Califone announces the launch of the first learning center to help prevent student hearing loss by teaching them what “too loud” is. (more…)
Califone announced a change to the color of its rolling and table top audio pods. (more…)
Quick – can you think of a classroom technology that’s still in use more than 50 years after it was first introduced? (more…)
Califone announced a free upgrade on orders for its popular Spirit boombox 1776 Multimedia Player/Recorder. (more…)
Do you ever feel like the movie ‘Tangled’ could’ve been about headphone cords? If so then you’re probably not alone if you’ve ever sat in your classroom patiently trying to untangle pesky cords. (more…)
How Do the Common Core Standards Affect English Language Learners? 4th in a series
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created to help our students compete globally against students around the world. The CCSS outlines skill mastery in precise detail to ensure that students are either college- or career-ready when they graduate from high school, including those students who are non-native English speakers. There are hundreds of thousands of English Language Learners (ELL) in our public schools. How does the CCSS address the unique challenges of this student population? (more…)
English Language Arts Common Core Standards – Where to Begin?
States and districts across the country are literally all over the map in terms of their readiness to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For many teachers, there won’t be much of a change in their classrooms as their previous focus is aligned with the CCSS requirements. For other teachers, the new standards mean a lot of change. And change is difficult – particularly when you don’t know where to begin. (more…)
With so many ways to use technology in the classroom, one of my most reliable uses is the use of the audio book.
As a middle teacher who teaches students whom have newly migrated to America, have special needs, or various other circumstances, I am challenged to meet the needs of each student not only individually, but also the whole class during the time given. I decided to go back to basics. Basics being, going back to what many of the elementary school teachers are already doing. Stations, and reading TO children. (more…)