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Breakout into Some Media Center Madness

March9

I recently shared a post about about the Breakout EDU movement—a concept that challenges students to work collaboratively in order to solve a series of puzzles to open a locked box (or a series of them) within a designated time frame. As mentioned, teachers can access the Breakout EDU site to locate all of the info […]

Grab a Piece of the Pi Using Cool Classroom Resources

March8

Hey, math gurus! It’s that time of year again when teachers, students and mathematicians from all over the world honor the fun-loving irrational Greek figure pi (π). That’s right! March 14—or Pi Day—is just around the corner so be sure you don’t miss this opportunity to make a lasting impression on your math students! Let’s get the party started […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

March5

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some super cool digital resources that can be utilized to engage students in your classroom! » TweetBeam A web tool that projects selected tweets in the form of an interactive presentation. Real-time tweets can be displayed via hashtag, topic or a […]

B-A Tech Club Students Rock the PA Computer Fair… Again!

March4

What: The Regional Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair, an annual event that highlights students’ application skills and computer knowledge. Where: Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center When: March 1, 2017 Who: Six of my Tech Club students Why: To provide students with the opportunity to unleash their creativity via the development of various projects and then […]

Get Lucky with Some St. Patrick’s Day Magnetic Poetry

March3

You need some luck? Then all you gotta do is snag a copy of my St. Patrick’s Day Magnetic Poetry activity! Here it is: A recently updated Google Slides activity containing 60+ words and phrases that can be manipulated into a fun-filled holiday poem, story, etc. As with my other creations, the word boxes are actually images […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

February26

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some super cool digital resources that can be utilized to engage students in your classroom! » Robo Boogie A neat web tool that allows users to make robotic dancers move and groove to the music by editing variables in the coding. […]

It’s Time for Some Breakout EDU!

February25

If you haven’t already done so, you really need to join the latest craze that combines logic, problem solving skills and teamwork with an engaging series of challenges, riddles and mysteries in a quest to beat the clock—all in an effort to…..Breakout! Similar to an Escape Room, a set of real life games where individuals follow […]

Create Wall Art with Block Posters

February22

Ever wish you could take a really cool image, infographic or flyer and transform it into a classroom poster?  If so, you’re about to meet your new tech crush! Check out Block Posters, a free web-based tool, educators (and students) can utilize to create huge personalized posters using a standard inkjet or laser printer. Here’s […]

Google Slides Go Gradient

February20

Google Apps for Education, the best collection of educational tools on the planet, just added another awesome feature to Google Slides, the ability to create gradient backgrounds. This sweet new addition can also be applied to shapes and is now available in Docs and Drawings as well. OK, so maybe it’s not anything very revolutionary, but […]

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50 Fabulous EdTech Blogs to Follow

February20

Edutech for Teachers is once again humbled to learn that we have been added to another list of recommended blogs to check out. This time we’ve been included on Eric Curts’ list of 50 Fabulous EdTech Blogs to Follow! According to Curts, author of the popular Control Alt Achieve blog, “One of my main sources […]

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