April 2020 #2

Remember, we are in new territory, take care of yourself physically & just as important, take care of yourself emotionally. Every journey begins with a simple step Keep it Simple Pixabay image by Pexels Recently, a teacher shared that he was virtually reading, Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar to his […]

Earth Day 2020 Celebration

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated in inaugural events at elementary and secondary schools, universities, and community sites across the United States.  As a result of Earth Day 1970, the U.S. government created the EPA (1970) and enacted the Clean Air Act (1970), Clean Water […]

April 2020 #1

Remember, we are in new territory, take care of yourself physically & just as important, take care of yourself emotionally. Every journey begins with a simple step Keep it Simple Pixabay image by Pexels [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] APP NEWS Create an engaging, student-friendly digital choice board with Google Slides. Watch the walk-through at TCEA […]

Google for Education Resources

The Google for Education Team has developed a plethora of resources (shared below) to support learning communities during the CoVid19 crisis. Also, visit the Teaching Resources page At Google for Education where you can “explore resources and tools created by Google to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip your students with digital skills.” Distance […]

Learning Edge March 2020 #1

KEEP READING [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] APP NEWS Experiments with Google “AI Experiments is a showcase for simple experiments that make it easier for anyone to start exploring machine learning, through pictures, drawings, language, music, and more.” Google AI Experiments Check out AI + Writing, AI + Drawing, AI + Music and more at AI […]

Digital Citizenship

“Digital Citizenship is character education in a networked world”  –  MediaSmarts Responsible digital citizenship includes the ability to use the Internet safely. Knowledge and awareness are the building blocks of this new responsibility and a source of self-protection for young people who explore the world online. The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA),  mandates schools to […]

Digital Learning Day 2020

Celebrate Digital Learning Year Round! Digital Learning Day, (officially February 27th), is a nationwide celebration that started in 2012, as a way to actively spread innovative practices and to ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning! […]

Read Across America 2020

The National Education Association began Read Across America in 1997 as a year-round initiative to encourage students to read. To highlight this effort, each year on March 2nd, Read Across America Day is celebrated in schools in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  Celebrations include special guest readers, student-led read-alouds, Stop, Drop, & Read times and […]

Learning Edge February 2020 #2

“Teachers are memorable. If you are a teacher, that means someone will think specifically about you and say your name 50 years from now. Let that sink in.” Trevor Muir [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] [/col] [col size=”6″]   Listen to Trevor Muir’s words on our lasting impact on students at The Epic Classroom [/col] [/row] […]

Computer Science in Colorado

“Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and […]

Learning Edge February 2020 #1

[row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] [/col] [col size=”6″] “Teachers are memorable. If you are a teacher, that means someone will think specifically about you and say your name 50 years from now. Let that sink in.” Trevor Muir Listen to Trevor Muir’s words on our lasting impact on students at The Epic Classroom [/col] [/row] [row […]

Black History Month

Black History Month originated from the work of Carter G. Woodson in 1925 and was first celebrated in 1926 as a week-long celebration.  In 1976, President Ford proclaimed the month an official celebration to recognize and honor the amazing contributions, achievements, and impact African Americans have made in the United States and around the world. […]

Cultivating a Culture of Readers

Cultivating a Culture of Readers with Innovative Technology No matter the grade level, we as educators seek encouraging and motivating opportunities for our students to discover the joy of reading.  Join the conversation as we share innovative ways to use technology to cultivate a culture of readers!   “…create reading experiences that inspire all children […]

Learning Edge January 2020 #2

Happy New Year! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] APP NEWS Web Tools to Help Teachers Create Digital Quizzes Visit Educational Technology and Mobile Learning for a list of digital quiz making tools. Of course, Kahoot is on the list! What’s Your Favorite App? What is your favorite app? Please share your favorite applications or websites that […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated across our nation to honor one of the most influential and iconic leaders of the civil rights movement. “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through […]

Learning Edge January 2020 #1

Happy New Year! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] APP NEWS Book Creator If you haven’t tried Book Creator you are missing out on a fantastic app with endless possibilities! This content creation app developed over 5 years ago continues to improve. Creating fiction/nonfiction books with images and embedded audio, interactive portfolios, comic books, and journals are […]

Learning Edge December 2019 #2

Season’s Greetings! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”][col size=”6″] APP NEWS Use your phone as a remote   What’s Your Favorite App? What is your favorite app? Please share your favorite applications or websites that you use with students at What’s Your App?  Watch for your submission to be featured in APP NEWS  soon! Additional digital learning resources/apps […]

Learning Edge December 2019 #1

December 2019 Season’s Greetings! It’s that time of year filled with events, celebrations, and activities that make it difficult to keep students focused on learning. So, instead of fighting it, embrace the excitement in your classroom for student learning. Here are two blogs regarding student distraction and how to keep learning engagement happening.  Student Distraction and […]

Learning Edge November #2

THANK YOU! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being amazing educators dedicated to students and their learning. Thank you for your time, energy, and devotion to education.   Thank you for joining colleagues at COllapporative networking meetups and attending professional learning workshops to collaborate and share your innovative ideas with your colleagues. Pass it on and say […]