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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Teachable Moments

The way I see it, one of the biggest advantage of Makerspaces is that is provides an open ended space where students can design a solution to a real life teachable moment.  There is no way to anticipate what that teachable moment will be.  That is why Makerspaces are perfect. Students desperately need Makerspaces, teachable spaces that can answer those teachable moments, where the solution requires ingenuity and creativity.  (Click on continue reading)

FREE PICADEMY NORTH AMERICA

Whether you are new to Raspberry Pi, or not,  you will come away with new knowledge, confidence, camaraderie, at least one idea you can’t wait to implement back in the classroom, and an unleashed geekiness you never knew existed in you. I encourage you, from those who have heard about Raspberry Pi and want to learn more, to those that have familiarity with Raspberry Pi looking for ways to extend its integration within your curriculum back to school, APPLY!  ITS FREE!  ITS FUN! ITS EDUCATIONAL!  Click below for more info and link to application

FREE Make Makey Educators Guide is HERE!

Do you have Makey Makeys at your school and not sure where to get started?  Have you done the banana piano and wondering what to do next? Looking for resources to take your Makey Makeys to the next level?  Download the FREE Makey Makey Educators Guide from JoyLabz/Makey Makey just released today.  The guide contains easy step by step instructions with pictures to get you started.   Also, lesson ideas that go “beyond the piano”, storage and organization tips,  and Makey Makey community resources. Additionally a section detailing how Makey Makey supports a variety of educational standards including CCSS, ISTE, STL, NGSS, and 21st Century Learning.  Makey Makey is a great tool to diversify learning through technology across the curriculum.
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