Digital Rewards

Stephanie Agee As a library media specialist, during this time of quarantine, I have found my role as a support system for the teachers in my school with technology implementation. Several of the teachers have reached out asking about doing some type of digital reward system with their students online. As I searched for resources to share, I couldn’t find anything that was free or … Continue reading Digital Rewards

Access the TumbleBook Library- Free! Now Through August 31st

A big THANK YOU to the Vienna Public Library for sharing…. Tumblebooks is offering free, unlimited access to their K-6 children’s e-books through August 31st, 2020! All books are available instantly, with no holds, checkouts, or downloads needed. You can access their books from any device, and there is no limit as to how many books you are allowed to read. To access TumbleBooks, please … Continue reading Access the TumbleBook Library- Free! Now Through August 31st

And there will always, always be mathematics.

We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics.— Katherine Johnson, West Virginia native and NASA mathematician Math educators in Wood County Schools work hard to bring mathematical understanding to students throughout Wood County. And it shows… math scores … Continue reading And there will always, always be mathematics.

Inspire Girls with Herstory

Recently, we celebrated Black History Month. In much the same way that history was often not recorded, and certainly not published, women’s history in the United States was often overlooked and omitted from our collective history. Although women’s contributions were as important and influential, the history of these were often left on the cutting room floor. Each time a girl opens a book and reads … Continue reading Inspire Girls with Herstory

Celebrate Black History Month

Create engaging lessons using technology and help your students celebrate and understand the importance of Black History Month. Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States and many other countries around the world. The observance recognizes the history and important figures in the African diaspora. The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 … Continue reading Celebrate Black History Month

11 Things Students Can Do on iPads Without Wi-Fi

In the days of instant connection and constant access to the internet, we can find ourselves getting carried away in the land of the interwebs. Many of our lessons include online components, digital teaching materials that need connectivity, and online tools and manipulatives that students and teachers depend upon during instruction and work time. And then………. you hear it. Your head starts to spin and … Continue reading 11 Things Students Can Do on iPads Without Wi-Fi

How do your students view learning?

According to Mindset Scholars Network, a growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get smarter through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and help from others when needed. It is contrasted with a fixed mindset: the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait that is set in stone at birth. As educators, how … Continue reading How do your students view learning?