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Online Assignments in Skyward Student Access

Boy with a tabletThe other day I ran into Lynn Roediger, Director of the Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) in our lunchroom. Even though I am familiar with NWRDC I learned that they do much more than I even realized, like providing information systems support to Washington State school districts and private schools.

Google Expeditions

Google ExpeditionsI attended the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) 2016 conference recently, which included numerous great workshops and time to collaborate with many wonderful teachers, librarians and technology coaches.  During that conference, one of the coolest uses of technology I observed was Google’s new “Expeditions” program.  Google realized that schools across the country

Extra, Extra - Read All About It!

Tween reading the newsBefore the days of the 24-hour news cycle, our family always had the evening news on in the background while making dinner.  There was always a newspaper open on the table before breakfast, especially on Sundays!  That upbringing stuck with me.

Apple TV in the Classroom

Apple TVTechnology today offers us so many possibilities in the field of education. As I go from classroom to classroom, I see a number of ways in which this is true.

Social Media in the Classroom

I read a great article last week about social constructivism, an aspect of social learning theory*.  The concept says that learning is most effective when students interact with other learners, and theory proponents suggest the ability to participate in small learning groups is the strongest determinant for college success.  Dr. Richard J.

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