Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs

Incredible #Bloomstaxonomy resource from Global Digital Citizenship and Andrew Churches.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Technology in Early Childhood, Reggio Inspired Classrooms

Reggio Inspired,  Early Childhood classrooms are an amazing place to visit.  Young, inquisitive children and teachers working together, as partners, in the pursuit of learning.  While some teachers are hesitant to introduce technology and "screen time" at this age, there are a number of ways to effectively integrate technology in developmentally appropriate ways.  This presentation explores the tenets of Reggio Emilia teaching in Early Childhood through a 21st century lens.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Top 3 FREE Curriculum Resources (you probably didn't know about!)

In doing research for an upcoming unit on Nutrition, I came across these great resources from the USDA.  Their Choose My Plate curriculum is number 1 on this list of FREE curriculum resources! After that, I was on a mission to find what other resources I could find and share.

1.  The Serving Up MyPlate curriculum is designed for 3 different levels, 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, and 5th and 6th.  They also have an early childhood and Kindergarten program as well.  You can order free teacher's guides as well as posters, parent handouts, and sets of emergent readers!

2.  Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Dental Health Curriculum.  This kit is designed for students in Pre-K through 1st grade and includes a video, posters, storybooks, teacher's guide, and toothbrush and toothpaste samples for each student.  Order yours here!

You can also download their free app!! 

3.  GIA Kids.  Get a few new ideas for your Rocks and Minerals unit with the "Story of a Gem: How Stones Become Rock Stars."  Explore their website  and download their curriculum for students in grades 3-5.  It includes 4 inquiry-based, hands on, standards based lessons.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Need Math symbols on the iPad? Problem solved!

Math teachers rejoice!  The Math Keyboard is free today on @appsgonefree.  Easy to install, just download the app, and follow the directions that pop up. The keyboard can be accessed in any app including gDocs!

math keyboard in gDocs
directions from app

Friday, February 13, 2015

A FREE Unconference: The Intersection of Literacy & Technology

LitWorld and VoiceThread are partnering to bring "Novel Ideas: An Unconference," to teachers in the NYC metro area.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 28th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The unconference will be held at the Flatiron Hotel in their beautiful living room and loft area.  The space accomodates 75, so spots are limited. Read more about this FREE unconference, pitch ideas, and register HERE.  
Hope to see you there!