"As a child I walked with noisy fingers along the hemline for so many meadows back home." - Jewel
I love to read poetry for many reasons, but some that strike me as being the most important are:
- Reading poetry relaxes me.
- Reading poetry makes me laugh!...
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc.
Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a...Read More.
It's been a long time since I was in elementary school. But I can remember it like it was yesterday.
I wasn't the cutest, skinniest or best-dressed girl. I wasn't even a popular girl, but I had an advantage; I could sing like "...Read More.
This past week, a tremendous opportunity to participate and view presentations from educators around the world happened on the web. The annual presentation is called the Global Education Conference. I'm glad that I took time to check into...Read More.
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Smith
It's about that time of year: the turning of the leaves, the excitement of the holidays . . . the falling behind in your process.Read More.
The mobile learning revolution is alive and growing in popularity every day. When schools move toward mobile learning in the classroom, they can take advantage of electronic devices such as tablets and cell phones that offer portability and ease of use. Mobile learning technologies can offer...Read More.
The challenges facing a new teacher are clear: how to write a strong lesson plan, how to master the fine art of lesson delivery and how to keep kids engaged in a positive classroom environment are all high on the list. Add to that list the addition of mastering the use of technology tools to...Read More.
A few weeks ago I was listening to one of my favorite classical radio stations and heard the DJ mention that a famous pianist likes to say he is a "painter at the piano." I thought it was a great metaphor to describe the way many artists and professionals feel about the tools of their work. For...Read More.
Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET, I host New Teacher Chat (Read More.
This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month, with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book chats, and more. During this month, educators in the U.S. and globally will have...Read More.