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Smart Board Beginner Handbook

  • Written by Julie Creighton
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I cannot take credit for this document, but have found it to be very well done and useful for many teachers just starting out on their smart boards.  It was Created by Nicki Callahan - Library Media Specialist & Computer Resource Teacher. So...Nicki - if you're out there, Thanks!BEGINNER_SMARTBOARD_TRAINING_HANDBOOK.doc

MuseScore: Free Music Notation Software!

  • Written by Ben Travis
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A new entry into the music notation software arena, MuseScore is an open source, free music editor that sports many nice features previously found only on commercial music notation products.MuseScore is a very flexible and full featured music editor that promises to be a replacement for the Finale and Sibelius users out there.MuseScore isn't perfect and polished like its non-free competitors out there, but the fact that it is open source makes me feel optimistic that in the...

Technology In Education - Why?

  • Written by Jake Glasgow
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  Submitted by: Jake Glasgow, Instructional Technology Specialist from Upstate NY There has been a lot of chatter lately about whether integrating technology into the classroom is having an impact on student learning.  "Where is the data that justifies the millions of dollars spent on technology?"   I urge you to read the September 3rd, 2011 NY Times article by Matt Richtel entitled; "In Classroom of Future, Stagnent Scores." A fantastic article which...

A Must See Video...

  • Written by The 21st Century Team
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This video is very well put together and gets its message across.  Depending on where you stand with technology in the classroom (and out of the classroom) we may get some varying responses....lets talk about this. I was left with a lot of questions: How could education have fallen so far behind the rest of the world? Have we really fallen this far behind? Are our students really "checking out?" Are some districts or states further behind than others? I know many...

My Struggle With Technology

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Submitted by an annonymous teacher of 18 years...   I would like to share my technology struggle with you. I am a 5th grade teacher of 18 years.   I often think back to when we had absolutely no computers or technology in our school. How it was: We took attendance by hand and had a student bring it down to the office We hand wrote our report cards We kept our grades in a grade book that I could hold in my hands We got the weekly tip sheet in our mailboxes in...

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