Instructional Technology Resources


Professional Development:

GenCyber Camp for Secondary Teachers, June 17-21 (Applications close April 25)


LearnerPalooza 2018, June 18 (Middletown)


RockingEduTech 2018 Conference (Rockingham County, June 27-28)


Serious Games Conference, GMU (Manassas, July 10-12) ($200, early bird for K12 educators)


Google for Education Staunton Summit (Staunton, October 6, 7 & 8)


VSTE Annual Conference, December 2-4, Virginia Beach)


Save a Podcast for Washing Dishes


Parental Outreach:

What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality


12 Questions That Parents Have About Edtech


Social/Emotional Learning

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset


Beyond ABCs: Can School Give Kids A Lifelong Love Of Learning?


Student Centered Learning

What Will Change If I Start Practicing PBL?


Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding


Mentors, Encouragement, Hands-on Learning Boost Girls' Interest in STEM Substantially



Universal Design for Learning Is About Access



8 Flexible Strategies for Formative Assessment



Critical Thinking for Educators (blog post)


8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom (old post but still very relevant)


Packets (blog post)



Side View Satellite Images Turn The Earth Into 'Sim City’


The Edublogger’s Guide To Podcasting


Phones Make Field Trips Even More Fun


Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science


Wikipedia Games


Adobe Launches Spark for Education



How To Sort The Good From The Bad In OER


6 Great Websites to Access Digital Textbooks


Three Misunderstandings About Open Resources (Blog Post)


Curriculum Resources:

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project (Science/Literature)


PHET Interactive Simulations for Math and Science (Math/Science)


Resources and Downloads for STEM (STEM)


Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) (History &SS)


American Evolution: Virginia to America, 2019 Commemoration (see digital learning opportunities) (History & SS)


Uncover Hidden Histories with These Four Websites (History & SS)


Virginia Students Using Technology:

Fairfield Elementary School History Video


Virginia Beach 13-Year-Old Wins National Engineering Competition


AHS Robotics Team Going To World Event


Learning Computer Coding Opens Up ‘Endless World’ For These Kids


Youth Summit Encourages Students To Pursue Entrepreneurship, Social Impact


Lanier Students Win Regional Wind Turbine Competition, Qualify For Nationals


PBL with a Purpose


What the Kids Are Up To:

Millennials Have Created A Form Of Written English That's As Expressive As Spoken English


Meet The 'Study Tubers': The Youtubers Making Studying Cool


Food for Thought:

How To Manipulate Facebook And Twitter Instead Of Letting Them Manipulate You


Just for Fun:

34+ Nonsense Apps, Web Tools and Resources to Wake Up the Brain Cells!

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