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The Power of Awe

Will this be on the test?  EVERYONE needs to watch the first 55 seconds of this video.

Should you guess on a test?  A math lesson from TED ED.

How I re-learned what Logarithms are. A lesson from TED ED

Cell biology and a brand new way to think about cancer cells.(Maybe its not the cells but their mico-environment)

How scenes from your favorite movies were created

What if the earth were hollow? A science lesson.

Imagine high school students working with the elementary students.  The young kids create a story and the older kids bring it to life.  (Possible contest entry?  Might win $10,000, Hint Hint, Wink Wink)
A hilarious language arts lesson 

The scale of the Universe

Solar Death Ray (a lesson on parabolas, focus and practical knowledge)

Usain Bolt vs. Gravity (sports and science)

Top 5 Coolest Things about Curiosity

What color is a mirror? (science and "thinking based education")

Technology Updates

Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity and the Thinkfinity Community have combined into one single website; http://thinkfinity.org.  Training videos will be coming soon.  Did you know that a group of teachers in Mingo county are using Thinkfinity to connect with their students on a daily basis?  Did you know there is a Thinkfinity place for Nurses?  For WV college students? For Speech Pathology?  For Librarians?For WVEIS? Did you know that there are county groups for Gilmer, Wyoming, Wood, Mercer, Harrison, and for every RESA?  Have you joined our Community?

YouTube
Almost every school in West Virginia now has access to YouTube.  If you are still getting the "black screen of naughtiness", have a discussion with your technology folks about updating their DNS servers to the information found here:  http://wvde.state.wv.us/technology/resources/dns/

Virtual Technology Conference
For the first time ever the statewide technology conference was held online.  It was a great success, saved tons of money and all of the presentations are still available.  You can access the recordings here:  http://wvde.state.wv.us/technology/resources/vconference/

Staff Development
As always, training on any of these items can be brought to your location, free of charge.  Consider bringing your students to the training!  
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Shannon Carnes,
Sep 6, 2012, 12:56 PM
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