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Program Brings Hispanic Flair to B-A


An article in the Altoona Mirror about my friends from Guanajuato, Mexico visiting my school last week… Administrators and teachers from Mexico are getting an up close and personal look at the educational system at Bellwood-Antis Middle School. The visit is part of an international exchange program through the Penn State Office of Global Relations […]

Guanajuato: Program Connects B-A Students to Mexico


Bellwood-Antis High School students are learning they are different from students in Mexico but also very similar. Bellwood-Antis English classes and Mexican Spanish classes met up with each other in early October by Skype as part of an international exchange program through the Penn State Office of Global Relations and Guanajuato University. “Although shy at […]

Guanajuato: A Video Montage


The old cliche “saving the best for last” proved to be a more than a true statement in terms of describing our last day at the Salvatierra prepa. To begin with, our hosts treated us to a student and faculty assembly showcasing a variety of extra-curricular activities including music, dancing and drama to name a […]

Guanajuato: Student Voices


Besides working on several tech-related projects throughout my educational trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, I had the chance to experience life in a variety of classrooms at the Salvatierra prepa—English, biology, art, music and even Zumba! (Yes, you read that correctly!) All of these opportunities were very unique; however, one of my favorite activities was observing […]

Guanajuato: Breaking Down Barriers


Let’s face it… Some educators—like me—strongly believe that using technology which allow students to communicate and collaborate beyond the classroom walls provides students with excellent opportunities to learn with and about others while using real world tools. How true this theory proved to be during my recent trip to Guanajuato, Mexico! As the IT specialist […]

Guanajuato: Into the Classroom


My first day at the Salvatierra prepa was all that and then some! After meeting with some of the maestros/teachers and discussing a plan for our visit, we ventured to a class where students made posters about various Mexican topics of their choice (music, food, sports, Day of the Dead, etc.) and presented them to […]

Guanajuato: The Return


And so… Today began my second journey to Salvatierra, Mexico to participate in a global exchange program via Penn State and Guanajuato University—and I can hardly wait for the next ten days to unfold! Not only am I looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues, but I’m equally excited to meet and work with […]

The Periodic Table of Video Game Characters


Hey, science teachers! This one’s just for you! Check out the Periodic Table of Video Game Characters created by the folks at I Heart Chaos. Pretty self-explanatory! But just for the record—it’s a periodic table compiled from video game characters as well as a few comics and cartoons. Yeah, I know—kinda cool! OK, I just […]

Go Global with Google Translator


So, what happens when visitors to your blog or web site are not fluent in your native language? Problem solved! With the Google Translator widget, your ideas and thoughts can be converted into 60+ languages so that people from all over the world can benefit from your content! That’s right! Expand your global reach quickly […]

Guanajuato: One Educator’s Perspective


One of the first questions I was asked at the conclusion of my trip to Guanajuato was “What did you learn?”. Some of my thoughts are as follows… I have been fortunate enough to travel to Mexico several times in my life to fabulous places such as Cozumel, Tulum, Rivera Maya and Puerta Vallarta.  True, […]

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