Category Archives: Schools

Nearpod is launching 3D Virtual Field Trips

Nearpod is launching 3D Virtual Field Trips and also offering an opportunity to apply for classroom viewing kits. This Wall Street journal article, Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into the Classroom, provides some interesting background on the project. Of … Continue reading

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Amazing Seeds: A Kids Guide to Strange and Wonderful Garden Veggies

Is your library or school running a gardening program for kids? Are you homeschooling and have kids interested in gardening? Baker Creek is offering a gardening booklet for kids – free multiple copies. From an email: “Baker Creek has published … Continue reading

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Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass

Free webinar on Wed April 29. Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Based on the concept of “choose … Continue reading

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Tech in the classroom

Looking around a room of over 130 librarians at the NYLA/SSL leadership conference this year, I’m impressed at how many more tech tools I see. The iPads, tablets, chrome books, laptops, etc are so much more a part of everyone’s … Continue reading

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Coursera to offer K-12 Teacher Professional Development MOOCs

An interesting move : Coursera Announces Professional Development Courses to Facilitate Lifelong Learning for Teachers “Today we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of a teacher professional development category on Coursera. We believe that helping teachers improve their skills is … Continue reading

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Cool Tools for Schools 2013/14 – Interested?

I’ve had several requests to run another round of the Cool Tools for Schools project starting in October 2013.  It would be great to get a few more BOCES SLS regions involved as well. If you’re not familiar with the project, it’s … Continue reading

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