Teacher Tippy

Teacher Tippy

Tippy, the techie cat, shares her tips for 21st century educators. Many obstacles face today's teachers.

Tippy is a great teacher's assistant who consistently lays on graded papers and thinks that turning pages means time to play. Tippy represents the joy of teaching along with some challenges along the way. Together we hope to encourage the educational community to renew joy in teaching, and utilize 21st century technological skills.

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? 25/07/2012

Teachers are asked to do more than there are hours in the day...how will technology change that?

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education. It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student. Over that same period time, our students’ math and verbal test scores have remai...

Bill Gates: Why 'game-based learning' is the future of education | eSchool News 20/07/2012

Another confirmation that game-based learning is effective

Bill Gates: Why 'game-based learning' is the future of education | eSchool News In Bill Gates’ vision of the classrooms of the future, students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster huddles around a computer terminal, playing an educational game or working on a simulator. Another works with a human teacher getting direct instruction, while another gets a digital lesso...

Make My Own Game - Flash Game Maker on Sploder! 07/05/2012

Build Your Own Video Games on Sploder Sploder is a website that offers free tools for creating your own video games. There are four basic game templates that you can modify. The four templates are a physics puzzle game, an algorithm creator, a shooter game template, and a blank platform.

Make My Own Game - Flash Game Maker on Sploder! Make free online games for free. Create fun games that you can publish to the net and email to friends.

Illuminations: Activities 15/03/2012

Math fun to celebrate Pi Day

Illuminations: Activities Illuminations has 108 online activities available. Select which types of activities you’re looking for, and click Search.

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher 30/11/2011

Is this you?

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher Are you a 21st Century Teacher? Find out! PLUS if you can help me add to my list you may win a special $200 prize. Keep reading to find out

Our Mother Tongues 16/11/2011

Tribes across the country have launched language revival projects aimed at breathing new life into their ancient native languages. This site, created to compliment We Still Live Here (on PBS starting Thursday), lets you immerse yourself in these inspiring stories.

Our Mother Tongues Explore Native American language programs from Alaska to North Carolina working to save their heritage languages. Visit OurMotherTongues.org to learn more.

How to Use E-Portfolios (by Işıl Boy) – Teaching Village 19/10/2011

How to Use E-Portfolios (by Işıl Boy) – Teaching Village Barrett (2004) defines e-portfolios as “digital stories of deep learning”. Working on the e-portfolios improves students’ learning, and fosters their learner autonomy so that they can feel responsibility for their own learning. Besides, e-portfolios are “inherently motivational” as discussed by Bark...

The Positve Engagement Project 15/10/2011

Excellent resources for FREE

The Positve Engagement Project Providing FREE educational strategies, games, and resources for active positive student engagement.

Schools Learn to Work With Cellphones in Class| The Committed Sardine 11/10/2011

Engage students with what they know...it's the 21st Century!

Schools Learn to Work With Cellphones in Class| The Committed Sardine Josh Katzenstein provides Detroit News with this great article about students at the Plymouth High School in Detroit, and how English teachers like Dale Palmer engages his pupils by using—you guessed it—their cellphones. Palmer describes the immersive qualities that this approach brought to his less...

Faculty Focus Email 11/10/2011

Thanks to Mark Benn for this great article about oral presentations.

Faculty Focus Email Do you find that students often struggle to put together effective oral presentations? To help students, try this activity before the big speaking day.

21st Century Fluency Project 27/09/2011

21st Century Fluency Project This resource is the collaborative effort of a group of experienced educators and entrepreneurs who have united to share their experience and ideas, and create a project geared toward making learning relevant to life in our new digital age. Our purpose is to develop exceptional resources to assist i...

FSO Blogs - EMDTMS - Kids & Gaming 20/08/2011

A must read to understand the 21st Century power of gaming in education.

FSO Blogs - EMDTMS - Kids & Gaming Prior to starting with Full Sail, Dr. Ludgate worked with several school districts and companies integrating technology in various forms. Holly's true passion is to inspire learners through games and emergent technologies.

FSO Blogs - EMDTMS - 52 Motivators 02/08/2011

FSO Blogs - EMDTMS - 52 Motivators Prior to starting with Full Sail, Dr. Ludgate worked with several school districts and companies integrating technology in various forms. Holly's true passion is to inspire learners through games and emergent technologies.

Discontinued School Supplies | SchooDoodle.com SP-4170 26/07/2011

Discontinued School Supplies | SchooDoodle.com SP-4170 SchooDoodle.com always offers discount school supplies at wholesale prices. Many of these items are being discontinued from our warehouse to make room for the newest teacher supplies available. Shop our selection of almost free school supplies!

On Our Minds @ Scholastic » The psychology of inspiration 29/06/2011

What inspires you?

On Our Minds @ Scholastic » The psychology of inspiration There’s something special about teachers-turned-writers (or really, teachers-turned-anything. I have a lot of love for teachers!). They seem to have an intrinsic grasp for what kids like to read, what they need to read, and what will keep them reading. That might be why I’m so in awe of this intervi

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Downloads 28/06/2011

Great site! Check it out! Thanks Geek Teacher!

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Downloads Welcome to Free Technology for Teachers! The eight free guides below will give you a sense of what this blog is all about. Every day Free Technology for Teachers provides teachers with free websites and resources that they can use in their classrooms. Take a look at this post or this post to get a b

First Digital-Only Textbook for Kids Makes Its Way to Classrooms 28/06/2011

Digital textbooks: Pros and Cons? Personally, Tippy prefers to play with pages, but I think it will definitely make backpacks lighter!! (among other benefits)

First Digital-Only Textbook for Kids Makes Its Way to Classrooms Photo by kodomut via Flickr CC The switch from paper books to digital books for classrooms has been on the way for a couple years now. It is university classrooms that have been getting most of the attention, however,

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