In the Spotlight:  Steven Rauer, of VBES, Students Create Instructional Videos

Van Buren Elementary, one of Thompson's "best-kept secrets" Nichole Schlagel - principal, gets creative with limited technology resources.  They leverage limited resources, clever instructional design, and team work to help students be innovative thinkers and content creators. Without technology, 5th grade teacher Steve Rauer's students would be slogging through a long, drawn-out 2-digit division unit.  Keeping students... Continue Reading →

Redefining Teaching and Learning

#Flipped Classroom #Blended Learning #Buzz Words Galore! Technology tops the list of areas experiencing a bell curve pace of advancement.  But what does it all mean?  Why use iPads, Chromebooks, or laptops in the classroom?  What's up with Plickers, Quizlet, or Kahoot?  Why not use them?  Who's using them, how, and what's the impact on... Continue Reading →

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