Cool Tools for School 2016-2017

We’re halfway through the 2016/17 Cool Tools for School online workshop. There are over 150 registrants this time round and about 110 active participants so far. A good turnout! If you’d like to read some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 Things and Learning 2.0 in Schools

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting with Sarah Ludwig and Sara Kelley-Mudie during the Internet@Schools sessions at Computers in Libraries in Washington DC. Our session focused on Learning 2.0 and 23 Things […]

Digital Learning Day – Feb 6, 2013

Digital Learning Day is coming up on Febraury 6, 2013.  Showcase your classroom and school! Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use […]

BingItOn

BingItOn  – Enter a search and BingItOn retrieves a set of results from both Google and Bing, but doesn’t idenetify which set is which. Have students evaluate which set of results is better, identify criteria for […]

Testing ThingLink

Just saw a post about ThingLink on twitter and have to play! @AuntyTech has a whole bunch of ideas about using ThingLink in education. Ok, I’ll be back in a minute or two after I […]

WordPress in Schools

Thanks so much to everyone who attended our WordPress workshop at Internet @ Schools West. Had a great time  presenting with the awesomely smart Buffy Hamilton. Do let us know what you’re doing with WordPress! […]