Primary Sources

Authentic instruction is key to any real learning.  The students have to be involved and engaged, and for that to happen, they have to see the learning as relevant to their lives (right now, not sometime in the unforeseen future).  My fifth-grader asked me a couple of weeks ago why she had to learn how … More Primary Sources

Science, and music, and health…Oh My! (and some other subjects, too)

I had recently downloaded a variety of apps that I wanted to play with, so today’s app review has no evident theme.  There is a little of something for everyone.  My personal favorites were Solve the Outbreak, and Constitution for iPad (and I am, most definitely, not a history buff).  Check them out, and give … More Science, and music, and health…Oh My! (and some other subjects, too)

Connecting with Parents

We all know that involved parents=better students.  The term “better” is relative to the situation, of course, but I don’t think anyone can argue against communicating with parents regarding their child’s education.  Technology makes it quicker and easier to keep parents up to date on classroom happenings.  Here are some ways to connect with parents … More Connecting with Parents

Educational Video Resources #edchat #edtech #onlinelearning

We know that today’s youth learn in segments.  Short, concise, and engaging bits of information appeal to them more than the old lecture style of delivering information.  The media specialist in our district is a good friend of mine and I’m amazed at some of the VHS tapes that teachers are asking her to convert … More Educational Video Resources #edchat #edtech #onlinelearning