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“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

Read, Write, and Share…Go Wild With Widbook

Read, Write, and Share…Go Wild With Widbook

“Our mission is to disrupt the ebook industry with the best collaborative writing platform in the world.” -Widbook Introducing…..Widbook! With a mission statement like the one above, I must say it immediately caught my attention. We have been looking for a collaborative online writing platform for quite some time and it’s here!! Sure, we have found examples … Continue reading

Padlet – Paper for the Web

Padlet – Paper for the Web

They give you a blank wall. You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful. What a fabulous Friday we are having this week! We here in Charlotte County have made it through our first week of school and we couldn’t dare ask for better weather to start the weekend. This Friday we … Continue reading

Real-World Treasure Hunting

Real-World Treasure Hunting

Happy Friday! Did you know there is an entire world of treasure just waiting to be discovered? Right now, as you’re sitting reading this post sipping on your favorite Friday beverage, hundreds of thousands of geocaches lie in hidden places hoping that you will search for them and collect the secret “booty.” Shiver me timbers…..this … 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

Lions, Tigers, and QR Codes?

Lions, Tigers, and QR Codes?

“So, what is a QR code? It’s short for “Quick Response” and it is (usually) in the shape of a square. It looks like a bar code with black splotches instead of lines. What do you do with a QR code? When you see one, you can use your smartphone or any mobile device with … Continue reading