luther King DVD!), National Geographic, Columbia University Teachers College, NBC News Archives, & Pearson Publishing.

I came away from the conference with a lot of material and information overload!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Spencer Joseph Farber

Spencer Joseph Farber, born 10/10/10, 7 lbs, 10 oz., 20 1/4 inches. Now the fun begins!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

iGlobal Class Projects

Saw this great Prezi from Shelly Terrell's blog:
iGlobal Class Projects: Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls - How to effectively use Skype, Wikis, and blogs to help students build relationships with peers worldwide. Social media forums are listed to find schools that want to connect to classrooms worldwide.