Category Archives: Educational Reform

Sphero’s Specdrum Rings ~ CES 2019

Sphero's Specdrum Rings Makes Music ~ CES 2019 Sphero is probably most famous for its series of toys from Disney's "Star Wars" universe: undeniably delightful for adults and kids alike, but toys which, at the end of the day, had limited educational value. Sphero acquired the Specdrums product a couple of years ago, but the company…
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How to Teach Children How to Launch a Website

How to Teach Children How to Launch a Website Today, our world is dominated by technology, and children have more opportunity than ever to get involved in the online world. In the past, we discussed how teachers could teach the art of blogging, but you can take your efforts a step further. and one way…
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Is Screen Time Rewiring Our Kids’ Brains?

Is Screen Time Rewiring Our Kids' Brains? Childhood has changed. Gone are the days of playing outside until the streetlights come on — as long as homework is done. Childhood in the internet age is often defined by screen time, or the time spent in front of a television, computer or mobile device. On average,…
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“Smart” Screentime for Kids

  "Smart" Screentime for Kids This blog post was inspired by the concept of what I would like to refer to as "SMART" screentime. Meaning, spending our time wisely while on our devices - all of us, children and adults alike. Why? Well, we are the product of what we consume. Valuable time is being…
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Save Time & Money with Alice, the Educator’s NEWEST Tech Tool

Save Time & Money with Alice, the Educator's NEWEST Tech Tool Technological advances mean teachers now educate a generation raised on mobile devices and familiar with virtual reality. Instead of chalk and a blackboard, students are accustomed to smartboards that are a cross between whiteboard and computer. Teachers who want to reach students on their…
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The WOW Factor!

The WOW Factor; when it comes to educating our students this can make or break a lesson. The WOW Factor always gives an advantage when it comes to motivating kids learning. Isn't that what we want, to "wow" our students into further exploration and hook them to dive deeper into their own learning? The advances in…
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A Leap With ALICE

Disruption In the Classroom Augment. Discover. Exchange. “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland A Leap With Alice Pioneering the leap in creative education that teachers and students have long been waiting for, Leap With Alice is a revolutionary tool for passionate educators -…
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“Literacy isn’t the English teacher’s job; it’s everybody’s job.”

Graciously, Dave Burgess gave me permission to repost this blog: “Literacy isn’t the English teacher’s job; it’s everybody’s job.” This theory hit a nerve and resonated with me, I was compelled ask Dave if I could share this short but very powerful dissertation. I absolutely encourage everyone involved in educating our youth to put literacy at the…
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