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BAMS Tech Club: Producing Media for a Real-World Purpose


A few weeks ago I shared a local newspaper article about the partnership my Middle School Tech Club students and I have formed with the Mending Hearts Animal Rescue located in Central Pennsylvania. Since establishing this community service project, the students have been busy creating content and media to promote the adoption of dogs and […]

The Future of Edtech Lives Here!


Did you hear there’s a new Geek Squad on the block? Yep—nine members of my Tech Club had the awesome opportunity to assist the IT Department with the deployment of 60 RT Surface tablets that will bring mobile technology into our elementary classrooms. Beginning with unpacking the devices and labeling them, then scanning serial numbers […]

BAMS Students Help to ‘Mend Hearts’


It’s been an ongoing, but productive project since last month, and so far, the kids in Bellwood-Antis (B-A) Middle School Tech Club are making a difference. Twenty-two sixth through eighth graders have taken on the task of using their skills to help non-profit Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, based in rural Hollidaysburg, and its inhabitants. “Initially, […]

We’re Wild About Technology!


For the second consecutive year, my Tech Club students were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Education Excellence Fair on October 17 in Hershey, PA, at the joint conference of the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA). During the three hour event, two of my 22 tech savvy […]

Kendama & iMovie: A Killer Combo!


Don’t let the title scare you—there’s really no death or destruction involved! Instead it’s just my Tech Club kids working their digital magic to demonstrate student generated digital storytelling at its best! Yep! My fifth and sixth graders joined forces to create a very cool video about one of the latest crazes to hit our […]

BAMS: We’re Not Gonna Take It!


As educators, we are all very aware that bullying exists in our schools. At the same time, we also know that it is our responsibility to do our very best to create a climate in which all students can learn in a safe environment. With that said, my Tech Club students put their collective minds […]

BAMS Tech Club Rocks!


The students in the BAMS Tech Club rock! It’s true—and I can prove it! This group of tech savvy students were selected to be showcased at the 14th Annual Pennsylvania Education Excellence Fair October 18 in Hershey, PA—a popular attraction at the joint conference of the Pennsylvania School Board Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School […]

Tech Club Rocks!


Here’s one last shout out to the BAMS Tech Club for winning the 2012 Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling Video Competition! Check out the first place plaque they recieved on May 18 from the Blair County Commissioners during an Awards Assembly held at the Blair County Courthouse. It was created with recycled […]

And the Winner is…


A few weeks ago I wrote a post about a recycling video my Tech Club students created and then entered into a contest. Well, the results are in—and I’m extremely proud to announce that we won First Place, Middle School Division, in the Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling Sixteenth Annual Environmental Awareness […]

Recycling Electronics: What a Thriller!


Most people are familiar with recycling newspapers, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, but how much do you know about recycling electronics? As a result of creating a video for the “Going Green Electronically” video competition sponsored by the Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling, the BAMS Tech Club learned about the importance of […]

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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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