Chromebook Connected Ceremonies and Civics- Lasting Civic Learning That Infuses Public Civic Commemorations into Classroom Curricula Grades 4 and up

Your classes are cancelled on various national holidays and commemoration days. Does that mean your students are free to lounge away, unless their parents or family take them to a commemorative civic event? Does teaching and learning stop if schools are closed for the day and resume with the text print or digital texts of … Continue reading Chromebook Connected Ceremonies and Civics- Lasting Civic Learning That Infuses Public Civic Commemorations into Classroom Curricula Grades 4 and up

Using Chromebooks to find out how new teachers affect their students’ lives now- Not waiting for eternity to pass

Most new teachers are familiar with historian Henry Adams’s quote: “A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops. “After a few years, most teachers get confirmation from   former students’ emails and visits that their influence has positively affected students.  But in this climate of data driven teacher ratings, will initial teachers … Continue reading Using Chromebooks to find out how new teachers affect their students’ lives now- Not waiting for eternity to pass

Family Movie Going – Sharing More Than Popcorn

How Chromebooks can connect and concertize family movie experiences into rich digital literacy research, investigation and responses As the official school year draws to a close, many families use the onset of the summer season as a chance to experience onsite movie complexes as a family.  Nothing compares to that crowded movie theater scent of … Continue reading Family Movie Going – Sharing More Than Popcorn

STEAM Education through the Chromebook Network –How teachers and parents can access the “T” for television

Steam education is becoming an integral explicit focus of education grades K-8. While many resources and materials for its implementations require budget expenditures and because of the price of those expenditures cannot be extended to families for home use, one resource is available free online which can be used in the classroom by teachers and … Continue reading STEAM Education through the Chromebook Network –How teachers and parents can access the “T” for television

Mapping Informational and Literary Literacy- Chromebook Connected- Grades 4-12

Non-Fiction Book Map Sample of Book Map Project done for the book Sit In: Four Friends Who Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Pinkney Davis Teachers of grades 4-12 are required to teach map reading and use as informational documents which of course have vital real world functions even in a GPS world.  Map … Continue reading Mapping Informational and Literary Literacy- Chromebook Connected- Grades 4-12