Padlet with Purpose

I recently shared Padlet with BTSA Lead Support Providers as a way to communicate, discuss, and collaborate with their cohorts. Even more recently, a few teachers from Sierra Vista Middle School took it to the next level, using it in their classrooms. Mrs. Ralston (see picture below) and Mrs. Patrick used Padlet with iPads to have students post responses, linked it…

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Venti, extra hot, no whip, Non-fiction

Last week I attended the Apple Distinguished Educators presentation on “Enhancing Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum.”  Subtext ($free) and Creative Book Builders ($3.99 but worth it) were two new apps  that caught my eye, but the show-stoppers for me were the non-fiction archive sites they shared. There are so many opportunities for teachers to add non-fiction into their…

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Common Sense?

Teaching kids and even one another how to appropriately communicate and act in an online setting is so important as we move into our future. It seems like common sense, but is it really? We have heard so many horror stories lately in the news about teacher student relationships, I think taking a step back…

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Donors Choo-Choo Choose Me!

Interested in getting technology or materials for  your classroom donated? Create a free account at Donors Choose ! This is a website that allows anyone, including many big investors and businesses, to donate money towards items for your classroom. In just a few minutes you can set up your account, tell the story of your class or…

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