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17 Edtech Tryouts for 2017

January8

We. Are. Teachers… So, by nature we’re the type to set the goal of being the absolute best we can be for our students. Part of the equation in striving to provide the best education possible involves acquiring and/or honing the digital skills necessary to transform teaching and learning in our classrooms. That said, hopefully you […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

October2

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 […]

All Roads Lead to Code

October1

So, why just use technology, when you can build it, right? But first—students need the programming know-how in order to do so… And that begins with you! Whether you choose to embrace the concept or not, it’s becoming more and more important to equip students with coding skills. It’s the new literacy for a generation […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

September30

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some really neat resources that can teach learners of all ages computer programming skills. » CheckIO A browser-based coding game in which users solve problems utilizing Python in order to advance to the next level. Build a space base and conquer […]

15 Things Every Teacher Should Try This School Year

September19

OK, by now it’s probably pretty safe to say that the bulletin boards are hung, the lessons plans are rolling and Open House is crossed off the list for another year. So take a deep breath and give yourself a high five… I’m sure you’re new school year if off to an awesome start! But […]

16 Edtech Tryouts for 2016

January31

We’re teachers… So, by nature we’re the type to set the goal of being the absolute best we can be for our students. Part of the equation in striving to provide the best education possible involves acquiring and/or honing the digital skills necessary to transform teaching and learning in our classrooms. That said, hopefully you have […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: The Periodic Table of Education Technology

January26

It’s Tuesday again and that means it’s time to roll out another tech-isode in my “Tech It Up Tuesday” series in which I will share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. So, let’s kick this thing off with a question: What do you get when […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

January3

What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for two really cool and useful edtech resources that can be integrated into your classroom to enhance learning! » Robo-Dancers Learn coding by making virtual robots perform funky dance moves with this Code Club and Strictly Come Dancing mashup. » Estimation 180 Build […]

The 12 Digital Days of Christmas 2015: Tech Treasure #8

December15

What’s behind Tech Treasure #8? How about Code Boogie, a game in which users drag and drop blocks of code to transform the North Pole elves into holiday dancing machines! Choose from two options: Dance Class (match the teacher’s moves) or Dance Freestyle (make your own moves). Forget Dancing with the Stars! Click here to play […]

The Hour of Code Wrap-up

December14

Last week marked yet another year in which the worldwide event known as the Hour of Code, an initiative sponsored by Code.org and Computer Education Science Week was held to introduce computer programming to students around the globe. In fact, these organizations believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science as it fosters problem-solving skills, logic and […]

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