• Techie Wonderland

    IPhones ring Are you listening In the room, iPads glisten A beautiful sight, we’re happy Tonight Walking in a techie wonderland Gone away…

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  • NEISTE Webinar Series

    “School Fuel” Matt Mervis Thursday, December 19th at 7…

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  • Quest For a Mobile Language Lab Solution

    As a former Spanish language teacher, my experience of integrating technology into my Spanish teaching has not yet included mobile technologies. Six years ago, I left a computer…

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  • 20 Education Technology Tools Everybody Should Know About

    Although educators tend to feel like they are left all on their own to deal with students that are getting crazier by the day, there are plenty of technology…

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  • Building Learning Communities

    This morning’s #satchat initially focused on the faculty meeting, but quickly turned into a powerful discussion about learning communities. I want to capture the essential points I gained so…

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  • IFTTT: A Recipe For Organization

    If This, Then That (IFTTT) is a service that allows you to make connections between different sites, apps, and other technology. It allows you to create recipes that when…

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  • Genius Hour Reviewed

    For several weeks the topic of conversation in our classroom surrounded our trial of Genius Hour.  Students were excited about being given the time and opportunity to pursue topics…

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  • Making Connections

    A month or so ago, I attended a Common Core conference at UMass Boston, and if you remember correctly, I said there was so much…

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  • PARCC Will Replace MCAS For Most BPS Students

    In case you missed it in the news last week, the Massachusetts Board of Education voted to accept a two-year transition plan to the PARCC assessment. The original plan…

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  • App Inventor Boot Camp in Western Mass

      App Inventor Boot Camp was a summer professional development experience for teachers to learn MIT App Inventor, a free visual blocks-based programming system for Android mobile devices that can…

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  • Simplifying the Hunt

    Our students need to see themselves as readers. Reading needs to be part of who they are and, fortunately, our ever-changing digital world makes this endeavor both possible and…

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  • Trying Something New

    We summer staff watch the annual building renovations with excitement and apprehension. Will all of these new “improvements” work like we hope they will? Will they be finished in…

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