Modeling by Example20200718030232

Modeling by Example

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....
Reflect20200716023931

Reflect

When I was a kid, I used to fall asleep in the car every time my family took even a short trip. I’d settle in, close my eyes, and magically end up at ...
Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think20200716023550

Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think

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

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

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...
STEM: It’s All About the HOW20200716021926

STEM: It’s All About the HOW

As an educator, there are many different trends and words that seem to make the rounds through our world of education.  The same seems to be true...
Becoming a Google Certified Educator20200716021239

Becoming a Google Certified Educator

Guest contributor Amber Anania (@msanania) is a 7th grade language arts teacher at Westfield Middle School who recently became a Google Certified Educ...
Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators20200716015845

Taking Time this Summer is an Absolute NEED for Educators

Burn-out: fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity (Dictionary.com, 2017) We have all been ...
Reflections of a CEO20200716015109

Reflections of a CEO

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I always envisioned starting an article about a personal experience in my life with those particu...
Saving Money While Spending Money20200716013904

Saving Money While Spending Money

One way to upgrade your school network infrastructure is by tapping into the dollars available via the federal E-Rate program that is administered by ...