If you’re like me (and most teachers in my district), you have one (or less) iPad per classroom. This year marks the first year that I have been able to bring in my own iPad to connect to the Wi-Fi that is now set up! Woohoo! We are a small rural district in New York, and although we are getting there… Read More
I have a lot of favorite things, but Podcasts are definitely at the top of my list. This American Life, Stuff You Should Know, and Serial are some of my all time favorites. It’s not just learning, it’s entertaining. The conversations, the topics, and the hosts of my favorite Podcasts make me keep coming back for more. In the past, I… Read More
I always hated history in school, and even into college, I thought it was the most boring subject. I knew the basics of our country,but to be honest, I didn’t really have a buy-in or a true care. Most of this changed when I was involved in a federally funded grant program called, “The Teaching American History” program. Once per… Read More
As professionals, we are simply finding ways to improve our interactions with students. We are helping our students gather the information they need using the vast amount of materials now available at our fingertips. Just remember, a Blog, the Internet, and technology CANNOT replace the power that is the teacher!
The world of educational, in-classroom apps is ever changing. We have included some of the tried and true apps that we have either used or have seen used with kids. We tried to include a few apps from across the curriculum, including those that we can use to assess students, those that teach, and those that will help us maintain… Read More
Students love music, and quite frankly, they love talking about music. At the beginning of the last school year, I decided to try something out…after some careful planning and researching Close reading question types a bit, I developed close reading questions to pair with music that I knew my kids liked. I began with the song, “Roar,” by Katie Perry…. Read More