Digital Learning Resources for April 2020

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If you are like us, your school is in virtual learning and teaching mode. If your colleagues are asking for ideas or you are looking for ways to stay in touch we offer the following:

 Video Communication: Zoom         

We’ve participated in school, district and family video conferencing using Zoom.  It’s free to sign up. Once you sign up, schedule a meeting, invite your students, friends or family.  Many school systems have a contract with a provider such as Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting or WebX. Check with the tech person at your school for free access, and follow the rules set by your district or state. 

Digital Baseball Cards 

Trading Card Creator is an alternative way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skill when writing about anything. It even gives a place for sources. Students can create trading cards about artists, coders, scientists, writers or their favorite superhero.    

Earth Day 

82nd International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference     

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Deborah Marshall is the Department Chair of Career & Technical Education and Lisa McKnight Ward is the librarian at Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Both are Nationally Board Certified, former Teachers of the Year, who have taught multiple subjects including AP and IB courses. They have over a decade of experience collaborating on technology-based learning. Read more at