Tech Tool of the Month: Pablo – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Pablo and discussed applying the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework when using Pablo in your instruction to easily create and share images for social media. Today’s post will offer more guidance about how to use this web tool and provide many classroom use suggestions.  Pablo:   When … read more »

Unlock the Mystery of Intellectual Property for Middle School Students

Teaching our students about intellectual property is essential to help them respect the rights of others as they create and understand the value of creative work. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Intellectual Property (IP) is something you create. It is imagination made real. It includes trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. … read more »

Maker Education Nurtures Ideas

March is International Ideas Month! Idea generation is an important skill for students. Maker education and design thinking (both aspects of making) nurture ideas in students! Students of any age can participate in making through short challenges, projects, or built-in maker opportunities—all of which allow students to generate ideas.  If you would like to introduce … read more »

Innovation Shines Bright

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison As teachers, we strive to invent and implement engaging classroom experiences only to feel compelled to change and tweak them the following year to meet the needs of our new cadre of students. It’s challenging to reinvent classroom experiences, … read more »

Tech Tool of the Month: Canva Comic Strip Templates – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Canva’s Comic Strip Templates and discussed applying the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework using Canva Comic Strip Templates in your instruction. Canva offers a free Educator Account that includes the Pro features and allows students younger than 13 access to the tool using … read more »