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15 Things Every Teacher Should Try This School Year


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


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


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


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


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


Last week marked yet another year in which the worldwide event known as the Hour of Code, an initiative sponsored by 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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Diigo Weekly Bookmarks


What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some of the latest and greatest “Cool Tools” and/or web resources that can be integrated into your classroom! » Made with Code A site from Google with resources, projects and inspirational videos to encourage students to code. Projects include programming an […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks


What’s new this week in my Diigo bookmarks? Check out the links shown below for some of the latest and greatest web tools and resources that can be utilized to engage students in your classroom! » CheckiO A browser-based game in which users solve problems through Python coding activities in order to advance. More suitable for […]

Computer Code Learning Sweeping Schools


Just sharing an article that appeared in the Altoona Mirror on December 12 regarding my school district’s participation in the Hour of Code, a world-wide event held last week in an effort to introduce computer programming to students around the globe. A shout out to Staff Writer Russ O’Reilly for not only writing this timely […]

The Hour of Code is Upon Us!


Here it is that time of year again: The week in which the worldwide Hour of Code initiative (sponsored by and Computer Education Science Week),  is being held to introduce computer programming to 10 million students and most importantly, to hopefully encourage them to pursue further knowledge in this area—a field that is projected to have […]

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