Practical (and easy) Tips for Communicating with Parents

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much Helen Keller American Education Week is celebrated November 12-16 this year. One day of the week is set aside as Invite Parents to School Day, also known as National Parent Involvement Day. This annual event offers the opportunity to spotlight the importance of … read more »


Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day is a community service event held on the fourth Saturday of each October. The emphasis of this day is to encourage both young and old to volunteer in their community. This event provides many opportunities for classroom learning experiences. When looking at National Social Studies Standards, volunteerism fits directly into the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – The Stock Market Game

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What is more motivating than money? This month’s tech tool focuses on a tool that allows students to take control of the cash! Why did we choose a financial literacy tool this month? October 24-29, 1929 was the devastating and well-known Stock Market Crash of 1929. Help your students to visualize the true loss of … read more »


Infusing Technology into Earth Science Week

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Let’s talk about Science. Earth Science to be exact. Earth Science Week takes place October 14 – 20 and this year’s theme is “Earth as Inspiration.” Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, the goal of this annual event is to promote understanding and appreciation of earth sciences and encourage stewardship of the earth. Here are … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Microsoft Translator

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This month’s tech tool gives a voice to all students. I am so excited to share Microsoft Translator. This is a FREE tool that is available on all platforms (as an app or using a web browser). If you are using the Edge browser, there is also a plug-in option! With the final week of … read more »