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Working in education can often feel like learning a new language - one made up largely of acronyms and abbreviations! After a while, you start to understand some of the words, but also maybe start to wish for a dictionary. After all, these terms are liberally sprinkled into a teacher’s daily dose of adult conversation and if you don’t understand them, it can make a body feel nervous and ill-at-ease.
To help alleviate that, I’ve started a collaborative dictionary that all teachers at my school have access to edit to help each other out. Keep in mind that I started this just by brainstorming some of the most common terms off the top of my head. Consequently, the definitions are not lengthy OR official, but just an off-the-cuff telling of how I might explain them to someone in passing.
Only Forsyth County teachers can edit this document. But in case you view it while they are editing and you've never seen a collaborative document in progress, here are the pointers that I gave teachers before sending them the document:
- Make sure you are logged in to itslearning (our online LMS) to be able to see and edit the document.
- Be considerate of others. While you can add to a definition, or add an entirely new definition, don’t delete someone’s definition.
- Pay attention to where your cursor is: your cursor will always be marked with blue if there are other people in the document with you. Don’t type on top of someone else’s typing.
- Remember that Google will track all changes made by each individual user, so no funny business. ☺
Curious to see what we've done so far? The new Education Dictionary can be accessed by clicking THIS LINK.
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