Category Archives: Modern Skills

So, What About Books?

So, what about books? How do YOU read, buy, store and (maybe even) write books? Are you opposed to reading digital books? Are you clinging to the smell and feel…

Information Literacy…Authentic Conversation..Globalize Curriculum…

In this video presented by Mobile Learning Institute: Alan November tours his hometown of Marblehead, MA and comments on the historical global vision of his community. Alan challenges us to…

Images that Inspire Storytelling & Writing

Using visuals to create and support stories is a skill we should encourage and nurture in our students . It should be obvious by now that I consider storytelling an…

Backchanneling with Elementary School Students

Chatrooms have acquired a bad reputation. Children are being warned that entering a chatroom will get them kidnapped, abused and possibly killed. As with everything, if you use scare tactics…

Geography Awareness Week-Get Lost in Mapping: Find Your Place in the World

I am guest blogging on My Wonderful World Blog (National Geographic Education Foundation) in honor of Geography Awareness Week 2009 the week of November 15 – 21! This year’s theme…