Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Bankaroo

While attending an event with the Maryland Council for Economics Education I was speaking with a fellow educator about what tools they use in the classroom to help build financial literacy and we both shared banking ideas for the students to bank and unbank their money. The educator, told me about this website called Bankaroo. I…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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VideoNot.es

I had the opportunity to go to an EdCamp for our PDS college collaboration. While I was there I widened my professional learning network and made a lot of connections with students and teachers from around my community. I also had the opportunity to leave with a lot of extra resources too! One of my…

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Financial Literacy Vocabulary Quizlet & Tagxedo

I created a Quizlet to showcase words I would be using during a financial literacy unit. I then used the words from the list to create a fun image of a piggy bank word cloud using Tagxedo. It would be very easy to help your students will vocabulary needs. *Quick tip* Tagxedo is not supported…

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Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online.

I recently got an issue of the magazine, NEA Today (Winter 2016)  in the mail. As I was reading through the articles, and I came across one titled: Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online. This article catch my eye because of two reasons: it was an article with five tips to help students use technology…

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Barter & Trade

Barter & Trade Lesson Plan By: Casey Keenan Subject: Social Studies- Economics/Financial Literacy Grade: K-3rd Grade Objectives: SS.300.40.02 Economic Systems and the Role of Government in the Economy a.1 Identify markets that are not face-to-face meetings, such as Internet shopping, phone ordering, or catalog shopping. a.2 Describe how countries around the world trade in the…

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State Education Hashtags

Would you love to connect to educators from around the United States? I have a great list of education hashtags from each of the 50 states!  The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can…

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Technology in Education Hashtags

Need to stay on top of the technology education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession. I…

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Ever use Scoop it?

Scoop.it is part content curation tool, part social network. This website allows you to create boards of curated content based on topics you choose, share your thoughts on that content, and connect with others who have similar interests. Check out my YouTube channel, I have lots of tutorials on how to get started with technology…

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Education Hashtags – Elementary & Secondary

Want to stay on top of the elementary or secondary education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and…

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Education Hashtags – General

Want to stay on top of the education world? The best way is to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). I would start in your own building and then branch out to the world of Twitter. Here you can use hashtags to find the newest of the new, participate in Twitter chats and advance your profession….

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BoomWriter

BoomWriter is a website geared to help students publish their work; the tool is geared to 2nd to 12th grade. With the click of a button you can search and find your school or create a new profile for your school. This FREE website, BoomWriter is a great way to easily get your students writing…

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Which QR Code generator is best?

Which QR code generator is best for educators? I have been asked this questions a few times and started doing the research myself. I have used QR Code Generator  and also tried the Pro version for a trial period time. I really enjoy the features and like how it can track how many times someone scans the…

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