Lesson Idea: Leafsnap! A great app to connect kids with the outside.

Looking for lesson ideas to get your kids outside and learning? Give the FREE app Leafsnap a try! Developed by Columbia University, University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Leafsnap is an interactive electronic field guide that will have your students identifying trees in no time.  Easy to use, open the app and snap a leaf from a tree. Based on the  leaf outline, the app makes a suggestion as to what type of tree this could be.

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MIT Media Lab….home of coding, makerspaces, fab labs and more.

Are you excited about your school moving towards or being a 1-1 school?  Advocate for more programming (coding) in the classroom, want to see districts leverage technology across subject matters? Want to learn more about Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and how to empower students to be the leaders of their learning?   Would you believe NONE of these movements are new? The MIT Media Lab has been the pioneer in all of these areas and it just might surprise you for how long.

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Picture of sheet music that says Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Opening Day

March, Womens’ History Month, comes to a close. As we start to say goodby to March isn’t it only appropriate that today is opening day of another exciting baseball season and the countless times “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” will be sung this year?  Why you ask?  Well, back in 1908 when Katie Casey’s beau asked her to go to a play, which he assumed a women would enjoy attending, she responded with “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”.

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iWHAT?

Once again, iTIP Ohio is  running their ITIP Ohio Summit “featuring Google Education”. Who is iTIp? Why do they not show up on an average google search? I do not get  links to their sites  except from very specific Ohio Ed Tech Agencies, but not all. The truth of the matter is this. Your tax dollars pay to fund 8 Ohio Ed Tech Agencies whose mission is to and I quote “The Ohio Educational Technology Agencies provide services that optimize the use of classroom technologies to improve student and school staff performance.”. 

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Winter Olympics Lesson and Resources

The Winter Olympics is a great reminder that we are all global citizens. Beginning Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Winter Olympics provides a great jumping point to integrate real world events into your curriculum no matter the subject area.  Following are classroom ideas and resources that can integrate within your curriculum.  
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