Columbus Day

Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October (this year, October 14th), remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.   Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator … Continue reading

classroom management / History / teaching / Tech / Tech ed / Web 2.0

Technology in Schools: A Brief History

I have a special treat for you today–a bit of history, compliments of a dear efriend, Janet Abercrombie of Expat Educator. Janet teaches math, but in a refreshingly nontraditional manner. She has given me countless ideas for integrating tech into math (or ‘maths’ as they say outside the US). She just finished up a teaching … Continue reading

Geography / Google Earth / History / kidpix / lesson plans / projects / second grade

#42: Where Did I Come From?

Students find their country of origin on Google Earth and grab a screen shot of it. Save to their computer. Import it into KidPix and add the country flag and student name. Students learn about importing data from one program to another with this project. –from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Preview available … Continue reading