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January 2015

The Gift of Technology

I didn't always love technology. In fact, ours was the house where the kids watched zero TV and used zero electronic devices. Zero. I wanted my kids to touch and build and race and play. Until my oldest was in... Continue Reading →

Designing a Blended Learning Program

Your school brought technology into the classroom, now you should see amazing results and improvements in learning, right? Not necessarily. Many schools have experienced the on-boarding of technology into their classrooms with minimal student results to show for it. Authors Michael... Continue Reading →

Remaining Open and Flexible

Finding the right level for kids is somewhat of an art. And when you find it, the context that makes it right may change. Therefore, keeping the lines of communication open with parents will be a big asset in supporting kids’... Continue Reading →

ScootPad’s Fun New Features!

We have exciting news for all our ScootPad users! We've added some exciting new features for your students to enjoy, including Games, Wallpapers, Color Themes, and Animated Avatars. Teachers, if you'd like to restrict certain features, you can do that under your classroom... Continue Reading →

The Difference between Assessments and Practice

I had an interesting experience with my daughter and ScootPad once. She had  just finished 5th grade and was going to be evaluated for placement in advanced math classes in middle school. I decided to get a pulse reading on what... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Education Policy Issues in 2015

1. School readiness for all - In order for children to be ready to begin attending school, it is important that they have mastered their motor skills, socialization skills, and other educational skills. State leaders are looking for high quality... Continue Reading →

ScootPad for RTI

As an Assistant Principal at a K-8 charter school, my husband recently mentioned that there is a block in their middle school schedule for RTI (Response to Intervention) with students struggling to be proficient. He asked me what I would... Continue Reading →

Wake Up Call

Getting ready for school in the morning is such a busy time. Especially if you have 3 kids in 3 schools and you and your husband are both also educators. Do the math...that’s 5 people in 5 schools with 5... Continue Reading →

E-learning on a Snow Day!

Instead of making up snow days at the end of the school year or by extending school days, how about engaging in E-learning at home instead?? This is exactly what the Frontier School Corporation School District called for. Wednesday, January... Continue Reading →

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