Innovative Teaching: Experts + Technology = Powerful Learning

California has moved from drought to deluge very quickly. Our town of Manteca was bracing for flooding, with some homes being evacuated. For my fifth graders, it was scary and confusing: how can we flood … Continue Reading →


Read All About It in Your Local Newspaper – Digitally Free!

Teachers need fact-based, non-fiction content. We need lots of it. And we need it now. The adoption of the new Common Core State Standards paired with the lack of approved … Continue Reading →


Free Classroom Subscription to The Modesto Bee!

                                  With Common Core Standards here and no approved Language Arts curriculum readily available, … Continue Reading →


Local Newspapers & NIE: Free Digital Current Events

When it’s time to discuss Sequence of Events in my class, we always look at our local newspaper. What better place than in the Comics pages to find the familiar … Continue Reading →