This Week in TchAUSL: January 23, 2014


So much to share with you this week–let’s roll!

Ryan-McCarty_avatarAUSL Literacy Coordinator Ryan McCarty returns to the blog with some advice for breaking away from the test prep blues.



NTA’s Jenny Lynch is our Tch of the Week. Find out why in our Tch Talk blog.



Show your students’ awesome technology work and win an iTunes gift card in the process.

Check out our new video contest, the 10 Second Challenge


Looking for some quick math help? Our new Video Playlist fits the bill— short videos for all grade levels with resources to use these ideas right away


Here are our NEW videos for this week!

AUSL085-thumb2Meet the DBQ Project! 

DBQ or Document Based Questions is a staple in our network’s high school social studies classes. Why don’t more middle school teachers use it? This short clip will introduce you to DBQ and share some sound reasons why students find it engaging and powerful. Want to learn more? We have a Group for that!

AUSL086-thumb copyTech of the Week: Plan Smarter with Google Drive & Hangouts

If you have spent any time collaborating around lesson planning, this clip is for you. In our newest Tech of the Week, Jennie and I share how you can use Google Drive and Hangouts to save some time planning lessons from the comfort of your home!

Finally, National Digital Learning Day is just two weeks away. We know that all of our 29 schools have cool stuff to share–let’s make a contest out of it! Go to our DLD Group and learn about our 10 Second Video Challenge where we’re giving away iTunes gift cards to three winners. The deadline is Wednesday, January 29. Good luck!

Thank you again for your support of TchAUSL. As usual, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, comments or ideas for making our site better.

Have a great week!


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