All posts by mrsbucksclass

Educator who is passionate about implementing student centered technology into classroom lessons.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Story Corps began in October 2003 with the opening of a storybooth in Grand Central Terminal in New York City, their mission is to "preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world." Story telling and listening are critical skills for our students and ...

Google It

November's theme for Ed Tech is the Knowledge Constructor ISTE standard: How many times have we suggested that students can find a great resource to help with homework if they Google it, only to find they have been searching MATH hoping for the right content. In a time when most knowledge can be Googled, Sara ...

Digital Citizenship : Media Literacy

Why are so many students vulnerable to media manipulation and “fake” news? What support do students need to learn how to locate and verify reliable sources? The Teaching Tolerance website has media literacy lessons for grades K-8. Grades K-2 need to know that it is important to locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online ...


Common Sense Media

  Common Sense Media is a one-stop shop for Digital Citizenship resources to use in your classroom, and a great one to share with families. Find lesson plans, parent letters, handouts, posters, and videos to help you create a comprehensive dig cit learning experience. Use the online scope and sequence to view lessons by grade band or ...


Welcome to Digital Citizenship Week

This week is Digital Citizenship Week! Take a minute to explore the ISTE Student Digitial Citizen Standard and what it means to be a good citizen in the digital age. The ISTE Digital Citizen student standard has four components: A. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the ...


Skype, Reading, and Africa… Meet Julie Hembree

Julie Hembree is an Ed Tech leader for our district, a Microsoft Innovative Expert & Master Skype Trainer, and Books to Africa Partnership founder. Julie has been sharing her love of Skype with teachers around the district, most recently during Summer Tech Camp and Tech Kickoff. Julie was recently featured on our district website. Cougar ...


Breaking up with ActivInspire? Meet your new match at Tech Kickoff!

Check out the Interactive Presentations with Nearpod class at Tech Kickoff and learn how to make your presentations truly engaging! Sign up here.