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Digital Learning Specialist at Abbot School (Grades 3-5) in Westford, Massachusetts


Explanation Station


Looking for a worthwhile station during Guided Math? How about one that is an excellent formative assessment that makes student mathematical thinking visible and helps you determine next steps in small group instruction? And what if this same station worked for any math topic/concept? Look no further… what you need is an Explanation Station. What […]

Hour of Code Event


On December 7, each grade level of our school spent an hour coding. Why did we take time out of our jam packed curriculum to gather in the cafeteria and go through tutorials? Because we can’t have our students only be consumers…We need to be fostering creators for this ever expanding digital world. Computer Science […]

Google+ Communities Study Group Reflection


Background: a small group of grades 3-5 teachers in my district participated in a study group that allowed us to “play” in a private Google+ Community… we did a series of tasks over 10 weeks that gave us the time to figure out how we could use this Google service in our current positions. This […]

Team Drives – What’s That?


If you’ve been busy with the start of the school year, you may have missed Team Drives appearing in your Google Drive. Now, that things have settled down, it seems like a good time to stop and take a look at this new option in Google Drive. First, what is a Team Drive? Essentially, it’s […]

Keyboard Shortcuts on a Chromebook


There are many things that we automatically know how to do on a laptop or computer; however, when we are on Chromebooks things can feel a little different, and our “go to” keystrokes and methods don’t seem to work. For example, I have people ask me a lot: How do I copy and paste on […]

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