Siri – The Classroom Digital Assistant

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Rip! Crinkle! Burp! I can see my daughter’s head buried in my iPhone watching another YouTube video. For months, she was obsessed with watching videos on “unwrapping surprise eggs.” Yeah, it’s those foil-wrapped, hollow chocolate eggs that have toys inside Continue reading Siri – The Classroom Digital Assistant

Teens, Social Media and Technology

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Kids dig their social media and technology. In fact, a recent study from the Pew Center, Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015, found that 73% of American teens have smartphones, while 71% of teenagers take part in more than Continue reading Teens, Social Media and Technology

There’s an App For That – Assessment Edition

Looking for new ways to engage your students and assess their work? Regardless of the grade level or subject you teach, assessment is something that educators struggle with everyday. Let’s explore a few digital tools and apps that can help Continue reading There’s an App For That – Assessment Edition

BYOD Tools: Elementary Sites

iPads, Android tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks  — BYOD is made up of a cornucopia of devices appearing in your classroom, which means lesson planning can be a bit tricky. Figuring out sites and Web 2.0 tools that work with the majority of devices Continue reading BYOD Tools: Elementary Sites

Quick-Start BYOD

If you’re reading our office’s TIPS blog, chances are thoughts of BYOD have drifted through your mind. The idea is intriguing and you can see the immense impact using personal devices can have on students’ learning. However, the day-to-day aspect of integrating Continue reading Quick-Start BYOD

From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

Upworthy is particularly good at inducing sharing on Facebook        There are a lot of folks who will argue that reading isn’t, in fact, on the way out. What with the advent of the Internet, social networking, and the personal Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

Free Tools for All Students and Staff – SkyDrive Pro (aka OneDrive)

Most of you have heard and probably discovered that the webmail website for students and staff has undergone some changes this year.  The Kentucky Department of Education has been working diligently with Microsoft to offer new and better web services Continue reading Free Tools for All Students and Staff – SkyDrive Pro (aka OneDrive)