Author Archives: Robin Talkowski

Hurricanes? Politics? Stock Market?

How many of your students watch, listen, or read about important events happening in the United States and the world? If they are like my students and my children, knowledge of current events is extremely limited. Flocabulary is a great tool to use in your classroom to quickly review the week’s happenings through The Week

ISTE Resources

Since I was unable to attend ISTE this year, I was excited to see a link to some webcasts and keynotes on Richard Byrne’s blog “Free Technology for Teachers.” I am looking forward to checking out some of the great things I missed and thought you might want to as well. ISTE Resources

DEN Stars Shine at Massachusetts Reading Conference

“Engage, Enrich, and Instruct using Technology in the Middle School Classroom” was the topic presented by Massachusetts DEN Stars, Rachel Leblanc and Robin Talkowski, along with their colleague Alison Breaux at the recent Massachusetts Reading Association Conference, “Setting Sail for New Horizons in Literacy.” Storybird, Glogster, TweenTribune,  Flocabulary, and Voki along with the AFI Curriculum

Web 2.0 Tools That Will Inspire

Spring has Arrived!! Let’s talk about some Web 2.0 Tools that will inspire Creative and Colorful Projects to pop up in your Classroom Students love to learn new ways of expressing themselves and finding new creative outlets. We have heard of some of the popular Web 2.0 tools that are classroom friendly like Wordle, Voicethread,

EdCamp Boston Registration Open

Registration is now open for the EdCamp Boston unconference scheduled for May 7 at Microsoft NERD. It is designed to provide a forum for participants to explore and share k-12 issues and ideas. They have posted the following on their website. Registration open! Posted by dancallahan on March 8th, 2011 It’s two months until the

If you love TED Talks …

TED Talks recently posted this on Facebook. Check out the link. Announced at TED2011: The launch of an online forum, the TED-Ed Brain Trust. We’re seeking the expertise of educators, students, organizations, filmmakers & other creative professionals to guide, galvanize & ultimately lead this initiative. To express your interest in joining the TED-ED Brain Trust,

Encourage the Love of Learning with These Sites!

I am always interested in finding ways to stimulate a child’s curiosity. To really spark their interest and perhaps expose a new area they would like to explore. I have found two sites that offer students an opportunity to learn about current events as well as a variety of topics that are designed for young

Food for Thought

Can gaming change the world? This TED Talk raises some interesting ideas about the power of games. This presentation begs the question … How can educators use the aspects of games that make them so engaging in our instruction.