Make a Great Old-School Lesson Better with Technology

On January 1, I subjected myself to the horror of reading edu-Twitter, where people were coming up with the #oneword for 2018. So many were great words—mindfulness, belief, commitment. But then there were the ones that made me roll my eyes—”technology”, “1to1learning” (which isn’t even one word, it’s four!), and “paperless”. Technology is great. But it isn’t a cure-all in education. Technology can enhance a … Continue reading Make a Great Old-School Lesson Better with Technology

Three Ways Google Mapping Can Help You in the Classroom

I’ve been a huge advocate for the use of online digital mapping the classroom ever since Google Earth was released as a desktop version back in 2006. Since then, Google has made sincere efforts to improve the quality and ease of their mapping, so that now I can say with confidence that you do not need to be a Google Earth Guru to use it … Continue reading Three Ways Google Mapping Can Help You in the Classroom

Educator Spotlight: Virtual Classroom Adventures

Peter Cameron, this week’s Educator of the Week, uses video chat software and other connective technology to teach his students real-world geography and to empower them as global citizens. Peter teaches fifth and sixth grades at St. Elizabeth School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Get involved in Peter’s global educational projects and … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Virtual Classroom Adventures

Educator of the Week Shares Pen Pal Programming Activity

Sarah Venkatesh is a technology integration specialist at a K-8 independent school  in Austin, Texas. One class she currently teaches is Global Citizens, a required 5th grade class that is a fusion of study skills, current events, and technology and enhances curriculum from math, science, and global studies classes. Activity: Programming Interactive Cultural Greeting Cards Grade Level: 5th Time Commitment: Several weeks for the whole … Continue reading Educator of the Week Shares Pen Pal Programming Activity