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A Veterans Day Video Tribute: BASD Honors All Who Have Served


In the words of Elmer Davis, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” These words could not be more true—which is why my Tech Club/SWAT Team students and I decided to produce a video that honors the Americans who serve(d) in our […]

The Imagination Zone: Building a Generation of Makers


By definition, a makerspace provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage in science, technology, engineering, art, math (STEAM) and some good ol’ fashioned tinkering. Even though these kinds of areas, also known as Hackerspaces and FabLabs, have been part of the MakerEd movement that has swept […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: Selecting an App without Losing Your Mind


It’s Tuesday again and time for me to unleash another tech-isode in my “Tech It Up Tuesday” series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week’s geeky goodness is about to get started right here, right now with some info regarding the […]

Teaching the Presidential Election: A Collection of Classroom Resources


As the candidates crisscross the country in a quest for votes that will determine who will become the 45th President of the United States, educators also have an awesome opportunity: To teach students about the American political process as well as the roles and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. For many reasons, this election has been unlike any […]

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 tech tools that can be utilized to incorporate technology into your classroom! » Toontastic An iOS app that allows users to create an animated cartoon in which their characters speak. Finished products can be exported […]

Get Animated with GifBoom


In honor of Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d dial up a post that was written a few years ago by some of my Tech Club students. It goes something like this… Videos are cool, but how about using pictures and eye-catching effects to make them? Here’s a fun app called GifBoom that turns your ordinary […]

Tech It Up Tuesday: Locate Public Domain Images with Pixabay


Welcome to another edition of Tech It Up Tuesday, a weekly series in which I share a an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. OK, so what teacher or student living in this century doesn’t need a cool photo or two for a school-related activity? If you’re […]

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! » Grammar Bytes! An interactive web site that offers “grammar instruction with attitude.” Covering terms and usage through exercises, handouts, presentations […]

Go Green with Earth Day Resources


Earth Day—a yearly event in which educators can take the opportunity to teach their students about our environment and how to preserve our planet—is being recognized on April 22. Use the following collections of resources, lessons and references to make the most out of the Earth Day phenomenon that is celebrated in 180+ countries around the […]

Why Just Say It When You Can Blabberize It?


Recently, the elementary principal and I developed and facilitated a workshop for several K-4 teachers in our district along with their students interns from Penn State Altoona. The session, entitled The EdTech Game Show, focused on making IT (instructional technology) R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, Authentic and Lifelong) with 16 digital resources that can be utilized to engage and […]

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