#TCSRobotChallenge

Congratulations to University Place and Ms. White’s students for earning  their reward from the first round of the #TCSRobotChallenge! Many teachers told me they wanted to participate, but couldn’t find the time to allow their students to dive in so I am hosting the challenge again this semester. I hope you all can participate this…

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? I know that’s a question MANY of us are asking ourselves and it’s only January. LOL! Trust me, I have been there. You’re almost at the finish line! May will be here soon, and soon you’ll start to feel the sadness of seeing another group of babies (yes, babies because they’re…

EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle is a digital tool that will allow you to “flip instruction, assess students formatively, reteach or introduce new content”. It even has a chrome extension! Whoop! Download the PD version of the infographic created by Dr. Juergensen, which will give you more insight into the dynamic digital tool.

CDs/DVDs in Windows 10

I just found out that Windows 10 no longer supports the playing of CDs/DVDs. For those of you who have Windows 10 already, download VLC Media Player. Share this information with your colleagues and keep it in mind when your DVD or CD just won’t cooperate. Everyone will have Windows 10 soon. 

Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents Using #EdTech

Last week, I blogged about apps you can use to communicate with parents for EdTechTeam for #NationalParentsAsTeachersDay (November 8).  It was an honor to blogged for them for the second time. I hope you all find the blog beneficial. If you have any recommendations/suggestions, post them in the comment section below or send me a…

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts…

Interactive Worksheets

Interactive worksheets have been a big deal for some time now. I learned about them this summer and my mind was blown. They are easy, simple, and so fun! I think many upper grade classes would benefit from this tool. Try it out and let me know how it works for you! If you need…

Yes They Can!

Many people believe children ages 4-8 are not able to cognitively or developmentally type and remember their login credentials. I promise you that is not true. Children are capable of more than you think. Challenge them. Give them opportunities to grow. They, themselves, will be surprised at what they can accomplish. Before becoming an Instructional…

#TCSRobotChallenge

Congratulations to University Place and Ms. White’s students for earning  their reward from the first round of the #TCSRobotChallenge! Many teachers told me they wanted to participate, but couldn’t find the time to allow their students to dive in so I am hosting the challenge again this semester. I hope you all can participate this…

DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose was created by Charles Best, who was a history teacher at a Bronx Public High School in 2000. He realized how much money teachers were using to purchase school supplies for their students and decided to create a website where teachers couldprojects and people could choose the ones they wanted to support. Thankfully, I have…