It’s Not Just an “Hour of Code”

by Sue Fitzgerald, Library/Media Specialist and Kirsten Wilson, Instructional Technology Coach The “Hour of Code” has proven to be a very exciting adventure for students that has just begun. The development and launch of this event was driven by students’ passion for coding and educators’ efforts to provide the opportunity. It was collaboration in itsContinue reading “It’s Not Just an “Hour of Code””

Selfless Service…

I love my profession and the colleagues that I work alongside. All year long I witness their selfless service, but this time of year their constant giving of themselves increases ten fold. While many see posts on Social Media from teachers celebrating the Thanksgiving break, the upcoming Holiday break or the occasional snow day, fewContinue reading “Selfless Service…”

#eddies13 EduBlog Nominations

This is my first year to do this and I have been a bit intimidated by the process: Best Individual Blog: Matt B Gomez Best Administrator Blog: Engaged and Relevant by Brad Currie Best Librarian Blog: The Unpretentious Librarian by Sue Fitzgerald Best Twitter Hashtag: #ArkEdChat Best Free Web Tool: Screencast-o-matic.com Best Mobile App: TouchCastContinue reading “#eddies13 EduBlog Nominations”

Thinking about what it means to be future-ready…

Recently I was asked to answer questions for a colleague regarding technology and curriculum. At the same time I was participating in a chat where a participant Tweeted, “I don’t know what the future is so I only prepare my students for today.” While I know it is true that we cannot know the future,Continue reading “Thinking about what it means to be future-ready…”

Public Education and Positive PR…

This post has been developing over time.  The seed for this was planted many years ago within my own family.  I received my formative education from public education while my siblings received theirs from private education.  While I could start from this experience to develop this post, I would rather move to the most recentContinue reading “Public Education and Positive PR…”

Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2

A Curation Epiphany As I reflect upon the last week and the start of school in the district I am privileged to be a part of, it struck me how curating has become a method of improving not only my practice but supporting other educators in theirs.  In a day and time when there isContinue reading “Content, Collaboration and Curation… Part 2”

16+ Ways for Teachers to Be Sure to Start the School Year Off Great

The new school year is almost here! It’s hard to believe.  As we get back into the routine there are a few ideas that may help. Beginning a new school year can be exciting.  When you have a plan to get started it helps make those first few days of adjustment better for both youContinue reading “16+ Ways for Teachers to Be Sure to Start the School Year Off Great”

Genius Hour… a process

In early May I jumped in with both feet and tried the “Twitter-trending” concept of “Genius Hour.” It was a learning process throughout the “pilot.” My students loved it and I can’t wait to share with others the concept of “Genius Hour.” There are a couple of things I learned in this process: 1. SurprisingContinue reading “Genius Hour… a process”

Making sense of it all…

This week the devastating acts in Boston and the horrific fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas have hit me hard. Combined with the sad loss of a local family’s father who took his own life I have been extremely heartbroken. My Husband is from the Boston area and I have walked through the locations whereContinue reading “Making sense of it all…”

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