Essential Classroom Tools that Enhance Children’s Learning Abilities

Tweet What we learn often has a lot to do with how we learn it. For many, learning equals school and school equals – a sole teacher, a bunch of students, a chalkboard, desks, a table and chair for the teacher and maybe a cupboard to store coursework, tests and other pedagogical tools. But this […]

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Blueberries and Students

Tweet Blueberries are in season and they are on my mind.  Actually, they are in my fridge, in my pancakes, and my plan is to make a pie this week with the ones my kids and I will be picking soon. Last week, I wrote about how the arts are like blueberries – fold them […]

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Technology Every Day

Tweet Today, I am happy to bring you Cathy Brophy: a great friend, former colleague and important member of my PLN.  Her approach to being Tech Integrator is that of service to the teachers and in turn to the students.  She wants teachers to find a comfort with technology so that they use it as […]

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Social Media and the Classroom

Tweet What a hot topic this is! Do you friend students on Facebook? Do you follow them on Twitter? Do you use social media to communicate with students and families? Do you even want to go there?  Some teachers do not and others say that friending students online is a natural extension of their job […]

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Why use technology in education?

Tweet Here is a great post by Melissa Edwards.  I find this dillema to be so true: teachers are asked to use a tech tool and to make it fit with what they’re teaching. Or a teacher may find a cool tool and in wanting so much to try it, they find a way to […]

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Tech as a Tool for Teacher Collaboration

Tweet Part of teaching is sharing your knowledge and experiences. We can’t forget that. You may have heard people say, “Teachers should not teach in isolation.” (This couldn’t be farther from the truth for me as I teach in a modified open concept school. I am the opposite of isolation!) Opening your doors to your […]

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34 Free Productivity Tools That Will Help You Eliminate Expensive Software

Tweet It is exciting to be bringing you many fantastic guest bloggers for this series.  Today’s guest post is from Kelly Tenkely, the host of http://ilearntechnology.com.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Here she will introduce 34 – yes, 34 – great tools that are available FREE on the internet.  And they can […]

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Technology in the Classroom – A New Series is Beginning!

Tweet This month, our focus at The Inspired Classroom will be on technology in the classroom.  Technology is a vital part of our world.  We use it in our homes, in the work place and in our schools.  But in order for us to use technology properly, we need to understand it and the opportunities […]

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PLN Collaboration

Tweet For the past couple of months, I have had the great opportunity to collaborate with some amazing people in my PLN (personal learning network).  People a few blocks away to ones 3000 miles away – it doesn’t matter.  When someone is in your PLN, you become connected by an interest, no, a passion and […]

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