Learning Edge November #2


Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being amazing educators dedicated to students and their learning. Thank you for your time, energy, and devotion to education.   Thank you for joining colleagues at COllapporative networking meetups and attending professional learning workshops to collaborate and share your innovative ideas with your colleagues. Pass it on and say thank you to those you work with and especially say thank you to your students.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement,
you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



Glide is a service that lets you add information to a Google sheet, then quickly create an app from its contents, all without coding. Just pick one of your sheets and Glide assembles it into a polished app that you can customize, share with a link, and even publish to the app store. From Diana Benner at TCEA Blogs.  Glide website   and example Hattie’s Strategies That Work App

What’s Your Favorite App?

Glide, listen to the podcast by David Siegel, in which he explains the history and ideas behind Glide and be sure to follow @glideapps on Twitter.

What is your favorite app? Please share your favorite applications or websites that you use with students at What’s Your App?  Watch for your submission to be featured in APP NEWS  soon!

Additional digital learning resources/apps can be found at CVL  Digital Literacy.

Education Podcast Network

Education Podcast Network, All of  their “shows are produced by educators who want to shape education through meaningful discussion and content.”

Listen to Kasey Bell & Matt Miller for their most recent Podcast (Education Podcast Network), on  Google Tools for Primary  Podcast.  Look for more ideas to use Google tools with primary students at Susan Stewart’s blog at primarily google.

National Girls Collaborative Project

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To learn more go to NGCP.  Their next online event – Register at Celebrate Computer Science 

TEDEd Student Talks

The TED Student Talks Program supports students as they discover, explore and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks. To learn more visit TEDEd Students.  Visit TEDEd Student Talks to view student-created TEDEd Talks. What are our students saying?

SeeSaw Coders

Computer Science Education Week Dec. 9-15, 2019 | #SeesawCoders –  SeeSaw is holding 15 to 20 minute webinars to make it easy for students to learn about topics in computer science. See and hear directly from the Seesaw Team about “what we do every day — and discover the many possibilities in computer science for everyone!” Go to SeeSawCoders to learn more and register.

Submit Your Proposal for InnEdCO 2020

InnEdCO 2020 #Adventure Awaits is excited to announce that session proposal submissions are being accepted for review until December 1st at Share Your Adventure!  Registration is open! To catch early bird registration go to #WE ARE INNEDCO

Podcasts for Teachers

Looking for more podcasts just for teachers? Read Mimio’s blog on 10 highly rated podcasts at Teacher Podcasts. 

Science Buddies YouTube Channel

Visit the Science Buddies YouTube channel for continuous new video content on their home page each week. You can also subscribe to the Science Buddies channel at YouTube to get notified when new videos are added!

Edutopia for Educators

“While no gratitude routine is foolproof, a tradition of writing a weekly letter of gratitude is low-fuss and adaptable long past the holiday season,” says Marissa King in this Edutopia article.  Read more about how she pairs the art of letter writing with gratefulness – Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude 

View this 60-Second Strategy this classroom does to improve their culture through Appreciation, Apology, Aha!

TCEA Digital Breakouts

Just for fun – Try this digital breakout with your students at Gobble Gobble, from Peggy Reimers at TCEA. If you have difficulty with the codes, you can email her at preimers@tcea.org for clues and answers.

Investigating Science with FlipGrid

Support the processing skills of observation and inferencing using Flipgrid – read Dr. Bruce Ellis’ post at Scientific Process.


The woman behind “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is also responsible for Thanksgiving’s recognition as a national holiday. Writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale, founder of the American Ladies Magazine, wrote countless articles and letters to persuade the president to recognize the holiday federally. she believed could help unify the Northern and Southern states amid gathering tensions and divisions. Hale kept at it, even after the Civil War broke out, and Lincoln actually wrote the proclamation just a week after her last letter in 1863. (Good Housekeeping)


12/1 InnEdCO Proposals Due
12/9-12/16 Hour of Code
1/14-1/17 FETC Conference
2/11-2/12 DigCit Commitment Virtual Congress

2/5-2/8  CCIRA
2/20-2/21 iLearn Collaborative
6/15-6/18 InnEdCO Registration

More professional development opportunities at CDE PD Calendar

Colorado Department of Education Communications

The Colorado Department of Education offers many electronic publications for you. You can sign up by visiting the CDE Communications Office homepage: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications.

Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.

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