Archive for the ‘Teacher’s Tech’ Category

Central Islip School District Opens Exploration Academy

Central Islip School District celebrated the opening of its Exploration Academy Campus yesterday. The Exploration Academy Campus will include four schools that utilize cutting edge technology to enhance the individual learning experience for each student. “I think it’s going to make teaching and learning much more intimate for our students,” said Mulligan Middle School Principal Dr. […]

NASA’s Virtual Snow Globe

The Weather Channel is predicting snow for New York on Christmas Eve, but NASA’s latest release lets you see what parts of the world had white Christmases over the past decade. A 36-second video on NASA’s Earth Observatory website highlights the globe’s snow activity through rapid-paced images shot from Space.  

Kindling the Fire With Children’s Books

The Kindle Fire has a plethora of features to play games, watch TV shows and movies and share pictures that put it in a league with leading tablet devices. Add these to its affordable price tag and the Fire poses a serious threat to the iPad. But Amazon’s latest move shows that it is returning […]

Turkey Tech – 5 Sites for Thanksgiving Lesson Ideas and Activities

Thanksgiving is approaching, and the shortened school week will have kids pining for turkey, football, family and a four-day weekend. So keep their minds focused on school using fun and interactive games and activities that also serve up a helping of history. Free Technology for Teachers has compiled a list of five websites that offer […]

The Kindle Fire for Education

Jeff Bezos’ announcement yesterday about Amazon’s latest line of products has the tech world buzzing. But educators have reason to be just as excited about the Kindle Fire, with its variety of uses in the classroom and on campus. The 7” design makes handling easy for all students, from youngsters in kindergarten to college athletes. […]

When Technology Becomes a Weapon – Cyberbullying in Schools

Technology enhances the learning experience, and at Network Blogsource we encourage educators to embrace innovation and teach students how to use their cell phones, laptops, iPads and other devices constructively. But as with any freedom given to students, there is the risk that it will be abused. It’s the responsibility of teachers and parents to […]

Teaching Finance with the NFL

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Now that football season has kicked off, it’s the perfect time to highlight an educational game based on our favorite pigskinned pastime. VISA and the NFL have teamed up to create Financial Football, a free program that combines personal finance questions with a football video game to teach students about money management. The game is […]

New and Classic Children’s Books Come to Life on the iPad

As soon as the iPad hit the market last year, it became obvious that this device, with its hands-on interactive features and user-friendly layout, is an ideal teaching tool for children. Developers saw this opportunity and immediately began writing and designing children’s books specifically for the iPad. But with the vast number of books in […]

Using Your Edhead When It Comes To Science

Science offers some of the most entertaining and amazing learning opportunities for students. Chemical reactions, engineering feats, electricity and the development of life are all remarkable processes to discover in the classroom, but it’s easy to get bogged down with the details, definitions and formulas, losing the magic along the way. is a site that […]

Showing Students the World Without Leaving the Classroom

Are school budget cutbacks limiting your field trip plans? These three websites can give students a better understanding of other countries without ever boarding a plane, or even leaving the classroom. Toporopa lets you explore the Old World sans passport. This site focuses solely on the geography, population and history of Europe. Toporopa, which is […]

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