Tag archives for Educational Issues

  1. Making Author Connections with Skype

    Want to get your students excited about writing?  Rachael McNamee, fourth grade teacher at Oakdale School, Dedham, Massachusetts, really wanted her students to understand the intrinsic value and pleasure of becoming lifelong readers and writers.  Through the “Skype an Author” website, Rachael connected with Mary Amato, children’s author, song writer, and performer.  By writing a […]

  2. Has technology killed critical thinking?

    “Has technology contributed to the loss of critical thinking skills?” is the question.  Alan November, acclaimed education technology guru and Massachusetts native, raised this issue in his video, “Myths and Opportunities:  Technology in the Classroom.”  I love the opportunity to pause and think about these issues.  How do teachers and students truly use technology?  For […]

  3. PBS Teachers Innovation Awards

    I recently received this e-mail from PBS and thought I would pass it on.  Watching and voting provides a great way to have a window on what other teachers are doing as well as celebrate their accomplishments by voting. Hundreds of entries for the PBS Teachers Innovation Awards have been posted at pbsteachers.org/innovators. While the […]

  4. Norwood: State Finalist in last year's Sieman's "We Can Change the World" Challenge

    Massachussets Team Name:  Educate Them and They Will Location:  Norwood, Massachusetts School:   South Area Solomon Schechter Day Students Brittany Bell Aaron Weiner Robbie Green Teacher/Mentor Nitzan Resnick, Science Department Chair Description After learning about global warming and recycling in science class, Team Educate Them and They Will from Norwood, Massachusetts decided to establish a recycling program […]

  5. Sieman's "We Can Change the World" Challenge Now Open

    “The Sieman’s Foundation, Discovery Education, and the National Science Teacher’s Association invite you to join the only challenge of its kind that empowers students to create solutions to environmental problems in their own backyards, and to share their results with students nationwide.  They’ll learn.  They’ll take action.  And their ideas may well end up changing […]