- Barnes & Noble Educator Program - Up to 25% off
- Banana Republic - 15% off
- Ann Taylor Loft - 15% off
- Apple Products - education pricing available
- FedEx Office - 15% off
- The Container Store - special teacher discounts throughout the year
- Hancock Fabrics - 10% off
- J.Crew - 15% off
- Jo-Ann's - 15% off
- Michael's - 15% off
- Office Depot - various teacher discounts and offers
- OfficeMax - Teacher Appreciation Days around the back-to-school season.
- Staples - various offers and Teacher Appreciation Days
- The Limited - 15% off
- STA Travel - various teacher discounts
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
In going through my Pocket web clippings, I came back around to this article from Edudemic. They have ever so kindly culminated six examples of tablet classroom integration and provided links for further reading. This is a must read for anyone needing justification for tablet integration or for those that love to read about technology integration and their persuasion on learning.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
- A rolling cart with a full class set of devices, capable of connecting to the internet and the school network anywhere on campus
- 6 teachers to integrate the technology directly into 6 different content areas
- Math, Agriculture, Art, English, Social Sciences, and Foreign Language are all on board!
- Troubleshooting the devices - how do we set them up so the students cannot destroy them?! Good question, I know.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Are there any 1:1 ipad schools? Are there any 1:1 ipad schools receiving grants to fund implementation? Are there any 1:1 ipad schools where implementation is significantly increasing student learning?
I am equally intrigued as I am skeptical. You see, I spent time as a teacher in a school in Nevada where a 1:1 MacBook initiative was rolled out to the Freshman class my last year there. I taught Computer Science and knew the initiative would immediately create new, unique, and exciting learning opportunities for this group of students. Do ipads do the same? Do they do it bettet?I am more than happy to do some work and tech training with a teacher on a trial basis, but I have no idea where to start. Besides asking my principal to shell out $15k to supply a classroom with ipads, do I have other options at the state or federal level? Or even private grants? What about Perkins? As you can see, I have lots of questions and few answers on this topic. Anybody have advice?
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Now, I acknowledge that I lack a few creative bones in my body and am barely original. However, I'd like to think my hashtag is fairly self explanatory and should be easy to follow. If you happen by chance to be the other person (besides myself of course) following this hashtag, you can expect to read some pretty excellent daily musings, most educational in nature.
Contrary to popular belief, I do perform a bit of research prior to jumping into things of this nature. I don't want to be that, guy that just created the 2,096,521st "Tweet of the Day" for education. Much to my surprise, I found nobody else providing something of the like. Well, guess I am a bit original today. Up, up, and away with Mr. Dooley's Tweet (s) of the Day!