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Issue #4, April 2012

IDEAS

 Innovation  Design  Experiences  activities  Synergy 

Mark your calendars

Summer is coming!

National Book Award Finalist

The IDEAS Room will be open this summer. Come on by!

Patricia McCormick @ the UNO Criss Library Friday, April 26th 3:00pm - 4:30pm SMARTboard Sessions Friday, April 27th 11:30am-1pm Friday, May 4th 11:30am-1pm

Dauphin Island, AL taken by Madeleine Moody

A Note from Wendy Grojean,

Come learn more about SMARTboards in Roskens Hall 408

IDEAS Room Coordinator

The Year in Reflection

Omaha Teacher Appreciation Day April 28th from 1pm-4pm What a year in the IDEAS Room! It is hard to believe that the first school year in Roskens Hall is almost over. We are Aksarben Village Free food and gifts, live music, prize drawings, and activities! “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” –Ernest Dimnet

grateful to have worked with such an amazing group of students and faculty this year through the special events and programs that have been hosted in the IDEAS Room. We truly hope that room 412 has been a welcoming space for you to collaborate, learn, network, and relax. We welcome any IDEAS that you may have on how to make our room better for the 2012-2013 school year.

Author & Illustrator Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Join us in the IDEAS Room for a presentation by award winning author and illustrator, Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. She will be in the IDEAS Room to share some of her books with you on Wednesday, April 24th at 4:30pm Editor: Madeleine Moody

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Issue #4, April 2012

Featured Book: Teaching with the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning with Web and Mobile Technologies By Susan Brooks-Young For most educators the thought of Web 2.0 is both overwhelming and daunting. Logistics can often be far more than many can handle. The information, however, is vital and important as we grow professionally. In many ways, students are far more advanced than adults. In this book, we see how technology can be used, but we also see the responsibility of the educator to make sure it is done appropriately. This book will be incredibly useful for those who are unsure about Web 2.0 tools, want to explore their possibilities, and would like to educate themselves further about usage in their own schools. Summary courtesy of Rebecca Iglesias

What do you think… What would you like the next GaGa Session to be? What technology tool would you like to learn more about? Bruce Chapin

“How to enhance your PowerPoint presentation.” Stefanie Conley

School Supply Drive Michael Hart, a current senior studying Secondary Education is going to Namibia, Africa this summer to teach computer literacy and English through the WorldTeach program. He is looking for any help you can give him to provide basic school supplies for the schools in Namibia. Stop by the IDEAS Room with donations from April 23rd-May 23rd

Editor: Madeleine Moody

“More Google tools. Maybe offer level 1 and 2 sessions.” Needed Supplies: Dry erase markers, crayons, plastic sheet protectors, markers, construction paper, world map, US map, index cards, pens, computer software (typing programs, dictionaries, educational programs), picture books, teaching guides or lesson plan books

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April 2012 Newsletter