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 »