Tech Tool of the Month: Classroomscreen – Part 1

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Classroomscreen is an online class organization and management tool that can be used in the classroom, on a whiteboard, or virtually. Classroomscreen allows you to create a background screen with up to 13 widgets (timer, drawing tool, random name selector, traffic light, text box, polls, and much more)—you can keep the widgets of your choice … read more »


Don’t Forget the T in STEM!

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Technology – the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Dictionary.com  December brings several notable dates related to technology, making it an excellent time to reflect upon … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Tynker (Part 1)

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Tynker is an engaging tool for students to use to learn the basics of coding. The tool is available as a website or mobile app, and while the features differ slightly between the two versions, they both offer a powerful coding tool with curriculum lessons and activities. The app version offers Tynker Junior, designed for … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Classroom, Inc. Part 1

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Classroom, Inc. is an engaging way for your students to learn literacy and leadership skills through gameplay with virtual workspace games. This specific area of the site is called Read to Lead. There are three digital learning games where students practice literacy skills by participating as the leader of a newspaper, community center, or wellness … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Practicing Creative Communication with Students

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June is Effective Communication Month – the perfect time of year to practice the Creative Communicator ISTE standard with students. Students consume media messages a lot more frequently than they create them.  June has a few silly “holidays” that can be used as fodder for student practice.  Let’s talk about how to make the best … read more »