Being Re-sourceful, When More Is Not Better, Part One

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In today’s world of instant information, students often are overwhelmed by the myriad of resources available to support research assignments. When teaching students to use search engines, I emphasize the importance of asking the right questions, finding the best keywords, and, most importantly, using advanced searching techniques to retrieve limited results containing the information they … read more »


TechBytes: Build Google Slides Like a Master With These Four Design Tips

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Build Google Slides like a master. Watch this episode of TechBytes for four great design tips. Participants will learn to: maximize the power of the SHIFT key to nudge, select, resize, move, and recolor objects; use design guides to align objects on the slide canvas; insert special characters as part of a text box or … read more »


Teach Bullying Prevention All Year Long

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Last month was National Bullying Prevention Month, but educators know that bullying is an everyday issue. According to the NEA, it is the number one discipline problem in middle schools and a significant problem at all grade levels. So, how do we provide students with the safe and supportive climate for learning they deserve? Here … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Computational Thinking

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When ISTE unveiled the refreshed ISTE Standards for Students in June, there were a number significant changes. The addition of “Computational Thinking” was one of them. I’ve overheard some teachers trying to understand the concept and have come to realize that we’re not all as clear on the concept as we should be.  Some have … read more »