In October, we talked about finding safe sites that are just right for kids (elementary). The internet can be a great place for children to learn and explore and it can also be a dangerous place to learn and explore. We compared websites to field trips. Some places would not be safe places to visit… Continue reading Fun Sites
So my personal goal of blogging a minimum of once a week has been blown out of the water. August has been a blur of starting back to school and taking on additional outside ID development projects. A great and challenging August but not good for the site. This summer I attended professional development for… Continue reading Not August but everything after
August 21st is the big day here in Nashville and, while we initially not going to be in school, we will have students that day. Here is a list of resources for learning about the eclipse and some activities that can be done in your school/classroom. I will keep adding to it as I find… Continue reading Solar Eclipse Resources
Day Two Conference Fun Tips (well one of them anyway) So many good videos are posted on youtube BUT you never know what ads or followup movies will pop up while you are showing them in class. So here are two sites you can use to safely show youtube videos. The idea is that you… Continue reading Safe Youtube
Well, it did not look like this, but it was refreshing in focus and allowed time to build a good list of ideas for the 17-18 school year. One thing that always strikes me at conferences or meetings where we work in groups is how great collaboration is for the greater educational system. So good… Continue reading Summer PD (professional development) Day 1
Summer is a generous term for June and half of July (not to mention the PD days I'll be subtracting from those few weeks). But that's okay, 'cause SUMMER. I listened to a great podcast recently that talked about ways to use your summer to get organized. I'll admit I have a list on my… Continue reading Marie Kondo Your Desktop
...the teacher makes the technology. One of the things I hear from teachers is that they do not feel like they are good at integrating technology in the classroom. I think the technology push has made teachers feel substandard if they can't implement every new web tool into their curriculum. Technology should be a tool.… Continue reading Technology Does Not Make The Teacher…
The first steps are the hardest part. Here is a great article on how to begin integrating STEM in your classroom.