Archive for May, 2013

Transition to Kindergarten

As the school year is entering its final month, it is time to start thinking about the transition to kindergarten for some of our young children. The Harvard Family Research Project, a division of the Harvard School of Education, recently published a brief entitled: Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten. The […]

FREE! Highland Park Centennial Literary Festival

Want to do something special for Mother’s Day weekend? On Saturday, May 11, bring the whole family to the Highland Park Centennial Literary Festival at the Highland Park United Methodist Church (3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205). Adult author sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and Children’s sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. All morning sessions are […]

On the job, low-tech sometimes beats high-tech

Students are more than the sum of their gadgets. When it comes to real-world job skills, high-tech knowledge isn’t always the last word. Take a look at the following “old-school” skills, along with the tech-friendly methods by which educators can instill them in students. Dinosaur #1:  Writing Often cited as one of the most important […]

Add Voice Comments to Google Docs

Google Apps offers a wide array of tools to enhance learning for students. Thanks to 121Writing, you can now add voice comments to Google Docs. Simply add the free 121Writing application to your Google Drive account and begin recording. This tool is particularly helpful for students who struggle with writing, ELL students, and students with […]