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San Antonio’s Hi-Tech High to Open Fall 2017

Posted by kcaise on April 20, 2017 in blogging, curriculum, Digital Media |

I am proud to announce that a hometown school district, San Antonio ISD, is opening a hi-tech high school. The official announcement was made on the district’s website. The curriculum will be ‘new tech’ based. What is new tech you ask? Well, according to SAISD, new tech is, “teams of students working in a 1:1 […]

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“Happy Dreamer” by Peter H. Reynolds

Posted by kcaise on March 27, 2017 in blogging, curriculum |

Peter Reynolds will release his latest book, Happy Dreamer, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017! This is such exciting news and I know the book will be a hit just as the other books he has written. Peter sent an email to our FableVision Ambassadors Google group and I asked him if I could share the […]

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PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Game Resources

Posted by kcaise on January 31, 2017 in apps and gaming, curriculum, Digital Media |

I found out about these fantastic resources from Miguel Guhlin’s blog, Around the Corner, from PBS Kids. PBS Kids has curated a variety of interactive whiteboard games into curriculum categories. According to PBS Kids’ website, which is full of digital media resources including the interactive whiteboard games: Here is our collection of interactive whiteboard games […]

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Homework Helper – PBS LearningMedia Students

Posted by kcaise on November 5, 2016 in blogging, curriculum, Digital Media |

PBS has great resources for teachers and students to assist with teaching the curriculum. Teachers can create assignments surrounding the many resources of the PBS LearningMedia platform. Students can also access the resources and others to help them with home as part of the PBS LearningMedia area for students. New Student Portal PBS LearningMedia now […]

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Looking for Election Resources for 6 to 8 Year Old Students?

Posted by kcaise on September 21, 2016 in curriculum, Digital Media, online learning |

If you have been looking for age appropriate election resources for students aged 6-8, then ‘PBS Kids You Choose’ is the place to go. They have quality resources for younger students and the press release states describes the resource area as the following: PBS KIDS YOU CHOOSE aims to teach kids about the Presidential election […]

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Florida Senate Considering a Proposal to Count Coding as a Foreign Language

Posted by kcaise on April 19, 2016 in blogging, curriculum |

In early March 2016, the Florida Senate voted to approve a proposal that would allow classes that offered coding and programming to count as foreign language credits for graduation. This is exciting news! I don’t know if it passed the Florida House and if the Governor enacted the proposed legislation or not. Democratic Senator Jeremy […]

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Slavery did not lead to the Civil War?

Posted by kcaise on October 6, 2015 in blogging, curriculum |

My understanding is that the Civil War started due to the treatment and history of slavery.  History textbooks in Texas say otherwise. Below is a newslist post from the American Federation of Teachers Texas hotline that shows the egregious errors regarding slavery that were discovered. I quoted the whole post below: Hats off to Pearland […]

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Opportunity for Students to Be Featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!

Posted by kcaise on October 2, 2015 in blogging, curriculum |

Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show, is offering students an opportunity to be featured on The Tonight Show. The movie, ‘Bridge of Spies’, is soon to be released and this opportunity is a promotion for the movie. Students aged five to nine years old are encouraged to write a scene that Jimmy Fallon and […]

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Are your Students 13-18 years old and like to Create Videos?

Posted by kcaise on September 14, 2015 in curriculum, Digital Media |

Are your students 13-18 years and like to explain math or science concepts? Then Khan Academy is looking for new video creators. Between now and October 7th, Khan Academy and Breakthrough Prizes are looking for video creators to create a video Khan Academy style about a  challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life […]

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International Dot Day is Fast Approaching

Posted by kcaise on August 19, 2015 in curriculum, Digital Media |

International Dot Day is September 15th-ish and began when fellow FableVision Ambassador, Terry Shay, introduced the book, “The Dot” written by Peter Reynolds, to his students. The book is very motivating and inspiring and I highly encourage you to explore the book if you have never read it. “The Dot” Since then, teachers around the […]

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