New Jersey Symbols!

  I had a marvelous time today working with Mrs. Langella’s students as well explored the symbols of New Jersey.  Using a green screen (special thanks to Mr. Rice for the green paper!), they recorded their facts.  We were all delighted with the results and they are planning our next movie. NJ symbols-am from Barbara […]

For what we are truly thankful

From Twitter Gobble gobble. We’re sharing all things #Thanksgiving at #scholasticturkeyday! Learn more: — Scholastic Teachers (@ScholasticTeach) November 10, 2014 I followed the link and found Scholastic has published a series of lessons plans (grade based) to assist in your Thanksgiving planning.  Please visit their site here. It includes print as well as online […]

Got an exit ticket

Richard Byrne recently posted 5 Digital  Exit Ticket Strategies- something you might want to take a look at and see if there is one that would fit your needs.  They vary by the amount of technology required.    I really like Socrative and Plickers. From Free Technology for Teachers.

Google for Teaching

(11/12 Update- while I was able to register the first time- I just tried a second account and got a message this class is not geared for teachers in the United States)   Google is sponsoring a free online course Google Basics for Education. It runs from November 18 to December 19.  Here is the […]


After reading a post on TeachersFirst, it got me thinking about the National Geographic site.  Here there is something for everyone- news events on their homepage- and check out the Education teaching resources page for activities, lessons, and Project Based learning.


It has been 5 months since DEN2014-Nashville, yet I think about it daily. My teaching life has forever changed after an incredible week of  high energy, wonderful, people who were so willing to share their knowledge with me so I can share with others. The amount of technology was mind-boggling to me. I heard about […]

Where in the world is…

No, not Carmen Sandiego but rather, do you know where you are in GeoGuesser?  While I have played with this before (and I will not reveal my scores), I thought I had posted it.  I was reminded of this Google Street view application today while I was viewing many of the tweets from the GAFE […]

Write On!

“How putting pen to paper can keep both kids and adults sharp” This article was authored by Melinda Wenner Moyer and was published in Parade Magazine on September 21, 2014. When was the last time you wrote something–a note to a friend, a proposal for work–by hand?  Today, typing has become a nearly ubiquitous method […]