Engaging Students Through Competitions, Contests and Code

Pat Yongpradit, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, is now Director of Education for Code.org. He has a track record for helping girls become interested in STEM and programming. In this example, his student, Anh Vo, created a game for the Magic Cup Kodu Cup Challenge 2013. She created a game about cleaning waste water from factories […]

Pat Yongpradit-teacher

Vicki will be giving an 3iTalk at the BAMMY awards and is a finalist for an award.  Learn more about this honor presented by The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences at this website. The honorees will be announced next Saturday at that time. Look for the video to be posted later.


Date: September 27, 2014
Appearance: Bammy Awards 2014
Outlet: 2014 BAMMY Awards
Location: Washington, D.C.
Format: Other

Project Based Learning with a Purpose with @mrgfactoftheday

With only 1 in 10 schools offering coding in the USA, Josh Gauthier is one teacher using coding to engage students in learning. He finds learning how to new things in order to engage students is worth the time and money invested. Add Josh Gauthier to your PLN @mrgfactoftheday Mr. Gauthier’s Tech Chats Josh Gauthier […]

Project based learning

15+ Teaching Ideas to Get You Excited About Teaching

Our classrooms are full of ones. Not hundreds not hundreds of thousands – – not millions — but there are millions of ONEs. Each child is unique. Each child is an individual. So are you teachers! We don’t do all the things quite the same. I read a great quote from Beth Moore that represents […]

Alaska Society for Technology in Education

Date: February 22, 2015
Event: Alaska Society for Technology in Education
Topic: Alaska Society for Technology in Education
Sponsor: Alaska Society for Technology in Education
Public: Public

Reinventing Writing: How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful Student Writing Communities

Date: October 22, 2014—October 22, 2014
Time: 02:30-03:30 pm
Event: MISBO Webinar
Topic: Reinventing Writing: How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful Student Writing Communities
Sponsor: Mid-South Independent School Business Officers
Dianne Sagaas 404-921-3812
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as […]

note taking skills

Drama in the Classroom Activities: 2 Examples with Bellringers

Get a costume box. Get some creativity. Do drama and learn! Here’s how. I have a costume box in my room and it is AWESOME. This time of year is THE TIME I add to it because of all of the Halloween costumery out there. (Mark your calendar for the day after the event — […]

You can do drama in the classroom and learn.

The H&R Block Budget Challenge: Giving Away Scholarships as Kids Learn Financial Literacy

The H&R Budget Challenge will teach US kids aged 14 and up about real world financial skills as they compete to win scholarships & learn about money. Students need to understand financial skills but it is hard to teach these until students are out in the real world spending real money and making perhaps really […]

H&R Block Budget Challenge