A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." I'm a little late to the party, but Google's awesome techniques of asking trivia questions that push students to use search skills and operators to find the answer has been ramped up. What used to be slideshow lesson plans (which are still … Continue reading A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

Looking for an online summer course? Try SlideRule!

As always, when this time of year rolls around, I find myself browsing the MOOCs for a new and engaging way to spend some of my free time. As an educator who pushes students to enjoy learning, it is important that I model this by finding new educational opportunities for myself. Now, usually, this means … Continue reading Looking for an online summer course? Try SlideRule!

The Hour Of Code

This year, Code.org is launching the Hour of Code as part of the annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), a celebration geared to encourage interest in the field and show that anyone can learn the basics. Today, we’re surrounded by technology. Many students have their own tablets and phones—and yet, few are learning how computers … Continue reading The Hour Of Code

7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

This year, I started a new job at a brand new school. As the Technology Coach, I was fortunate enough to make key decisions for our school about hardware, software and curriculum. One of those decisions was our LMS, or Learning Management System. After a lot of research and experimenting, our team decided to move … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Use Edmodo In Your Classroom

12 Free PD Courses You Should Take This Summer

Most teachers spend their summers enjoying some time off, working a second job, or traveling the country to visit conferences and professional development opportunities on the dollars of their school. This summer, you can engage in some meaningful professional development right from the comfort of your couch for the low, low fee of absolutely nothing! … Continue reading 12 Free PD Courses You Should Take This Summer

VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!

I learned about VideoNotes from Richard Bryne's incredible blog, and was excited about the possibilities it holds for students and flipped learning. Basically, VideoNotes is an online tool that allows students to take notes while watching videos on the same screen, side-by-side. You can load a video on the left side of the screen by inputting the … Continue reading VideoNotes: Take Notes While Watching Videos!

3 Places To Find Stellar Online Courses

Recently, I've been thinking about taking a massive open online course or MOOC. MOOC's are a great way to grow and learn online at your own time, and many of them are credible and taught by prestigious professors from universities around the world. For more information on what an MOOC is, check out this fantastic … Continue reading 3 Places To Find Stellar Online Courses