What’s the Buzz: The 6C’s

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You may have taken part in any number of professional learning opportunities while school was out of session to hone your craft. As you think about getting this school year off the ground, take a moment to reflect and sift through your notes.  Sometimes you can find themes that can help organize the great ideas … 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 »


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 »


What’s the Buzz: Sustainable Development Goals

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August 19th is World Humanitarian Day.  It is a day designated by the United Nations to advocate for the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being, and dignity of people affected by crises.  Humanitarian aid workers may be conceptually difficult for some students to understand. It may also be hard … read more »


What’s the Buzz: Triple E Framework

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I first learned about the Triple E Framework through ISTE.  A new book, Learning First, Technology Second, was being published about a framework…my ears perked up.  The geeky tech coach that I am, collector of technology frameworks, was interested.  I had a chance to meet Liz Kolb, the author of the book and the primary … read more »