Tag Archives : EdTech


ASCC 02: How Social Media Can Fuel Learning In the Classroom

This second featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the middle school life skills classroom of Taylor Barczyk at Brownell Middle School. When tapping into the life of a middle school students, it is apparent that they are constantly on their mobile devices. Parents, teachers, and others regularly wonder, “what are they doing?” They […]


ASCC 01: Teaching Kids to Keyboard With Typing.com

This first featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections (ASCC) comes to us from the grade three library media class of Cathy Sullivan at Kerby Elementary School. The days of video and book-based programs only for learning to type are now ones of the past. With the availability of free web-based tools and instantaneous feedback provided […]


How to Trim Part of a YouTube Video and Play Back a Specific Time Range Clip 2

Many teachers want to use video in their classrooms, but may not always want a full-length video to play. Follow these instructions to get just a segment of a video and automatically play only that clip. Viral videos, instructional flipped-classroom videos, and videos to illustrate concepts. These are a few examples of how teachers are […]


8 Ideas For Using QR Codes at Parent-Teacher Conferences

QR Codes help us pass along information quickly using mobile devices, and they are seemingly everywhere. With the short amount of time teachers have to spend with families during conferences, QR Codes can help readily share general information with parents while they wait their turn to meet their child’s teacher.   What Are QR Codes? QR Codes […]


Teacher Leadership Challenge | March 31, 2014

This multipart series is intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online, through blogging, and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a prompt […]


Teacher Leadership Challenge | March 10, 2014

This multipart series is intended to help teachers grow their leadership practice and ignite conversations about education online, through blogging, and in person. The goal of a teacher leader is to improve the learning of all students through their efforts, collaboration, and influence. The 2014 Teacher Leadership Challenge is a weekly installment activity that poses a prompt […]


Three Ways Teachers Are Learning From Other Teachers in 2014

As technology has evolved to the level of mobile computing and web-based apps, the popularity of educational technology has soared. Demands for workshops on apps, interactive whiteboards, and mobile devices has never been greater; however, the classic model of professional development for teachers has not been able to keep up. Sending teachers to a specific […]