Category: classroom

Fun Sites

In October, we talked about finding safe sites that are just right for kids (elementary). The internet can be a great place for children to learn and explore and it can also be a dangerous place to learn and explore. We compared websites to…

Not August but everything after

So my personal goal of blogging a minimum of once a week has been blown out of the water. August has been a blur of starting back to school and taking on additional outside ID development projects. A great and challenging August but not…

Solar Eclipse Resources

August 21st is the big day here in Nashville and, while we initially not going to be in school, we will have students that day. Here is a list of resources for learning about the eclipse and some activities that can be done in…

Safe Youtube

Day Two Conference Fun Tips (well one of them anyway) So many good videos are posted on youtube BUT you never know what ads or followup movies will pop up while you are showing them in class. So here are two sites you can…

Summer PD (professional development) Day 1

Well, it did not look like this, but it was refreshing in focus and allowed time to build a good list of ideas for the 17-18 school year. One thing that always strikes me at conferences or meetings where we work in groups is…

Buh-bye May, Helloooo Summer

Summer is a generous term for June and half of July (not to mention the PD days I’ll be subtracting from those few weeks). But that’s okay, ’cause SUMMER. I listened to a great podcast recently that talked about ways to use your summer…

Technology Does Not Make The Teacher…

…the teacher makes the technology. One of the things I hear from teachers is that they do not feel like they are good at integrating technology in the classroom. I think the technology push has made teachers feel substandard if they can’t implement every…