A large wooden box with six different locks sits on a table in the front of the room. A small locked pencil box rests beside it. The timer on the board is set to 45 minutes. Can your students work Continue reading Can You Beat The Clock- Breakout Edu
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!
Meet Marvie! Sesame Workshop has launched Sesame Studios, a YouTube channel designed for preschool/elementary age children, hosted by Marvie. A new group of digital characters will be showcased in digital shorts and songs that are designed to make you smarter, Continue reading Video for the Younger Crowd
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?
FCPS has had a Google domain now for over a year. All students and staff have accounts and can use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, etc… We also have many schools now using Chromebooks too. One feature I haven’t Continue reading Google+ Communities Can Be a Great Collaboration Tool
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
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