Library Thing

Have you visited Library Thing? Well, if you love to read, you might want to click that link back there in the previous sentence. On the Library Thing site, you can catalog the books you’ve read, review them, add tags, and read what others have said about the books they’ve read (which is one good way to find new books to read).  Library […]

To Tweet, or Not to Tweet

I decided at some point last school year to try Twitter. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to hate it or become completely addicted to it. I’d have to say, after many months of using Twitter (mainly for sharing with other educators), I may not have become so addicted to it that I am losing sleep tweeting, but […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part One of Three

It’s that time of year – time for assessments, reflection, and making plans for next school year summer break! Before we start dreaming of sand and surf – and sleeping in – we have to make it to the last day of school, right? To do? Well… Here are some ideas for end of the year projects/activities you can […]

High School Essay Contest

Shmoop has announced an essay contest, in celebration of National Poetry Month, for an Apple iPad! Essays must be a discussion in response to Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” – see this link for more specific details about the required elements. Essays must be 500 words or less and the deadline for submission (via […]

Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have announced the 2010 Young Scientist Challenge for students in grades 5 – 8. Ten finalists will receive a cash prize of 1,000 and an-all-expenses-paid trip for the student and one parent/guardian to the competition finals in NY. The winner will receive $50,000 in US Savings Bonds! Click here for more information. Students must […]

Earth Hour 2010

Last year, 80 million Americans turned off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour. Landmarks all over the world, like the Empire State Building, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Acropolis, and the Parthenon all went dark. Show your concern about […]

Filamentality – A Cool Tech Tool

Filamentality is a free fill-in-the-blank web activity building tool. You can create the activities and place a link to them on your blog. Filamentality – Create your own web-based activity and publish it immediately – for free! Sponsored by AT & T. Filamentality – Formats – An overveiw of

Teen Tech Week 2010 – Learn, Create, Share

The Young Adult Library Association (YALSA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – is sponsoring Teen Tech Week. Events will be held March 7 – 13, 2010. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, media specialists, teachers, parents, and other interested adults meant to encourage teens to explore the many […]

Moodle in Education

Moodle – with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I use thee? Let me count the ways. I use thee to the breadth and depth and height of Professional Development Online courses for CEUs and/or other incentives Book Studies – Online forum style Wikis or Forums on Technology Integration Ideas (among other things) I […]