As we approach the mid-point of the school year you probably have a good grip on the wants and needs of your classroom. The problem may be how do you pay for all those wants and needs? By this time of year budgets for classrooms may already be looking bleak, if not before now. Maybe … Continue reading Creative Funding
You might of heard about the "Hour of Code" or "Computer Science Education Week", but might not have gone any further to check it out. So let's discuss what it is why you might want to check this out for your own classroom. Computer Science Education Week was started way back in December 2009 (coincides … Continue reading Computer Science Education Week Dec. 3-9 2018
I was reminded at a meeting last week that we need to be fearless in our approach in educating our students. So many times we worry that if this lesson or approach fails, then the whole unit will fall apart. Any seasoned educator will tell you that this simply is not true. It is when … Continue reading Be Fearless!
I recently stumbled upon a great article from Edsurge concerning copyright and the classroom. I get many questions about copyright in the classroom with many different reasons; can we make copies of our textbooks; or can I make a copy of a page out of a workbook; can I show a streaming movie in class? This … Continue reading Copyright and Education
Chromebook running a little sluggish? Not able to get into some sites that you used to be able to get into? It might be time to clean out some old stuff in the OS. Here's how to do it: (note: you may need to log back into web sites that your username and password were … Continue reading Chromebook Cleanup
Looking to enhance or supplement your lessons? Have you ever thought about using maps in your math unit or in a literature study? Well there is a resource out there that can help you do just that from ESRI, one of the worlds largest Geographic Information System companies. From their website: "GeoInquiries™ are short, standards-based … Continue reading GeoInquiries
Welcome to the Kenowa Hills Technology Department's Instructional Technology Blog! We will use this site to share information, tips and trends concerning Instructional Technology. So let's get started: First we need to get a definition of what Instructional/Educational Technology is: "Instructional technology is the branch of education concerned with the scientific study of instructional design and development. The … Continue reading First Entry!