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
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
Scratch Day, held this year on May 14, 2016, is a global (yes, all over the world!!) network of events that celebrates Scratch, a free creative computing software from MIT that allows kids of all ages to create games, stories, Continue reading Scratch Day is Coming to Lexington!
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
I have happily accepted that I am an “educational technology junkie”. I love it. I spend a vast majority of my leisure time reading about instructional technology in professional journals and scouring educational blogs. I enjoy visiting classrooms to engage Continue reading Twitter = Time Turner for Me & You
YouTube is more than just for entertainment. This powerful web tool can be utilized for research, presentation, and as an educational tool. Because of its infinite amount of content, 1.5 billion videos and counting, YouTube appeals to a vast variety Continue reading YouTube and U
Teachers have a need to explore and share ideas, especially when they are thinking about ways to use tools, like Scratch software, in the classroom to support computational thinking and creativity. On January 30th, almost forty teachers and community partners gathered Continue reading Meeting Up: Sharing Ideas and 21st Century Learning