Category Archives: Tips
To hopefully eliminate some stress as you begin the new school year, here are the answers to 5 of the 10 most frequently asked SMART Board troubleshooting questions fielded by our instructional technology and support staff (6 – 10 will be posted tomorrow!).
1. How do I setup my SMART Board once it’s been installed?… Read more
Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom. Here are some tips and related tools to get you started.
1. Give students tools that help to build a classroom community.
Edmodo recently released a new look for their website. Many times when a website changes there’s a ton of confusion about old features, new features, and where everything is now located. Not with Edmodo! The simple and clear design makes it easy to navigate between all of the tools. So there shouldn’t be too much … Read more
Creating digital stories is an engaging activity for students as they seek the best and most creative ways to combine their own narratives with images, video, and sound. While involved in that creative process, students are also learning many of the skills required by the Common Core Standards for ELA.
Here are some tips … Read more
Using iPads in the classroom has been a popular topic over the past year, so it’s no wonder that our Learning with the iPad PD sessions continue to be a popular choice for educators looking to learn to use the iPad more effectively during daily instruction.
iPads can be used for project-based learning, assessment, flipping … Read more
How will you focus your plans for instruction next year in a way that makes an impact on the learning outcomes in your classroom? Will you enhance what you’re already doing with new technology tools or will you work to transform your instruction?
What do you do when you do not have an iPad for every student in the classroom? This is a question we get a lot. One solution is to use the iPad as a single center or station in the classroom. Check out the video below and be sure to see our entire schedule of summer … Read more
We recently posted 5 Key Skills for Using SMART Notebook. These are 5 skills you need to learn if you want to use a SMART Board and SMART Notebook. If you want to dive deeper, here are 5 more skills I’d consider for someone more familiar with the software. They are the slightly more … Read more
SAFARI Montage is a Learning Object Repository (LOR) and Digital Media and Curriculum Delivery solution. It is being adopted more and more by districts that want a single interface for accessing and managing all of their digital resources.
As with any enterprise-wide solution, there is a professional development component to help the district’s administrators and … Read more