From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

This past summer I assembled a new computer workstation at home. I designed it to leverage Windows 8’s touch-screen capabilities, so I purchased a good touch-screen monitor. I love the system so much, I decided to put a 2nd monitor Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Stop the hardware purchasing world. I want to get off!

Flipping Over Screencasting in the Classroom

Hearing the phrase, “flipping the classroom,” often makes many teachers shiver with anxiety or elicits a “huh?” response. For those who don’t have a clue, flipping the classroom in the truest sense is when a teacher changes the traditional instructional paradigm by Continue reading Flipping Over Screencasting in the Classroom

Field Trip: KET

KET Studio Control Room

Jessie Clark Middle STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) students visited Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET) Telecommunications Center in Lexington on Monday, December 8. Hands-on Learning We spent the first part of the day learning to use Pinnacle Studio for video editing Continue reading Field Trip: KET

Thinking with a 21st Century Twist

Last week, students across Fayette County were creating snowflakes with Elsa and Anna, figuring out how to get Flappy Bird through a series of pipes and tinkering around with other software programs designed to explore the elements of computer science Continue reading Thinking with a 21st Century Twist

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

Problem Solving – It’s Addictive!

Recently I had the privilege of teaching in several classrooms for the Hour of Code event (see last month’s TIPS post.)  No, I’m not a proficient programmer.  Although I had a couple of classes in college, so much has changed Continue reading Problem Solving – It’s Addictive!