Have you heard of the “maker movement”? Ever wonder what a MakerSpace is? Do you think you qualify as a maker? The concept of makerspaces has been growing in popularity, both in communities and within the education sphere in the Continue reading Are You a Maker?
Wow, it’s the middle of April already! Where has this year gone? So many plans and dreams along with a few bumps in the road for this year and it’s almost at an end. Thankfully the sun and spring have Continue reading Spring Musings
Spring is just around the corner and has been teasing us lately with lovely temperatures. Hopefully the threat of snow days is behind us, which means it’s time to start thinking about Fayette County’s Innovations for Learning (IFL) Conference! This Continue reading It’s That Time Again! IFL Call for Presenters is Now Open!
As educators, we have all become accustomed to surfing the net in search of resources for our classrooms and instruction. We probably all “just Google it”, many times a day. But have you ever stopped to consider how much time Continue reading Finding High Quality Instructional Resources – The Struggle is Real
Often when I write each month, my topics are inspired by the projects I’ve been working on, the learning I’ve seen take place in classrooms and the conversations and work that are taking place across the district. Somewhat unexpectedly, the Continue reading The Paperless Classroom – A Dream or a Reality?
Although you will notice many Google related articles in our monthly TIPS newsletter (it’s safe to say we’ve drunk the Google Kool-Aid), there are still lots of other great tools outside of the Google realm to help us with our Continue reading The Wonders of OneNote – Getting Started
We’ve all heard the term “digital native”, which was originally coined by Marc Prensky in 2001. Prensky refers to students born after 1980 who have grown up in a significantly different world that is strongly influenced by technology. Fast forward Continue reading Digital Native ≠ Tech Savvy Student
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) – Data Privacy – Data Sharing – Data Security – Student Data As our world and our work becomes increasingly technology driven, the need for good data practices has become critical. As adults, we are frequently Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
After many requests and waiting on Google, Microsoft and KDE to work out login issues, I am pleased to announce that Google Apps for Education is here! Earlier this month, we began the process of creating a Google account for Continue reading Can you Google? Yes You Can!
It’s hard to believe that there are only seven weeks left in this school year! I know that time will move quickly during these last few weeks as final instruction and assessments are given, field trips are taken, special events Continue reading Save the Date! – June 11, 2015