Summer vacation. It’s usually a magical memory for most adults when reflecting upon childhood. With days that seem to stretch on for eternity — from heading out barefoot into the dewy grass, playing video games for hours upon end, to Continue reading Danger Ahead: Students on the Loose!
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?
Open eBooks is a free app that allows students from Title I schools or students with special needs to download eBooks for free. The student may download 10 eBooks at a time for 56 days from a selection of thousands. Continue reading Open eBooks
After a long day at work, when the kids are finally asleep, I spend a lot of time searching for the perfect resources to recommend to teachers. I like to keep a current list handy when asked to recommend a Continue reading Best Websites & Apps for Learning
Ah, Google Forms — so simple and easy for quizzes and surveys. Type in content by hitting some plus signs to add questions, find a link to share, and students are ready to get moving with the assessment or feedback. Continue reading Google Forms: Moving Beyond Surveys & Quizzes
Several teachers around the district have asked about creating spaces for students to create web design, web sites, or web projects. One of the concerns about using software applications is the servicing company must meet the data sharing agreement guidelines Continue reading Student Website Designs and Projects
Are students giving you the sign? That’s right, you know the one! Yup, every class gets a little humdrum right before Spring Break. Even the peppiest teachers running their “A” game can be left behind by the advance of “summeritis.” Continue reading Here’s Your Sign! – How to Reengage Your Classroom with Technology
Google introduces Chrome Music Lab to allow users to learn about the science of music through play – the best way to learn! It’s also a great way for Google to recognize Music in Our Schools Month. There’s nothing Continue reading Chrome Music Lab
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!
So I was channeling a little Elvis Presley today when I hijacked his “Suspicious Minds” song lyrics “…I’m caught in a trap” to explain my feelings about professional development. The feelings arose during the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Continue reading Escaping the Trap: Moving Forward with Professional Development