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Small Homes and Tiny Houses - Presentation by Greg Johnson

On 13 Sep 2017, I gave a presentation via Skype about the small home and tiny house movement to an 8th Grade Pre-Engineering class at Lee Burneson Middle School in Westlake, Ohio. 7 more words


The Bottom of the Slide

Now that most of us are a few weeks into the school year, we’re starting to see the backslide that naturally occurs after a summer of…well…summer stuff. 600 more words


FBI: Free Cyber Safety Program Redesigned for New School Year

FBI: Free Cyber Safety Program Redesigned for New School Year. “The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge—a free, educational program for children that teaches cyber safety—has been redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year, with new graphics and updated content. 40 more words

Tweaks & Updates

The Power of Design

One of my favorite podcasts is “TED Radio Hour” on NPR, on which each episode examines TED talks that address a particular theme.  Last week, the theme was, “The Power of Design,” and I found many parts applicable to education.   230 more words


Parent survey results show why K-12 students choose to attend online school

Thousands of students from across the state headed back-to-school Tuesday without boarding a yellow bus, searching the hallways to find a locker or rushing to class when the bell rings. 58 more words

Douglas County News-Review

Skype in the Classroom Bingo Cards

One of your goals this new school year may be to “flatten” your classroom walls by making more global connections.  “Skype in the Classroom,” which I blogged about earlier this year, is a great way to get started.   95 more words


MAG’s $10,000 Challenge Grant Will Provide New Opportunities for Students

The Music Advocacy Group (MAG) is pleased to announce the formation of the Joyce Burghardt Excellence in Music Fund honoring recently-retired and founding MAG Board member Joyce Burghardt. 648 more words