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Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

August6

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some really neat iOS apps that can teach learners of all ages computer programming skills. » Move the Turtle In this gamified way to learn computer science, a friendly Turtle will introduce students to the basic concepts of programming in the […]

Escape the ’70s: A BASD Time Travel Adventure

July15

Since learning about escape rooms last January, I have been completely fascinated with the concept. In fact, one could say I’m a junkie as I’m always looking for a new room that will allow me to put my problem solving skills to the test. To date, I’ve experienced about ten different rooms, including one in […]

Twitter: This Geeky Girl’s Professional Development BFF

June30

Have you completely lost your mind? That’s the look I received when I recently told a group of colleagues that one of the best forms of professional development is—drum roll, please—Twitter. Yes, I’m so totally serious! And here’s why… I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend some of the best edtech conferences, […]

Operation Recycle Part II: Get Your Breakout On!

May28

Earlier in the week I wrote a post about Operation Recycle, a brand-new Breakout EDU game I recently designed for our school’s sixth grade environmental field trip—one that was based on the importance of recycling. The Concept: With 50 minutes on the clock, teams of students were “locked” in Mr. T’s laboratory, a room filled with […]

Operation Recycle Part I: Get Your Breakout On!

May21

What do you get when you combine cans, bottles and other recyclable materials with locks, ransom notes, equations, a card sort, maps, puzzles, ingenious treasure boxes and more? Operation Recycle: My super cool breakout game designed for our school’s sixth grade environmental field trip! Stay tuned for more details about my brand-new escape room experience […]

No Coins Needed: Retro Arcade Game Project Update

April28

A few weeks ago I shared the scoop about a few of my high school independent study Tech Club students—also known as the SWAT Team (Students Working to Advance Technology)—who are working on one totally awesome DIY project: Building and programming a tabletop retro arcade game—completely from scratch! For the first two weeks of this […]

Reinventing Education with Makerspaces

April26

Last summer my good friend, colleague and our elementary principal, Dr. Terri Harpster, and I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Pittsburgh FabLab hosted by Dr. Todd Keruskin and the Elizabeth Forward School District. This four day event exposed us to the super popular maker movement sweeping our country and more importantly, inspired us to […]

No Coins Needed: Students Designing Retro Arcade Game for Media Center

April6

Here’s one for the Throwback Thursday fans… Who’s up for a game of Ms. Pacman? How ’bout Donkey Kong or Frogger? Well, it won’t be long until middle and high school students in our media center will have the chance to take a trip back to 80’s to experience some of the coolest video games […]

Make a Visual Statement with QuotesCover.com

March16

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, you have probably noticed that I often share tools and resources that can help teachers spark student interest in writing. And that’s because I am a huge proponent of teaching visual literacy skills. Considering the mass media society we are immersed in, I feel it’s imperative that […]

The New Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary Aged Pupils

March11

This just in… An updated list of some pretty amazing apps for enhancing teaching and learning. Yep, ICT Evangelist Mark Anderson is back with another Periodic Table of iPad Apps—this one focusing on tools to support younger learners. The must-see infographic includes a variety of resources that can be used to provide students with the opportunity […]

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