Linking to learning

March 7, 2019

Using Google Earth across the curriculum

Measure how Alaska’s glaciers have receded. See how a New York City block has changed since 1930. Trace Marco Polo’s journey through Asia. Google Earth is a powerful online tool that enables you to integrate mapping into nearly every subject you teach.

January 3, 2019

Helping students boost typing skills

Explicitly teaching typing skills has gone out of fashion along with the typewriter, but the need to type fluently is still very much in demand. There are some excellent typing programs online that you can access with your class.

November 1, 2018

Building a classroom website

There are many benefits to having a classroom website that your students and parents can view. With today’s tools, there’s no coding involved, and you can build a site that’s both functional and elegant quickly and easily.

September 6, 2018

Finding primary sources online

When locating materials to use in the classroom, high-quality resources are a must. Many well-known and respected organizations have fully digitized their collections of primary sources and made them available free of charge, so they’re a great place to start.

July 5, 2018

Best face-to-face PD opportunities

While online technology courses are convenient, face-to-face opportunities are still important. Meeting and establishing connections with colleagues can help build community and allow for networking and camaraderie — outcomes not easily achieved when communicating over a screen.

May 3, 2018

Coding for students

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language, because it teaches you how to think,” said Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple. He made that remark in 1995, but schools are now catching up with his line of thought.

March 1, 2018

Pros and cons of Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an online learning management system designed for schools. Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of using it.

January 4, 2018

Using a 3D printer in your classroom

You may be curious about how to integrate a 3D printer in your classroom. But aren’t they expensive, difficult to learn and only for the most tech-savvy teachers? The answer is no, at least not anymore.

November 2, 2017

Using leveled reading sites

When it comes to selecting texts for whatever subject we teach, reaching all students can be a challenge, to say the least. One solution lies in websites that offer high-quality texts at different reading levels.

September 7, 2017

Technology standards for educators

This past June, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled new standards for educators that can serve as a roadmap to integrate technology in your classroom.

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