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 »


Tech Tool of the Month – WriteReader

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In honor of World Storytelling Day (celebrated on March 20th), the tech tool of the month for March is WriteReader. If you aren’t familiar with World Storytelling Day, it is a global celebration of oral storytelling! On this day, people are encouraged to tell and listen to stories in as many languages as possible (and … read more »


Why You Should Be Teaching Media Literacy in Your Classroom

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Media Literacy is an important topic that all teachers should be involved in teaching. According to Common Sense Media, media literacy is the ability to identify different types of media and understand the messages they’re sending.  A more detailed definition of media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a … read more »


Spring into Math Awareness Month

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April is Math Awareness Month, a celebration of the study of math and its relevance to modern life. It provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on your math teaching practices and resources and give them a good spring cleaning. Think about lessons and units you use that are stale, assessments that need refreshing, and your … 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 »