Archive for February, 2013

Markup: Paperless Grading for Teachers

Hopefully Coming Soon!! The makers of ShowMe are working on Markup, an app that will allow teachers to grade papers right on their iPads. This is a work in progress and the developers need to raise money to contract mobile developers & a visual designer, as well as quality assurance testers. This project will only […]

A peek into an iPAD classroom

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have a tablet computer in the hands of every student in the classroom?  What would the kids be doing and how would the role of the teacher change?  Well it is happening across the nation and here is a peek into a 2nd grade classroom: youtu.be/G4ylpUgRqGk […]

Perfection can be the enemy of happiness!

Wise words from someone I know: Last week, I mentioned that I bought and installed blackout curtains in our bedroom.  This has been a huge improvement in keeping mornings a bit more sacred, and also in blocking out both streetlights and noise at night.  All in all, a huge win. Except they aren’t perfect.  There […]

Something to Make You App-reciate the iPad

Seven of the best apps for education in 2013 is a link to an article from eschool news.  It covers Voice Dream Reader,  iSolveIt: MathScaled; iSolveIt: MathSquared, Grammar Wonderland, Virtual Human Body, ASCD for iPad, ClassDojo, and Thud! Presidents.  Some are free (always within budget), some were free, some are low cost, and at least one […]

Conference Key Note Speaker

We had the opportunity to spend the morning with Craig Zablocki,  our keynote speaker  for the Region 10 CSCOPE Conference, during our Region 10 Professional Learning Day. What an entertaining motivator! We are looking forward to having him back on June 18 for our Region 10 CSCOPE Conference at the Preston Ridge campus of Collin College. […]

For Administrators: CSCOPE Math in Motion (6-8) – Transitioning to the new TEKS

The registration for Administrators’ training – CSCOPE Math in Motion (6-8) – Transitioning to the new TEKS –  is now open!  The training will be on April 11, 9:00-4:00, at Region 10 in the Abrams building.  Click here to register.

Who Cares about Whom?

Like leisure suits and stirrup pants, some words should just go out of fashion. If I could choose one word to become immediately extinct, it would be the word whom. Here’s my rationale: Most people don’t know when to use who and when to use whom. It’s stressful. When someone isn’t sure which word to use, […]

Duolingo: Learn Languages for FREE!

Learn multiple languages for free in a fun, gaming-like environment with Duolingo. Proven to be more effective than most university foreign language courses, beginners and experts alike learn at their own pace. Duolingo helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web. This unique setup means that […]

Texas Digital Citizenship Day

Texas Digital Citizenship Day will take place on March 5, 2013. The purpose of the day is to build awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students, and lawmakers across the state as key stakeholders in making sure kids navigate the online world safely and responsibly. […]

Register Now for Region 10 Annual Technology Conference, May 7, 2013

Technology, Librarians, Teachers, Kids,  we’ve got it all-Be there! Registration:   http://www.region10.org/21stCenturyLearning/TechConference.html