Spring 2018 Newsletter
Spring 2018 Newsletter
K12IRC.org – Ideas and inspiration for the K-12 community.
Why? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the EU says personal data no longer belongs to the company or school that collects it, but belongs to the person it identifies.
We've assembled information explaining GDPR, how it will affect your school and classroom, how it's enforced, and what you can do to make your school web sites and internal systems GDPR complaint. learn more...
There is a wide range of assistive devices and technologies used in schools. We look at the different technology options, how they help, how to get them funded, and include a primer on disability etiquette. learn more...
A trend that's sadly on the increase these days is school shootings and violent incidents. At the request of a CUE Conference attendee, we've put together a primer on effective school shooter policies, ways to get students to speak up and ideas on how to spot problems before they turn dangerous. learn more...
Summer is upon us, where most students get to go on a 3 month recess and the teachers get to "enjoy" professional development.
Make sure to check out your nearby museums, zoos and aquariums. Many offer classes for teachers that can fulfill your PD requirements while having fun. We index many other ideas in Professional Development.
On the lighter side, here are some fun projects and experiments you and your students can do this summer. Many of them can make good classroom projects. learn more...
We really enjoyed seeing everyone at the CUE Conference in Palm Springs and look forward to meeting more of you in Philadelphia at the STEM Forum & Expo in July.
Enjoy your Summer!
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We have a whole section on how to get started and incorporate it into the classroom.
With the advent of inexpensive production tools and free video hosting like YouTube, the idea of the school film has been turned on its head.
Unlike this guy, teachers are finding that classroom web sites are great for communicating with students and parents. And students put in more effort when they know that their work might be displayed online.
Learn how a class website can help and how to easily set it up for free!
Find an affinity group or a good laugh.
Find a lesson idea, video or activity for your classroom.
Check out the wide variety of professional development opportunities and resources.
Develop partnerships and engage your students, their parents, and the community.
Everything from classroom automation and making a class web site to creating videos and 3D printing.