California Educator

April / May 2018

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By @samdemuro DIGITAL BUZZ DIGITAL BUZZ Meme of the Month: #ArmMeWith Many California educators are join- ing the #ArmMeWith movement, asking that educators be armed with professional development, basic resources and classroom supplies instead of guns, in response to politi- cians' call to "harden" schools. Check out You can aid the movement by participating in local and national actions (such as the April 20 Day of Action), and by submit- ting your own video or photo to In addition, 18 — and counting — former and current California Teachers of the Year have made #ArmMeWith videos. See #CATOYVOICES Visuals, Memes & Photography, May 17, 4-5 p.m. Get tips for taking great photos and creating compelling (and entertain- ing) videos and memes. Learn how, when and where these visuals can be used for member and commu- nity engagement, and advocacy. SnapChat and other visual platforms will be reviewed. Regis- ter now at, where you'll also find resources and an archive of past webinars. CTA Online Training Why I Teach CTA members Dean Hodges, Marcia Araujo and Allison Pruitt, all Santa Clara County Teachers of the Year, talk about "Why I Teach" in a new short video. Pruitt wants students to remember her as the one who "got them into reading books, made them want to learn more or to like math." Hodges and Araujo (left) are similarly inspiring. See 15 A P R I L / M AY 2 018 D I G I T A L B U Z Z I

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