Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tip of the Week: Google Maps & PacMan!: April 1, 2015

No, this is NOT an April Fool's joke...! You can now turn (almost) any area you locate on Google Maps into a legitimate PacMan game!  If you choose an area without enough streets it will find one for you.


Go to Google Maps, type in an address, then click the PacMan icon on the bottom lefthand corner of the screen. 

Have fun!
Waka! Waka!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Tip of the Week: Testing, Testing, Testing.. A Refreshing View: Monday, March 16, 2015

Children's author and illustrator, Peter Reynolds, is a friend and colleague of mine (North Star, Ish, The Dot, Judy Moody, Full Steam Ahead, and more!). Peter celebrates the creativity and uniqueness in all of us, but especially in children. I thought you might appreciate these two pieces of his work that deal with testing. Enjoy...

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You can find more information about Peter at the following:



Monday, March 2, 2015

Tip of the Week: The Power of Audio: Glogster: March 2, 2015

I subscribe to a Glogster blog and found this recent article worthy enough to send along to you.  I think most of us understand how audio can help students learn by reaching those audio/visual learners, but this article explains the impact it can have for ALL learners, and why..



The tool does not have to be "Glogster" .. There are many web tools that allow students and teachers to record their voices or embed music and sounds.