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Podcasting to Educate Podcasting for Freedom

Podcasting to Educate Podcasting for Freedom

There are so many categories of Podcasts to choose from. You can listen to the news, political, true crime stories, historical, lifestyle, celebrity interviews, gardening, money management, education, technology and just about anything else you can think of. In...Read more ›
When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus

When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus

I recently introduced an activity in my 2nd-5th grade classrooms that involved making mosaic art via Google Drawings. It was a great activity that I first saw on Eric Curts’ blog, Control Alt Achieve. I was excited to be delving into a lesser-used app among my...Read more ›
New Program for Crowdfunding Teacher Needs

New Program for Crowdfunding Teacher Needs

Teachers, prepare yourselves – a new program started by website TeacherFunder.com is giving Donors Choose a run for their money…but to your benefit! TeacherFunder allows teacher participants to apply for funding from generous donors. Similar to the Donors...Read more ›
Innovating Beyond the Classroom

Innovating Beyond the Classroom

Educators across the nation are doing some amazing things in their classrooms. I first came across Liz’s Twitter page when looking for meaningful ways to leverage EdTech in the classroom. Liz’s page boasts tons of STEM activities, Hyperdoc lessons galore,...Read more ›
Ring in the New Year with a Good Read

Ring in the New Year with a Good Read

My last week of winter break begins today and all I can think about is the enormous stack of books that is currently sitting on my desk – books that have been collected since September and have gone unread while work and extracurricular duties (and just life!)...Read more ›

Teaching Students How to Cope

As a step-parent to a 13-year-old boy, I am all too familiar with the slew of emotional responses that teenagers are prone to giving their parents (and teachers!) In a recent Edutopia article, author Lori Desautels details some emotional regulation strategies that...Read more ›