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World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

Did you know this Sunday, October 5th 2014 is World Teachers’ Day?  I have to admit, this is the first year I was aware but it was established in 1994.  So what’s this day all about?  Like any other declared day, it’s about raising awareness and support for, you guessed it, TEACHERS, but not just … Continue reading

World Water Day

World Water Day

Tomorrow, March 22nd is World Water Day.  Have you thought about how much water you used the first hour of your day?  Can you imagine having to use dirty water?  With the technology we have today it seems unimaginable that anyone would not have access or not be able to afford clean water.  Unfortunately it … Continue reading

“Idea Springboarding” into Spring

“Idea Springboarding” into Spring

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. Project submissions are due May 12th, and the winners will be announced at the finalist event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on September 22nd. What if you could turn something that interests you into something that could … Continue reading

The iBaby

The iBaby

This Fabulous Friday Find is certainly FABULOUS! I couldn’t think of a better day of the week to have a baby, now that I think of it. Please welcome our newest little iBaby to the world! Emily (co-blog owner) had a sweet baby girl this morning! She was born at 8:01 AM. Please welcome Kendall … Continue reading

@Your Local Library

@Your Local Library

With internet access available almost everywhere on some sort of device, you probably don’t find yourself utilizing the public library as much these days.  You can now accomplish just about everything from home that you once could only do at the library.  But I don’t think libraries will ever become a thing of the past … Continue reading

Mission Trip 2013 – Igniting Student Passion

Mission Trip 2013 – Igniting Student Passion

hola amigos! This Friday I (Jen) am excited to share with you my most recent mission trip experience. For the third year in a row, I have had the opportunity to travel on an international mission trip. This year, I traveled to Honduras to serve the people there. For those who don’t know, Honduras is … Continue reading

“Show and Tell”

“Show and Tell”

One day all children will have true equal access to technology no matter their geographic location, economic status and other circumstances they can’t control.  Unfortunately, especially in our rural areas, it doesn’t seem to be progressing at the same rate that technology advances, but we keep dreaming and hoping.  One day learning will not have … Continue reading

Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic

We’ve all heard the expression, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  This week’s Fabulous Friday Find is similar but with a totally different spin.  “The world sends us garbage.  We send back music.”  Check out this inspiring YouTube video about an orchestra in a Paraguayan slum composed of kids who turned literally garbage into … Continue reading

Service-Learning

Service-Learning

Gooooooood morning, inspiring educators! Hey, this is not a test! This is the Fabulous Friday Find! Do you ever need a little extra pop of motivation for your students this time of the year? Service-Learning may be the answer! Never heard of it, you say….Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community … Continue reading

Words to Work By

Words to Work By

We hope you’ll find a little inspiration from this week’s Fabulous Friday Find.  It’s a very simple idea, collecting the personal thoughts of leaders devoted to helping others through learning. “Always listen deeply to children, to their precious stories.” “The writer E.M. Forster said “Only connect” and this is the essence to all great teaching … Continue reading