A New Form of Connection

By: Alexandra Maseda A new concept that is being brought to light is virtual reality in the classroom. The idea of virtual reality has always seemed futuristic and far off, but now it seems closer than ever before. Kids play video games with it, and plans to incorporate it in films and television is in…

Exploring the Walk Out of Eden

By: Alexandra Maseda In 2013 a journalist by the name of Paul Salopek┬ábegan a 24,000 mile journey across the globe to trace the journey our ancestors took. While on this mission he would also look at current events such as climate change or technological advancements that would effect the areas he would visit. His dedication…

Mental Health in the Classroom

By Alexandra Maseda When I think about school I think about education, the opportunity to learn, grow and be better. A School building should be a positive and safe environment for everyone who enters. Unfortunately though, that positivity does not always resonate well with students. A topic I feel needs more concentration within school buildings…

Learning to Listen

By Alexandra Maseda The ability to listen is the most important factor in any social interaction. Whether it be between, family, friends, coworkers, students. This week I found a great hyperdoc that dives into the importance of listening called The Art of Listening. The presentation is aimed at students in high school but of course…

Beyond the Fences of Auschwitz

This week I took a virtual tour to Auschwitz to take a look at the concentration camps. I decided to go on a field trip here because while I have learned about Auschwitz my whole life, I could never really picture what the place truly looked like. All the photo that would go along with…

Communication

Alex Maseda Communication is the source of success. It is directly linked to knowledge and from that spouts empathy, the ability to relate and connect with people. I loved reading about communication in the classroom because these are methods I never used (or was told about) as a student in high school. The methods of…

One Step Closer

Alexandra Maseda Lately it appears women are feeling more empowered, equal and free. International Women’s day just passed and many powerful, inspiring faces and stories of mothers, daughters, speakers, teachers, health care workers and icons were spread all across the internet. It feels good to see that appreciation and it gives girls motivation to do…

GET INVOLVED

By: Alex Maseda Injustice has been a heavy topic in my life this past year. Issues that have been around for hundreds of years continue to spout back up and make it known they have not been resolved. This is the reason Amnesty International stuck out to me as I reviewed the many tools available…

Collaboration

One of the most important collaborations a teacher needs to make is one with each students parents. @MicrosoftEDU on twitter asks how parents and teachers can work together to advance student’s learning. Instantly after I read that question I thought of Class Notebook. In order for parents and teachers to know how to help a…

The Plus Side to Online Learning

By Alex Maseda On a search for an educational tech post on Twitter I found an optimistic article that discusses the positives to online learning. Though it feels the entire world came to a complete halt in March of 2020, students were able to quickly get back to some form of normalcy thanks to online…