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Will Technology Save Public Education? Answering Dr. Jim Taylor

Will Technology Save Public Education? Answering Dr. Jim Taylor

I read Dr. Jim Taylor’s editorial in the Huffington Post this morning, entitled Will Technology Save Public Education? | Dr. Jim Taylor. For whatever reason, I couldn’t post a comment on the Huffington Post site, so here it is: The problems of the disadvantaged are too deep to be addressed only in the public schools. But […]

Using Evernote for Education

Using Evernote for Education

If you are looking for a “cloud storage” tool for your student (or yourself), then look no further than Evernote. There’s a small learning curve to get the maximum benefit from its extraordinary abilities, so you’ll need to invest some time to learn more about the tool. In the short time I’ve been using Evernote, […]

Teachers and Textbooks, Kindle Paperwhite, #edtech Pinterest Boards

Teachers and Textbooks, Kindle Paperwhite, #edtech Pinterest Boards

Dear Readers and Teachers, Thanks for stopping by. I’d like to recommend the following posts for parents and educators. Please let me know which one you like the best. Thanks! Bringing Your Textbook to Life! 15+ Tips & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp Shelly Terrell’s (@ShellTerrell) post has some great ideas to make textbooks more […]

Educational Uses for Book Trailers

Educational Uses for Book Trailers

Educators use book trailers for two main reasons:
1) To create student interest in books by using an engaging method of presentation.
2) To enhance student comprehension and retention by creating their own book trailers about the books they read.

An Overview of Interactive Whiteboard Choices for Home School and Classroom

An Overview of Interactive Whiteboard Choices for Home School and Classroom

The SMART Board was by far my favorite tool in my Reading/ESL classroom. However, two downsides to the SMART Board (or similar products) are portability and expense. I wanted to find smaller, more portable, solutions that are less expensive.

When Books Fly, Wikipedia Homework, Why Online Education?

When Books Fly, Wikipedia Homework, Why Online Education?

Watch the 15 minute short film, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011).” Click this link to go to Skip Prichard’s (@SkipPrichard) blog post, When Books Fly: Lessons from Lessmore | Skip Prichard Leadership Insight.  The story in the film is so fantastic and well-produced that I wanted to pass it on. The short […]

Homeschool or Not, Tools for Your Student

I’ve chosen two topics today that may interest parents who want to boost their child’s technology skills. Education Technology Conference, Tech Toys for Teachers The post, Education Technology Conference Shows Off New Tech Toys for Teachers, written by Ida Szkovsky @IdaZL  for StateImpact Ohio, highlights a handful of new tools for teachers. A few, like the Lego windmill ($99.95) and the Lego […]

GEMSS and Knewton, Genetic Education and SAT Prep

GEMSS and Knewton, Genetic Education and SAT Prep

The Genetic Education Materials for School Success is a website you will want to bookmark if you are a teacher or a parent of children with a genetic disorder. Down Syndrome, MCAD, Fagile X, PKU, Sickle Cell Disease, VLCAD, Williams Syndrome are among the disorders covered. The site is specifically designed “…to promote awareness of and education about […]

Using Storify For Book Talks (and other things)

Last week, I promised a teacher friend (Hey, Robin!) that I would write about using Storify for book talks.  It might be possible for students to create their own book talks at home where they have access to all the social media outlets; however, I think it would be difficult to do at most schools […]