Author Archives: Lynn Reedy

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

Designed for students in grades 3-5, Digital Passport consists of free web-based games and videos to engage students in learning about how to use the internet.  There are five modules that students can complete to earn badges toward a Digital Passport.  Teachers create student accounts and can receive reports on student’s progress and success.  The

Virtual Field Trips

Here are some virtual field trips that are worth exploring: Polar Husky Programming: Free to the entire K-12 community, explore Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of natural and social sciences while experiencing the cultures of the Arctic. Global Trek: Created by Scholastic, students can

Discovery Educator Network= A PLN You Cannot Live Without!

This is Open House at the DEN and I cannot say enough about how much this powerful network has increased my professional learning network. The very first DE event I attended was in Memphis, TN over eight years ago. I was amazed at all of the resources that Discovery Education provided me with my position

Resources for Common Core State Standards

I just recently ran across an educator’s guide from Edutopia about the various resources for understanding the Common Core State Standards. The links they provided are very helpful and include links to videos as well. If you have a tablet or iPad, two amazing apps for Common Core are Edutater Core Standards and MasteryConnect.

EdWeb- Another Excellent PLC

I recently stumbled upon and I cannot say enough great things about it.  In the short time I have become a member, I have attended several webinars with my teachers, watched archived sessions that I missed, made connections with other educators, and provided resources to my district about Common Core Standards. The membership is

Mimio New England Virtual Users Group

  I have been very fortunate to work with various Mimio products in the Stafford Public School District as an Instructional Technology Specialist. The teachers I work with are sharing resources and ideas and students have this Mimio experience in every classroom from grades Pre-K through grade 12.  I have also had the opportunity to

All New Webinars from DE- Check them Out!

Jumping into the Digital Stream- Tuesday, September 27 at 7 EST Introduction to lesson plans and some of our favorite web 2.0 sites that you can put to use in your classroom tomorrow Clean Up your Act- Tuesday, October 11 at 7 EST Learn new and creative ways to go reduce the paper and increase

Have You Tried the ASSIST App?

ASSIST is an iPod Touch/iPad app enabling teachers to collect assessment data for summative, common, and formative assessments. With the ASSIST app the iPod Touch and iPad are a Mobile Teaching and Assessment Platform. ALL In Learning provides the framework for utilizing ASSIST effectively in its professional development seminar. How does it work? Download the


There are many upcoming CECA events that you might be interested in: Join the Groton Public School System for a day of collaboration, new ideas, and demonstrations of the latest in interactive technology for educators. Board The ActivClassroom in Motion, a 36-foot, technology-enabled RV, for first-hand experience. Only $45 for the day including light breakfast