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The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. VIII

May14

Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities, tools and articles curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week. Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning […]

The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. VII

May7

Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities, tools and articles curated from various social media spaces throughout the past week. Check out some super cool edtech gems right here, right now and get ready to use these ideas to support learning […]

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 […]

The Imagination Zone: Building a Generation of Makers

November7

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 […]

The Periodic Table of STEAM iPad Apps

October9

I recently published a post showcasing a collection of some pretty amazing apps for enhancing teaching and learning displayed in a periodic table-style infographic. Check it out here. Due to its popularity, I’m revisiting this topic, except the focus has shifted this time around to apps that address STEAM—the addition of art/design into the interdisciplinary […]

Diigo Weekly Bookmarks

November1

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 […]

Infographic of the Week: The Value of a STEM Education

November10

Did you know that 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. depend on the mastery of math and science skills? Well, it’s true! According to Edutopia, knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math can be the key to a successful future. In fact, even those who do not pursue work in STEM fields […]

Infographic of the Week: Our Future Demands STEM

August31

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than a million jobs that require specialized technology skills will be created by the year 2018. These occupations include scientists, doctors, software developers and engineers. That’s the good news! The bad news is there will not be enough qualified college graduates to fill these careers. That said, […]

Around the World with Science360

May20

The Science360 Knowledge Network immerses users in the latest wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.  This super cool site gathers the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers and the National Science Foundation to engage science junkies in cutting-edge discoveries and big science stories of the day.  What’s […]

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Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

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