I believe that in the age of information, ignorance is a choice. In fact, the “age of information” is really an understatement in my opinion, considering the overabundance of information available through television, public libraries, books-sharing programs, and the internet. The internet has been key to bringing us into this age of information and now […]

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Education and technology go hand-in-hand. With nearly 100% of public schools and colleges having access to the internet, many classes incorporate digital technology on a regular basis. Gym classes are no exception. Recognizing the need for physical activity and considering their profession something more than just a free play time, gym teachers are applying innovative […]

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The question that educators are always trying to answer is: ‘How do we keep students engaged in the classroom?’ With so many things vying for their attention, how do you ensure they get the most out of their learning? More and more educators are finding that tech tools are the way forward. Here are twenty […]

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I have to admit, when I look for new software for my own personal use, I am fixated on the cost and the features that are offered. While my mind races through all of the possibilities of what I can do with this software, thoughts of tech support are usually a distant afterthought. We all […]

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Are you a school administrator? Are you having trouble keeping up with all the latest education reforms?  Do you want to grow your network and knowledge base? Do you want to filter out what’s written for teachers and only tangentially mentions school administration? Boy do I have school administration resources for you. I’ve taken the […]

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Sometimes free and simple are exactly what we need. When I began my foray into graphic design and image manipulation, I wasn’t loaded and I didn’t need an overly complicated software option. I began with GIMP, a free and open-source image manipulation program that may not have been as pretty as Adobe Photoshop or InDesign, […]

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Who remembers the days of manual pencil sharpeners and writing research reports on loose-leaf notebook paper with a blue ballpoint? I do! Those were dark days, filled with lectures about margins and little red pen marks all over my paragraphs. Not to mention the lack of school administration software. It’s a miracle I survived! Now […]

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In my opinion, the most awkward part of interviewing for a job is salary negotiation. I get self-conscious when it comes to money, let alone telling someone how much I want them to pay me. I don’t want to short change myself, but at the same time I don’t want to ask for too much. […]

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“In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity—it is a prerequisite.” – Barack Obama Study after study hammers the United States on our science and math scores when compared to the rest of the world, which has […]

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I remember the first time I played a video game. I was five years old, playing with my next door neighbor until he invited me inside to play Super Mario Brothers on his Super Nintendo. Until then I had never heard of “Nintendo,” let alone of a “game console.” As soon as I picked up […]

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