Nov 17, 2017
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.
Nov 10, 2017
CoSN educators and technology professionals recently went on a trip to New Zealand to meet with government officials, local leaders and educators to get an insight into the country's education system and its policies. Members of the delegation have been encouraged to document their experiences in a blog. These are some of the highlights and insights from an exciting and interesting trip.
Nov 03, 2017
Dear 2013 Me,
I know you are very prepared and working hard to make everything perfect. But a lot has changed over the past four years, and I wanted to write you this letter to share advice on topics that you may not have thought of.
Oct 27, 2017
For years, I have been giving presentations on “Working Smarter, Not Harder: Tech Tools for Administrators.” While this talk has been aimed at school administrators, it has tools for anyone working in a school setting or anyone who is trying to streamline their workday. I have always enjoyed technology and the ability to utilize it for “good,” so anything that helps in that respect is a win for me!
Oct 20, 2017
Each month we publish blogs
and several newsletters
full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.
Oct 13, 2017
You thought we needed character education before? Just wait.
We would like traditional character education to be so solid in its perspective that it can survive modern times without much modification. But the character education we have grown up with began during simpler, far less technological times. The reality is that the extreme nature of today’s technology is challenging the relevance of character education in its current form.
Oct 06, 2017
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign held during the month of October to unite communities to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. In order to help you prevent bullying, we’ve collected resources you can use in your classrooms and schools.
Sep 29, 2017
When a new school year starts, it is not uncommon to see old computer labs converted to state-of-the-art STEM labs or Chromebooks, iPads, laptops, robots, and 3D printers throughout a building. There are many new and exciting technology tools continually at the disposal of educators. But before you partake in the latest tech tools, I encourage you to pause and reflect on how the technology impacts instruction.
Sep 22, 2017
When I first started teaching 29 years ago, being safe and secure meant having fire drills and locking windows and doors at the end of the day. How times have changed! Today, digital privacy and security have been added to the physical safety of schools. Students are becoming increasingly savvy with technology, but they may not always realize how public their online information is. Because of this, educators must learn how to teach their students online security and safety.
Sep 14, 2017
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.
Sep 08, 2017
Each month we publish blogs
and several newsletters
full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
Sep 01, 2017
As a classroom teacher, one of the most exciting aspects of starting a new school year is organizing the classroom learning spaces. Where should the desks go? Can everyone see the board properly? Can everyone move around the room easily?
Aug 25, 2017
Let's face it! Leadership is both a calling and a learned skill. Determining the best way to approach mentoring, coaching, decision making, and visioning takes specific techniques and attributes.
Aug 18, 2017
In my last post, we discussed how character education can serve as the basis for a great digital citizenship program. Now I'd like to give you practical steps you can take to implement a successful character education program in your school.
Aug 11, 2017
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.