All year we've been on the hunt as a school for a free grammar platform that students can use to build fundamental skills. However, every time we tested something out, we undoubtedly came across one of the these two problems: The free version was limited, and we had to pay an obnoxious amount of money for … Continue reading Quill: Free, Interactive Grammar Lessons!
The Obama administration is asking for your ideas on how to boost the development of learning technologies. As part of its Education Datapalooza initiative, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is asking that interested individuals and organizations send their comments to identify public and private actions that have the potential to accelerate the … Continue reading The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!
Own Your Space is a free, sixteen-chapter ebook that aims to educate teens on internet safety. Written by Linda McCarthy in partnership with Microsoft, the ebook goes into great detail about protecting teens and their online spaces. It is directed towards tech-savvy teens, and avoids patronizing language or repetitive safety information. Instead, the book covers … Continue reading Own Your Space: Online Safety eBook for Teens
Amy Meyer recently posted a story on her blog about an Instructional Technologist who observed a teacher. In the story, the IT praised the teacher for a fantastic lesson, and the teacher responded with, "I know, but don't tell anyone or they'll all want to steal my lesson, then everyone will be doing it." The … Continue reading If People Are Copying You, You Are Winning!
In light of the horrific events in Newtown, I wanted to share with all of you Larry Ferlazzo's comprehensive list of resources on talking with children about tragedies. This list provides valuable insight on how to broach difficult subjects with young, loved ones, and how to handle tough conversations about what happened. My love and … Continue reading Talking With Children About Tragedies
Want to share the life of the great astronaut with your students? Travel back in time with these three photo slideshows from reputable news sources. Wall Street Journal New York Times USA Today
It's my off period, and of course, instead of prepping for my class I decided to search for things to share with you! I wasn't planning on posting right away, but when I found Tag Galaxy I had to post RIGHT AWAY! It's true, I still get a little overly excited about things like this, it's the inner … Continue reading Tag Galaxy