I'm looking back at my many pages of class notes from this first week and it is really amazing at the number of 'hit the ground running' tips we are getting. For the grizzled (!) veterans to the fresh-faced newbies, there has been something for everyone. Really, no matter where we are on the experience scale, we can all take away skills to put to use right away.
Get on the ASNE site to find resources you can easily incorporate into lesson plans http://www.asne.org/
For example, you can find great student writing for modeling or critiquing: click on the homepage link http://my.hsj.org/ Use the site resources to promote the First Amendment http://1forall.us/
The JEA and NSPA are also great resources.
Session handouts and powerpoints
Many of these are easily adaptable for use in our classrooms. Thank you to all presenters. These are time savers!
No matter how much I think I know about photography, layout or video, there is always something new to add to the skill set. In addition to the session info, here are a couple that I use. http://www.school-video-news.com/ and http://www.videproductiontips.com/
Some people, I'm sure, have already immersed themselves in Web-based tech; I am stepping gingerly into it. If you are like me, here are a couple of organizational tips I'll pass along to organize online. Try using a wiki (http://www.wikispaces.com/) to set up and keep track of classes, assignments, collaborative work with colleagues. It's handy. I like http://www.delicious.com/ also as a way to keep track of on-line resources in one easy-to-find place.
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