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!
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
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?
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
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