Whose Idea Is It Anyway?

My boys can typically be found in the backyard playing football with all of the other kids in the neighborhood. However, today it was raining, so they were inside tossing a football around. They decided to put together a target net to practice their aim.   One […]

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Accessing Safe Images

I often get asked about finding appropriate images and image citation.  We know that it is crucial that we model and teach students about Creative Credit and Copyright. Common Sense Media has great lessons for all ages on this topic.  From the Scope and Sequence click […]

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We Are A Team

For awhile now, I have been thinking about a conversation I overheard between two elementary students. During stations, one girl wasn’t using the materials in the writing center correctly and she was disrupting the students around her. Without hesitation, another student called her on it. […]

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Clips App

  Apple recently released Clips, a new ios App that allows you to quickly create videos with graphics and texts. I can’t tell you how much I love this app and how easy it is to quickly capture videos or photos and use them to […]

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How Is The View?

The other day it was raining, pouring actually. I immediately started thinking about what a pain it would be to get my youngest in and out of the car and how soaked we would be as we ran errands. I started dreading the day before […]

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Student Sites that Encourage Critical Thinking

Do Now Weekly Activities  This site engages students with questions about a current issue each week. Each Friday, a topic that focuses on civic issues is posted along with a media resource and questions.  Students are encouraged to share their thoughts on the website or […]

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Inspiration is Everywhere…

When was the last time you felt inspired?  My most recent source of inspiration actually came from a Halls cough drop. It reminded me of something I have been thinking about.   How are we putting our ideas into action? What are we actually doing? As […]

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I know, you may be wondering why I am talking about Post-it notes for today’s tech tip, but this app is great! We all use post-it notes for tasks in our daily life and for instruction. They could be during a brainstorming session, exit slips, or just as a […]

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Adobe Spark Video

Today I had a freshman student tell me that he spent two hours creating a song using GarageBand. You could see how proud he was when he talked about using it as background music for a presentation or a movie. A first-grade student told me the best part of his […]

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