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Searching Google

Posted by Paige on September 6, 2011 in Technology, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized |

I recently read an article (I’m sorry I don’t have the link handy) whereby a study was done that showed graduating high school students have no idea how to effectively search information. Part of the problem is that many teachers don’t know how to search. Here’s a great post that not only gives some tips for searching with Google but also a bunch of other Google uses. I use Google extensively and am always shocked when people pay for services that Google freely offrers for free… Continue reading

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Is Your Classroom Behind The Times?

Posted by Paige on August 31, 2011 in Technology |

17 Signs Your Classroom is Behind the Times is a cute post with some helpful ideas to bring your classroom into the 21st Century. Be sure and read the comments as there are good tips there as well!… Continue reading

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YouTube Okay For Gov’t, But Not Kids

Posted by Paige on September 23, 2009 in Rants, Technology |

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I have to applaud the federal government being for being so with the times by starting their new site Apps.gov. However, am I the only one who sees the irony with the fact that YouTube is prominently posted under their Social Media Apps section, yet pretty much no school site in America can access YouTube? So YouTube is too evil for our schools, but not to evil for our… Continue reading

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Student Blogging

Posted by Paige on September 20, 2009 in Best Practices, Technology |

blogsAh, it’s been far too long since I’ve been able to sit down and devote my time to a really good post. Well, better late than never. 🙂

So what’s been keeping me so busy? I now have 145 student blogs up and running. Whew! I can tell you that many times over the past couple of weeks I kept asking myself if I was out of my mind! When I came up with the idea of setting my students up with blogs I figured I would start with two… Continue reading

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Summer Reflections and Conclusions

Posted by Paige on August 28, 2009 in Rants, Technology |

You know the saying from Of Mice & Men, “The best laid plans…”, well that’s sort of what my summer was like. I originally thought it would be my typical: lay by the pool, read a ton of books on my Kindle, watch the 200 TED’s that are sitting in my iTunes, and generally relax. Unfortunately not one of those things occurred, but what did occur was an amazing amount of learning. So when I received the principal’s welcome back letter today I realized it’s time for some reflection and… Continue reading

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