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Use an iPad to enhance your teaching. The educational potential of this technology is being utilized more and more. It’s a great way to engage your students. Continue reading

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PowerPoint or PowerPointless

There seems to be some controversy raging over the use of so-called ‘presentation software’ such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint and others.In 2003, National Public Radio estimated that there were approximately 10 million computers in primary and secondary schools equipped with Microsoft’s … Continue reading

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Science and Technology in the Classroom

In the time of the iPhone, tablet computers and shrinking portable music players, science and technology in the classroom have gone into overdrive. Schools are now requiring students, as young as elementary-age, to have laptops in the classroom. What will … Continue reading

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Instructional Technology in the Classroom: The Basics

 Instructional technology in the classroom is an innovative way to use the computer to motivate your students to learn. Using electronic means, you can teach your students how to search and interpret information and how to use computers for various … Continue reading

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TXT Me L8r!

FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U… Read More


You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More


Science Through Literature in Inner City Schools

It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles.  I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More

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