January 31, 2010


Filed under: February 2010,Tech Tutorials — mbrown @ 8:03 pm

Finding time to learn to use new technologies can be a challenge, here are three simple things you can do this month to learn new technologies quickly. (more…)

Skype in the Classroom

Filed under: February 2010,Tech Tutorials — mbrown @ 7:51 pm

… discover the possibilities

Skype is free video conferencing software that can be downloaded to any computer and used with a Web cam that can be purchased for as little as $20 at any store that sells computer accessories. Although it has been around for years, the recent widespread use of Skype on the Oprah show has allowed teachers to see its ease of use demonstrated and find creative ways to use it in the classroom. Schools who thought that incorporating video conferencing into their classrooms would mean incurring expensive equipment and training costs are now finding that Skype software can easily be implemented by teachers or students in a matter of minutes.


Site of the Week

Filed under: February 2010 — mbrown @ 7:43 pm

AGradeMath.com (http://agrademath.com)

AGradeMath.com has 1,000s of free printable math worsheets, flash cards, games, homework help, math calculators, over 100 math terms defined, and a list of other terrific math sites for teachers.

January 26, 2010

Arcademic Skill Builders

Filed under: Uncategorized — mbrown @ 2:05 pm

Arcademic Skill Builders was recently featured in the Innovative Educator. Discover how students are improving their math and language arts skills using these highly interactive and engaging educational games. Read more at the Innovative Educator.

January 24, 2010

Great Ideas for Spring Staff Development

Filed under: January,Tech Tutorials — mbrown @ 11:46 pm

The ALTEC Video Channel is a great way for staff development providers to learn to use high quality online tools and software directly from our own experienced staff of trainers. Watch the videos to learn to use a variety of online tools and educational software, then train your staff to use those tools to improve teaching and learning in their own classrooms. Here is a sample of what is available at the ALTEC Video Channel. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: Uncategorized — mbrown @ 11:44 pm

FEMA for Kids (http://fema.gov/kids/)

Teach your students about all types of natural disasters, what causes them, how to prevent them, and how to become a Disaster Action Kid. Play games, read stories, take quizzes, and learn how to create a disaster supply kit. There is also a section for parents and teachers with curriculum & activities, printable fact sheets, and links to additional resources.

January 18, 2010

Money Saving Tips

Filed under: Tech Tutorials — mbrown @ 12:12 pm

Purchasing hardware and software on a limited budget can be a

challenge, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

What is the difference

between educational and commercial versions of software?

Aside from the price, educational versions of software are generally functionally identical to commercial versions of software. While functionally identical, the educational version of a software is often designed with extra features targeted toward educational and student use which would then make the software unsuitable for a professional production environment. (more…)

Flexible Uses of Title Funds

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 10:00 am

Most public and private schools in the United States are eligible for Title funds under No Child Left Behind. What many districts might not realize is that there is some flexibility in place for districts who might have a higher need in one area of funding over another. (more…)

Site of the Week

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 9:00 am

KIDSBANK.COM   (http://kidsbank.com)

KidsBank.com was created to teach children the fundamentals of banking in a fun and interactive way. Bank characters called Penny, Dollar Bill, Interest Ray, and Mr. EFT guide students through the important aspects of Money, Savings, Interest, Checking, and Electronic Banking. Each chapter is clear and easy to understand, students who are older can click on the Professor to learn more detailed information about each topic. You will also find quizzes, interactive calculators, and links to carefully reviewed Web sites.

January 17, 2010

Help for Haiti

Filed under: January — mbrown @ 10:00 pm

Help for Haiti: Learn What You Can Do

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