Let’s Talk About: National Kindergarten Day

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As I think about National Kindergarten Day coming up on April 21st, I am reminded that many educators have questions about exposing young students to digital tools.  For a long time, educators thought that the use of digital tools in Kindergarten should be limited for a number of reasons. Research now tells us that the … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Virtual Field Trips

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Let’s go on a field trip.  Yes, right now. No buses, no permission slips, no money…no fooling.  Yes, we can take our students on trips that will enhance our curriculum and give them valuable insight into topics we are learning about without the typical fuss.  I’m talking about Virtual Field Trips, and they can be … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Edtech Tools for Community Engagement

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Edtech tools can be a great way to strengthen connection, participation, and involvement within a school community. It is important in this time of “viral information” and storytelling for educators to contribute to the dialog about education.  They also need to provide a window into the classroom for their community. Years ago, what happened in … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Instructional Scaffolding for Technology Integrated Lessons

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Instructional scaffolding is a support structure that good teachers use all of the time.  We design lessons in a number of ways to encourage students as they try to attain the lesson’s goals. Scaffolding lessons requires additional effort during the planning phase.  The extra preparation affords you the opportunity to take on the role of facilitator during … read more »