Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

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…

Thoughts on Setting up a Student Created Wiki

Cross posted on TechLearning Advisor Blog Just as I was about to create a Math Wiki and work with all Middle School students, I ran across the following article by…

Taking Notes- Summarizing Information- 2nd Grade Style

2nd Graders have moved on from their Maps and Globes unit to learning about communities. Their investigation started out with looking at a map of our planet Earth at night….

News Events Assignment with a Twist

Over the years (from Elementary to High School) , I cannot tell you HOW many times each of my own daughters had to find news articles to bring in to…