Maker Ed Saves the Arts!
Maker Ed will save is saving the Arts! Even before the verb “make” was trendy (and I’m thankful it is) I was a fan of making things. Commonly, the … Continue reading
Huge EdTech Takeaways from NH Google Summit
A great 2 days of learning in Bedford, New Hampshire this week: See the lineup here! Here are my greatest takeaways and perhaps a few annotated thoughts along the way. … Continue reading
Content & Skills Before Tools: Build Tool Fluency!
Every time I read an article that really strikes home with me regarding Web 2.0 tools, it tends to mention something along this theme: Content and skills NEED to come … Continue reading
Achieving the UDL: Arts, Technology & Geometry
From Kindergarten through Grade 6, a Common Core focus is for students to master 2-Dimensional shapes. During grades 1-3, this is supported by students honing in on reasoning with shapes … Continue reading
The Universal Design for Learning…Has a nice ring, doesn’t it?
*cover image by Giulia Forsythe- click here to visit her Visual Practice art notes Education is guilty of tossing handfuls of buzz words and acronyms like candy off a fire truck during … Continue reading
How Technology Made My Maternity Leave Seamless
Nothing causes you to reflect on your teaching practice more than preparing for a leave of absence. As teachers, we know that it is nearly impossible to truly explain to … Continue reading
International Dot Day!
Monday was my first experience Skyping my class around the world! This past summer at Building Learning Communities, word spread fast of an idea that students around the world could … Continue reading
How Edmodo Fueled Differentiation in My Classroom
Can you think of a time when you had a question? Of course you can— Can you think of a time when you had a question but: A. Couldn’t get … Continue reading
The World of Web 2.0 and Online Teaching
In other words, WHERE have I BEEN lately? This will answer that. Many readers may not be interested, some might skim, some might just smile and move on, and that … Continue reading
Education, Creation, Digitization, Contemplation
Photo courtesy of Felipe Ibáñez Guzmán That’s a LOT of “-tions”. But “-tions” are mostly nouns- and active at that! …Celebration, recreation….. Regardless, the question is now, where have … Continue reading
Inspiring Video: A Vision of 21st Century Teachers
Sometimes videos like this stress me out- but this one highlights how technology can be integrated. I believe strongly that this is so current, engaging and important, but also that … Continue reading
The “New Toy Syndrome”
For many years, in the days leading up to Christmas, my sisters and I would debate the possibility that it was finally happening. Maybe. Just MAYBE this year, the unthinkable … Continue reading
In response to the claim of the Wall Street Journal….
Riding home through the scenic mountains of eastern New York, across rural southern Vermont, weaving our way back to the state of New Hampshire, my mind wandered through the windows, … Continue reading
Seriously? There is nothing like networking. (This, coming from an Arts integration FANATIC!) And honestly, it is the world of blogging that reveals this not-so-secret, powerful world to me. You … Continue reading
The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift
The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | MindShift.
Reason #1,432 why I love my iPad…
…and I just reached a new level of technology. After reading one of my favorite magazines via my iPad, Mind/Shift, I somehow awakened to the fact that I can read … Continue reading