Tag archives for Education

  1. A History Lesson

    One of the things I like to do is to research the history of the holidays and other special days we celebrate.  With today being Labor Day, I thought I would share what I have learned about this holiday that marks the unofficial end of summer and celebrates the American worker.  As educators, many of […]

  2. Streamathon 2010

    http://tinyurl.com/3a5fhem If there’s a down side to summer vacation, it would have to be its end.Whether you’ve been to Alaska, Europe, or just camped out in your own back yard, chances are you have at least a week in at school, with or without students. Some of you made life-changing decisions, added or subtracted something […]

  3. PA DEN STARS Shine at KTI Summit 2010

    Several PA DEN STARS were present and very productive at the KTI Summit 2010 at Bucknell University. Because I may overlook someone (not there, so do forgive–comment and I’ll add your name), I am including the KTI Flickr photostream.   Some of the DEN STARS I do recognize include Chris Champion, Kristin Hokanson, both of […]

  4. Edmodo: Classroom Social Network

    Edmodo is a FREE, safe and secure social networking site designed specifically for education. Teachers can share ideas, files and assignments. Once you have an account, you can create groups for both classroom and professional needs. Edmodo provides tools for grading and polling. Teachers can also share resources in their library. Teachers have control over […]

  5. Resources from DENver: #ISTE10

    For those of us who are not in DENver, I have been gathering resources from the folks who are via my fabulous PLN. From PAs DEN GURU Patti Duncan, in her words, “an AWESOME presentation on PBL ideas from Tech4Learning‘s Liz Allen. Although this video is from 2009, if Patti says it’s awesome, then you […]

  6. Lynne Fedorcha: Reaching and Teaching Low Achievers

    Lynne Fedorcha is an Educational Consultant for IU 21 and a Mentor for PA Initiative for Instructional Coaching or PIIC. Lynne’s presentation was the final session of a three-day workshop at LCTI, Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from the Field, and the room was packed. I feel I already know Lynne because among […]

  7. NING Mini Free for Educators K-12

    Image via CrunchBase If you have been using NING, then you already received an email from the folks at NING and you know about Ning Minis. But if you are new to NING and are considering creating one (or several) for your classes, then you need to register for your NING’s sponsorship from Pearson to […]

  8. Leschinsky and Zosky: Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

    Dennine Leschinsky, Eyer Middle School Literacy Coach and Debi Zosky, East Penn School District presented a session on Literature Circles at the Secondary Level at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from The Field.   Dennine and Debi graciously shared their resources that I uploaded to share with you. Debi began with a […]

  9. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  10. Sharon Kinney: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back ~ Dealing with At-Risk Students

    Beth Breiner is “driving Miss Kinney’s” presentation, Hard-Wired to Bounce Back: Building Resiliency in Our At-Risk Students, so buckle up because we have 2 of the best in the business. Sharon Kinney began her presentation, by explaining that kids who challenge us have brains that behave in a different way. The Pennsylvania Literacy Network has […]

  11. Sharon Kinney on SAS: No Longer Shooting Darts in the Dark!

    The most difficult decision, after you commit to a conference or workshop, is selecting what you will attend. Often I choose by content courses that will fill a niche need, but sometimes my choices are governed by the presenter. Every time I see Sharon Kinney’s name on anything, I’m in, because I know the session […]

  12. Jennifer Brinson Would Like to Teach the World to Ning and Rediscover Discovery

    I just love attending conferences when I have the presenter’s materials at my fingertips. Even better if the materials are online, embeddable, with samples, additional resources, and alternatives. Best case scenario: I have the information before the presentation. Guess that’s why I always enjoy seeing Jennifer Brinson‘s name on a workshop, webinar, or conference. It […]

  13. Summer Reading & Technology

    Connecticut Reads 2010: The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge journal accompanies the summer reading list that students have brought home. As educators, we hold literacy in the greatest regard, encouraging everyone to find joy in reading. Kindles and other eBook Readers (some reviewed on TopTenReviews) are now used in some schools and homes. How will this […]

  14. Spotlight on the Gulf

    Yesterday my class was fortunate to experience an awesome webinar on the Gulf Oil spill. Discovery Education and Philippe Cousteau joined forces to educate over 60,000 students (and their teachers!) Philippe and Steve Dembo of Discovery Education showed still photos and explained what had happened with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Philippe […]

  15. Me and My Droid

    Is 2010 the year launching a new era of small portable devices? The iPad, the Kin, HP purchasing Palm, the Kindle, a new iPhone, and rumors of a completely revamped Blackberry OS all have made the news in recent months.  What does this rapidly developing market mean for schools? Are we picking unripe fruit or […]

  16. CT Distance Learning Consortium

    The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC.org) has a redesigned website, doing a nice job of re-organizing access to the  many services they provide to the K-20 Connecticut education community. The CT Distance Learning Consortium is the gate way to CT Virtual Learning where high school and middle school students can participate in online learning.

  17. Taking Posession

    OK, I got it. The WiFi iPad. I went WiFi because no school’s gonna get 3G, with those pesky phone charges. Well, ok, maybe a wealthy town or two, but just for staff!   And so begins my journey on the iPath to true enlightenment. Ironies abound, at least for now! It’s packed in a […]

  18. Rumsey Historical Maps with Google Earth

    Google Earth is a sophisticated imaging tool that can be used quite powerfully when teaching history. The visual perspective can illuminate a viewpoint not easy to convey through words. Maureen Festi shared how to use the Rumsey Historical Maps in Google Earth at the April 27th Teaching American History session. David Rumsey has made his […]