Monthly Archives: January 2013

S.O.S: Get VENN-y With It!

S.O.S: Get VENN-y With It!

Welcome to week 13 of our Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our new S.O.S series to provide help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Get VENN-y With It PDF Version Background According to Marzano, one high yield instructional strategy is helping students identify similarities and differences. In Harvey Silver’s book Compare and

Things I Think You Should Read

If you’ve followed this series of posts, you know that I usually include anywhere from four to six articles and blog posts that I find compelling.  For this issues, I’m simply sharing one post.  However, this one post contains the ten most-tweeted education posts from  The topics range from Twitter to Homework to The

Who’s the Boss

From a Diigo list I came across an article with Tony Danza about his year teaching English at Northeast High in Philadelphia.  The title of his book drew me in, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had.  I have to admit I didn’t watch his show, Teach, or even know it aired. 

Register Today for the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery!

Hello and Happy New Year! Let’s kick this year off right with a Day of Discovery in sunny Florida!  We are very pleased to invite you to the FETC Pre-Conference Day of Discovery in Orlando in a few weeks and we hope you all can join us! This interactive day of free professional development will

Digital Storytelling Hangout w/Kathy Schrock

Join Us for a Hangout Thursday, January 10 7:00 PM ET  Join Kathy Schrock and digital storytelling experts Midge Frazel and Joe Brennan as they discuss the benefits of digital storytelling in the classroom.  Register for event and reminders.   Why should teachers utilize digital storytelling in their classroom and what content areas fit best? What

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January 2013: Digital storytelling and the CCSS

One of the perks of teaching for the Wilkes/Discovery Master’s program (besides the great students I come in contact with) is my access to the online library databases at Wilkes University.  In library school, I still remember signing on to the ERIC databases, via an acoustic coupler, for a total of fifteen minutes of online

Haiku Deck and iMovie Mashup

I love Haiku Deck and as I was designing our school video, I realized that Haiku Deck could provide something that iMovie couldn’t. As you watch the video, you will realize that I took the picture of the beginning of the video to use in the Haiku Deck.  Here are the steps of the Haiku