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What is Microsoft Sway?

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  Part of the Microsoft Office family of products, Sway is a type of presentation program that became available for general use in August 2015. Sway allows users, who have a Microsoft account, to combine text, images, videos, and more to create a presentable website. Available in 39 Languages, it a very fast, simple, detailed and easy program to create with because Sway does the work.  How to use the Microsoft Sway app in the classroom:    Teachers in the classroom can easily pull content locally from internet sources such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, OneDrive, and YouTube into their brief and engaging Sway presentations. Teachers can easily create presentations on nearly all topics ranging from science to history, social studies, English and even more. With brief and detailed pictures, videos, text information and sounds from different music genres students can also use sway to easily create class presentations. 
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What is Share Point?

What is Share Point?

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SharePoint is an app that allows students to collaborate and share documents with one another, within Microsoft Office 365. SharePoint allows students to work together by sharing a simple link. With this link, users can grant people access to view or edit documents.  Microsoft SharePoint lets people view what users are working on and allows them to work collaboratively in real time.  Many people actually enjoy using SharePoint because it helps keep everyone on the same page since everyone has the same version of the documents, reducing confusion and improving productivity.  SharePoint also makes data sharing easy thus improving communication, making it very useful/handy for students, especially for presenting or working together as a class. While using SharePoint you can limit what people have access to. You can see everything,…
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SPECIALIZE IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR MASTER OF EDUCATION!!!

Announcement, Frontier Stories, Resources
Our Educational Technology specialization allows for maximum flexibility for interested graduate students who may already be working in the educational or technology field and aren't able to commute to a campus and attend face-to-face classes.. Educational Technology is a field of study that investigates the process of analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the instructional environment and learning materials in order to improve teaching and learning… with this degree you can become a K-12 technology coordinator, online distance Ed instructor at the community college and university level, instructional designer, corporate trainer / technology specialist and so much more. https://www.sulross.edu/sites/default/files//sites/default/files/users/docs/education/sr_edtc_info-overview_packet_fall_2019_00.pdf
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Telisa Jones plants a seed at Alpine Elementary School by Teaching third graders in Librarian Mustain’s classes.

Announcement, Frontier Stories
Students in Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom's teacher education course, ED 3303, have been developing lesson plans that teach science concepts while including sustainability issues.   Telisa Jones took her lesson , "Planting a Seed", to Alpine Elementary School and taught it to third graders in Librarian Jennifer Mustain's classes.  Telisa's lesson centered on the book "A Seed Is Sleepy", about the life cycle of a seed.    Featured in the photo is Telisa Jones and Jennifer Mustain.
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Discount Reminder!!! UK Study Abroad Sign Up Occurring Now Study In London and Edinburgh Summer 2020!

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Sign up: https://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/2212922NM We are pleased to announce that our Director of Teacher Education, Diana Rodriguez, and M.Ed. Reading Specialist program coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Miller-Ray, will be escorting our students on a study abroad trip to the UK during the Summer of 2020. Interested in learning about 21st century literacy approaches abroad? Discover how diversity has impacted teaching and learning in British schools, in comparison to those in America. During the Summer of 2020, Sul Ross State University will offer 2 education courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, ED 4313 Reading Comprehension and Enrichment and ED 6313 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. We will visit a range of schools in the UK, June 5-15, to deepen our understanding of language development, literacy learning, multimodality and the education of…
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SRSU Department of Education would like to invite your leadership team to the 2nd annual Science of Learning Conference on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Morelock Academic Building at Sul Ross State University

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Sul Ross State University’s Department of Education would like to invite your leadership team to the 2nd annual Science of Learning Conference on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Morelock Academic Building at Sul Ross State University. The purpose of the Science of Learning Conference is to provide educational leaders, K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty the opportunity for in-depth discussions exploring how the science of memory and learning impacts instructional and curriculum design approaches toward improving student learning outcomes.  This year our conference will have a literary focus. Participants will engage in learning experiences that focus on the following learning strands. Early registration is now open! Participants who register before June 1 receive our Early Bird Rate, of $10. After June 1, registration is 25. To register, please go to the…
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SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 12th of March 2019.

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SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 3/12/19:  SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 3/12/19:  The SRSU Education Department will have an informal talk about the Summer 2020 opportunity Study Abroad to London & Edinburgh from 12-1 pm Tuesday, 3/12/2019  in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library. Pizza will be served to attendees. Interested in learning about 21st century literacy approaches abroad? Discover how diversity has impacted teaching and learning in British schools, in comparison to those in America. During the Summer of 2020, Sul Ross State University will offer education courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, Thus far courses that will be offered for credit for this study abroad are ED 4313 Reading Comprehension and Enrichment, ED 6313 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, and ED 6344 Counseling in a Multicultural…
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All About iMovie

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iMovie for iOS is the mobile version of Apple's first-party video editing software. Though it originally debuted all the way back in 1999, this video editing program didn't make it to mobile devices until June 24, 2010, when it was released for the launch of the iPhone 4. Need a quick and fun way to make a video for class? Use iMovie! iMovie is an incredibly user-friendly app for students and educators to use in and out of the classroom. This app is a very useful resource when interacting with students, especially with younger generations, as it is fun and easy to play with. iMovie is very handy for teachers and future teachers because they can record demonstrations and lessons for a classroom, or when they’re out for the day.…
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Graduation Announcement

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Last Day For December Graduation! Last Day For December Graduation! If you plan to graduate this December 2019, be sure to apply for graduation by 15 November 2019. The Registrars Office will not accept applications after 15 November 2019. If you think you will meet graduation requirements this term, apply now for an official audit.
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TSTA-AE District VI Conference

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Beginning at 9:15 am tomorrow, Saturday 9 November, Sul Ross State University and the local chapter of the Texas State Teachers Association for Aspiring Educators (TSTA) will be hosting its very own Educators Conference for anyone on the campus who would like to attend. Advocates for the future of education, the mission of TSTA-AE is: "The Texas State Teachers Association will unite, organize and empower public education advocates to shape public education in Texas thus providing a quality public school for every child." As a professional educators organization, TSTA-AE takes part in lobbying Congress on bills concerning education issues. However, TSTA-AE is not an organization just restricted to teachers, as each of their individual chapters offer professional training & development that can help in any job profession. TSTA-AE prides itself…
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Alpine Elementary School Orientation

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Last Monday, October 21, 2019, twenty-five Sul Ross Education students attended Teacher Orientation for observations at the Alpine Elementary School. This orientation included a brief presentation covering expectations of the SRSU students, meeting mentor teachers, and touring the campus.
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Students Learning How To Use Anchor Keys

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Future Teachers Create Anchor Charts SRSU Director of Teaching and Learning Diana Rodriguez has her students creating posters, or anchor charts. Anchor charts are perfect for helping the younger generation learn in a creative environment. They support instruction, provide classroom management for students to self-monitor, and remind them of routines. Professor Rodriguez is using these posters in her classroom to prepare future teachers to use this tool in the classroom. These anchor charts will help remind teachers in the making how they can help guide their student’s cognitive social behavior.
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Let’s Get to Know Matthew Marsh

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Marsh – Testing & Certification Entry                                               Hello, my name is Matthew G. Marsh, and I am the Testing & Certification Coordinator (and undergraduate advisor) for the Education Department. I came to Sul Ross in 2008 as a graduate student and in 2010 became a full-time staff member for the Education Department. I served as Testing & Certification Coordinator till the end of 2016, when I left to begin work on my Doctorate degree in North Dakota. This April (2019) I made the long drive back from North Dakota to take up my old position. I am also an adjunct professor in history, teaching one or two history classes a semester, as needed, for the Behavioural & Social Sciences Department.   I am originally from the city of Humble, a suburb in the Northeast area of Houston, which…
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