Category: Technology

12 Pintastic Middle School Pinterest Boards

  TWELVE middle school bloggers have gotten together to share with you their favourite Pinterest boards geared towards 6th-8th grade teachers.  We hope you enjoy this variety of ideas. Be sure to check out our other Pinterest boards while you are there. Happy Pinning! 1. Kristy from 2 Peas and

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Teacher Blogger Tip #1 Appealing Blog Design

Teacher bloggers here are a few tips to think about when designing your teacher blog. Tip #1: Have an Appealing Blog Design The first thing people see when they click on your blog is your design. If it is messy, hard to read or ill proportioned you can be guaranteed

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Middle School Collaborative Freebies Pinterest Board

I am finding it hard to find good quality middle school related freebies. But, I can’t just sit around complaining can I? No way! Several blogger friends and I have created a board just for YOU. This Pinterest board features freebies that are of good quality, and of use to middle school

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How Technology Has Changed!

  Videos are a great way to encourage class discussion.  Show these two videos  to your students. Great discussions can occur about the changing face of technology over a such a short time span. You could also have your students complete a comparison and contrast chart about their childhood versus someone who grew up

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17 Secondary Teachers to Follow on Pinterest

Why 16?  Because it’s a sweet number!  This group of teachers are some of the sweetest and kindest people out there.  Just like a sweet shop, we have lots of choice here for you!  From English Language Arts and Foreign Language, all the way to Math and Art!  We follow

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Life in the Cloud: A Virtual Floppy Disk

When I was in elementary school our computers used 5″ floppy disks, then by high school we had switched to 3.5″ floppy disks, by university we had the USB data stick. Now, in my 6th year of teaching we are living life in the “cloud”. Our work is stored in cyberspace waiting for

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BYOD (Bring your own device) is a becoming a popular trend in education to help schools save money and students become familiar with the technology they already have. Discover technology ideas and classroom management policies around BYOD in this blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Smartphones in the Classroom

Cellphones may or may not be permitted in your classroom.  My students are encouraged to Bring Their Own Devices (BYOD) to school daily.  Different Models of Cellphones in the Classroom: Some teachers prefer them to be face down on the desks in the open,  Other teachers prefer them to be

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TV + Tablet = Data Projector

I do not have a data projector in my classroom, but I do have a flat screen TV on a rolling stand. I wondered if I could use my TV more effectively than just for showing instructional videos.    You can hook up a laptop computer or tablet (iPad, Android) to your flat

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