Making Connections20200718031836

Making Connections

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
Every person’s set of life experiences are very different. Recognizing this in our daily interactions with kids can really go a long way in making us ...
Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer’s Guide20200718031433

Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer’s Guide

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
I can never walk past a set of coin-operated binoculars without dropping a coin in the slot. There is something about the novelty of what awaits on th...
Producing the Future20200718031050

Producing the Future

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
Bees. Cows. Factories. What do all these things have in common? They make stuff. Bees make honey. Cows make milk. Factories make goods. All of these i...
For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving20200718030632

For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
Sharing a stick of gum is far from scary. Giving something you have to another person is an act that demonstrates empathy and compassion, even if it i...
Modeling by Example20200718030232

Modeling by Example

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
How can we teach students to use technology in a responsible way?  The answer to that question is tricky. Digital citizenship has so many facets....
Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think20200716023550

Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
The Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz taught us that, even if at times we don’t believe it, we are all capable of deep and rational thought. The irony i...
Google CS First: First Impressions from a Tech Integration Specialist20200716023026

Google CS First: First Impressions from a Tech Integration Specialist

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
In this guest post, TIS Brooke Hall (@BrookeHallTIS) describes her first encounters with CS First by Google. Brooke attended a workshop to learn more ...
Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived20200716022252

Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
This post is about collaboration, and as I explored many different angles to find an example or analogy that illustrates what it truly means, I realiz...
Becoming a Google Certified Educator20200716021239

Becoming a Google Certified Educator

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
Guest contributor Amber Anania (@msanania) is a 7th grade language arts teacher at Westfield Middle School who recently became a Google Certified Educ...
Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure20200715162411

Mindset Shift: Gearing Up for Failure

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
While watching the Indy 500, I began wondering how the amazing drivers got their start. I imagine my two daughters each tucked inside the cockpit of t...
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