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Two new contests:
(for students ,classrooms, and Piedmont)
1- Remake a Music Video Deadline Oct 24th: 2 1/2 minute video and win a $70,000 tech makeover for your classroom! (Thanks to Ms. Newburger for the link)
Winners judged on
• Effectiveness of expressing how the use of technology enhances personalized learning in the classroom (40%);
• Overall Creativity and spirit (40%); and
• Production Quality of the video (20%).
2- Cam Newton School Spirit- Please check the Piedmont bulletin and share with your students the classroom code to enter the Cam Newton School Spirit Video Contest. Piedmont can win big $ and your student can win dinner with Cam Newton. Ms. Lyttle will happily trade places with any winner who does not want to attend!
Interested students can see the instructions for entering the contest at my StudentSpace page.
New on this PiedmontPD website this week:
Links of the Week:
8 Steps to Self Control - The steps are at the bottom of the article but the article itself is an honest and irreverent look at all of us who are interested in increasing our own self control, plus it notes some seminal education issues of "grit" and why according to Dweck some of our students don't practice self control (it's because they don't believe it will work for them- many times because they have been unable to trust in the past.)
Wearable Drone Bracelet - Your students might think it's cool. Or scary.
Cleaning up Your Digital Footprint
Transforming Learning Spaces - research-based classroom design
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Lisa Gurthie is the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary holistic education, and unschooling school to reconnect academia to real life. One day she will modernize her "about" page. She curates this blog for the professional development convenience of the teachers at Piedmont, but the editorial comments are her own.