Educators often take for granted the technology hardware & software infrastructure which keeps classrooms humming. Eric provides a peek behind the curtain at a recent gathering of IT professionals.
Supporting the growth of all four domains is very important for English Language Learners, but some areas are more difficult than others. Flip is an awesome tool for engaging English Language Learners! Explore 6 ways you could use it tomorrow!
Are you looking for a way to support your emerging readers? Have you tried out Vooks? We will take a look at Vooks and explore ways to use it when support early readers, striving learners, students with special needs, and English language learners.
A 3D printer is a great tool, but if there’s no system in place, it can become a nightmare relegated to gather cobwebs in the corner. Corey Hall has advice on being thoughtful & intentional with this resource.
As the school year wraps up for many students, parents begin thinking about how children will spend their time. While summertime brings sports, sunshine and outdoor fun, it can also come with an abundance of screen time. So how can we, as parents, reflect on the activities our children engage in every week and how much media and technology they consume? This blog will share some great tips to finding an appropriate balance of quality media at home.
Are you having trouble bringing real-world relevance into your classroom? Tracker, a free-use software allows your students to film any physical phenomenon with nearly any device and use that video to pull actual data with regards to nearly any quantity. Students can explore parabolas by filming a ball going through the air, or sinusoidal functions by filming a spring oscillating. The possibilities are nearly endless! In this blog we’ll go through the process of setting up Tracker and how to pull useful data from videos so that you can explore the mathematics behind nearly any scenario!
It’s Back to School time and we’re thinking about how to set up our physical classrooms and our digital spaces.
When I taught Kindergarten I got anxiety about students logging in, following directions and being able to help 20 little excited learners at once.
A recent conversation I had regarding digital citizenship for the first episode of our Keep Indiana Learning Home Grown podcast got me thinking. In my more than 10 years working in the EdTech world, I’ve had plenty of time to consider what digital citizenship means, and how it impacts our work as educators in a digital world.
When we all went digital overnight we started seeing free offers from every technology platform and company. Teachers started getting inundated with every type of tool you could possibly use on a device—apps, sites, widgets, and gadgets…oh my!