classroom management / K-5 Tech training / lesson plans / Product Reviews

It’s Here! K-5 Tech Curriculum Aligned with Common Core!

The educational paradigm has changed. New guidelines (most recently, the National Board of Governors Common Core Standards) expect technology to facilitate learning through collaboration, publishing, and transfer of knowledge. Educators want students to use technology to work together, share the products of their effort, and employ the skills learned in other parts of their lives. … Continue reading

iPad / keyboard shortcuts / Tech Tips

Tech Tip #106: Fastest Way to Add a Period When Typing on an IPad

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. You have to access two different screens … Continue reading

classroom management / Computer hardware / iPad / lesson plans

How to Use iPads in Your Classroom

What is an iPad? It’s a brand name—not a product—for a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple and used primarily for audio-visual media such as books, games, periodicals, movies, music, and web content. It has a keyboard, but most people maneuver with finger taps and swipes. It does less than laptops and computers, but what … Continue reading