After exploring several of the links for App-apalooza, I found three discoveries I’m pretty pumped about: Discovery #1: Digital Dog Pound and their App Task Challenges! I loved that they made their ATC available in one Google Drive folder you can add to your own Google Drive-and of course immediately added it to mine. The… Continue reading Thing 38: App-apalooza
The Setup For this week’s activity, I decided to finally try out the Seesaw app. I learned about the Seesaw app last year and immediately requested it be placed on the school iPads. However, there were a variety of technical difficulties and issues the result of which was I didn’t get the Seesaw app on… Continue reading Thing 35: Digital Portfolios for Students
Another debate down, one more to go and before we all know it: ELECTION DAY will be here! If you haven’t already started educating your students about how the election process works there’s still time. Here are some great sources to get you and them started (they even make great refreshers for those of us… Continue reading The 2012 Presidential Election for Kids
Did you know that way back in 1999, the U.S. government established that ALL public and private school websites would need to be made web accessible, as in accessible to students with disabilities? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Research shows that many schools are not in compliance with this directive (see the 1999 Journal… Continue reading Cynthia Says….
Whew, that was some cake hangover. I was not expecting to be out all last week but things got a bit crazy around here. Rest assured things are back to normal (all traces of cake and ice cream have been removed from the house) and I’ll be with you all this week like normal. Now… Continue reading Dead Drops
I’m sure you’ve heard the joke about babies/kids/teenagers not coming with an owner’s manual but, for a teacher and/or a school librarian, Edutopia may have the next best thing. Edutopia is a website supported by the George Lucas Educational Foundation and is devoted to bringing educators easy access to “what works in education.” One of… Continue reading Do These Things Come with Owners’ Manuals?
I recently read an article in Marie Claire @ Play (a special supplement issue that came with my subscription over the summer) entitled “State of Play” by Joanne Chen. The article explores how more and more, research is showing that play is a key element in our lives. Play can make us happier and healthier.… Continue reading Power (of) Play
Think fast. Should students be tweeting during class? Reading emails? Logging on to Facebook? Checking the news? Chances are, you answered something to the effect of, “ABSOLUTELY NOT!” I’d be inclined to agree with you too, especially after reading this article a few weeks ago from NPR. Shortly after that however, one of my classmates… Continue reading Twitterpated
First things first: Apologies for leaving you hanging yesterday. I had to run the dog to the vet (again-she had a procedure done and I’m going every other day to have her bandages changed) and had two other appointments of my own and the day just got away from me. Now, let’s explore another interesting… Continue reading Technology Tuesday-Schoology
On my way to the vet’s this morning I happened upon the John Tesh Intelligence for Your Life Radio show just as he was discussing how to help kids with their homework. John offered the following tips for parents (find the full transcript here): First, talk to the teacher about a tutoring session for you.… Continue reading Homework Help….For Parents