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Get Your Hour of Code On!

December2

Did you know that computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average? Yep, it has been projected that by the year 2020 there will 1,000,000 more jobs than there are students to fill them! And that’s because although we live in a world […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: Jazz Up Images with PhotoFunia

May9

Welcome to the latest edition of “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week’s #edtech goodness is one for the digital photo gurus—and it goes something like this… If you’re interested in adding some originality […]

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 How to Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources Infographic

June9

If you need some equitable access to education for all learners, then this edu-good info is actually for you! It focuses on some tech-knowledge-y that all educators who create multimedia projects and/or who conduct research with their students could surely use. So here it is: When you need the answers to life’s burning questions or […]

10 Reasons to Teach Coding

June12

So, why just use technology, when you can build it, right? But first—students need the programming know-how… 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. Having this knowledge not only strengthens general skills such as critical thinking […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: The How to Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources Infographic

May12

Time for the next tech-isode in the “Tech It Up Tuesday” series in which I will share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the classroom setting. This week’s edu-goodness actually focuses on some tech-knowledge-y that all educators who create multimedia projects and/or who conduct research with their students […]

The Technically Speaking Infographic

January5

As 2015 begins, it’s out with the old and in with the new—goals, ways of doing things and efforts to make dreams become a reality. Well, apparently, that old adage also holds true for tech-related terms, particularly those based on the latest trends and changes on the technology scene. So, what’s retro? What terms indicate you […]

The Hour of Code is Upon Us!

December8

Here it is that time of year again: The week in which the worldwide Hour of Code initiative (sponsored by Code.org 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 […]

Magazine Mania with Big Huge Labs

October1

Looking for a way to provide your students with an opportunity to demonstrate creative expression in the learning process? Then check out the Magazine Cover generator located within the suite of utilities available via Big Huge Labs, a Web 2.0 mashup tool that combines images, media and information from multiple sources into a new creation. […]

Education in the 21st Century Infographic

September29

Check out the infographic below for an interesting look at some data related to the perceived crisis on the educational scene as well as the latest trends—technology game changers such as the use of Web 2.0 tools, social media and blended learning movements—that could potentially resolve some of the issues. Of course, this Geeky Girl […]

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