No Child Left Inside

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October 13 through October 19 is Earth Science Week. Earth Science Week, celebrated since 1988, is the opportunity to promote the understanding of earth sciences and every citizen’s role in stewardship of our earth. This year’s theme is No Child Left Inside.  One place to find many lesson ideas is on the Earth Science Week … read more »


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: 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 »


What’s the Buzz: Instructional Technology Frameworks Part 1

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After the VSTE annual conference, I’ve done a lot of thinking about frameworks. One of the Keynote presentations introduced a framework that was new to me and then questioned the continued use of structures like SAMR. I had to do some reflection, because here at TeachersFirst we use the SAMR model a lot.   I … read more »