Twitter is NOT for 1st Graders – and other things teachers should know

Today I read an article in Education Week summarizing some of the “mind-blowing” professional development tips given to elementary school principals at The National Association of Elementary School Principals Conference.  These lessons in how to integrate and open up their classrooms to tech were dished out from a professional developer named Alan November of November Learning. […]

Support the Arts in Schools with Blick- an Artsy Twitter Party

As most of my readers know I am deeply involved in education advocacy and issues.  One of my favorite topics is the importance and role of arts education in our schools.  I actually think that art can and should be integrated into all curriculum areas – and that art can help illuminate concepts from math […]

KidzVuz 2.0 A Site is (re) Born

Consider this a sonogram of sorts.  A sneak peek at what is about to launch on to the web on Monday, October 3rd.  You can see our current version of KidzVuz now.  But, here’s a Wordless Wednesday of what’s about to launch. KidzVuz is a site exclusively for kids ages 7-12 where they can create […]

One Post, A New Friend and A Look Back on Jewish Italy

Two years ago today I was in Pitigliano Italy, site of one of the oldest Jewish towns in Italy – though of course not anymore.  I blogged every day of our month-long stay in Italy and Pitigliano was particularly hard to write about.  I thought about this post recently because when I wrote it I […]

I’m in The New York Times (or at least my avatar is)

I got a super surprising Google alert today that I thought was a mistake.  There was my Twitter handle – @beccasara – and there was “New York Times” next to it.  So of course I had to click on over.  And my Harry Potter tweet was featured in the #trendingNYC column in the City Room […]

Ain’t No Party Like a BlogHer Party (except the 50 other BlogHer parties)

As BlogHer looms ever closer the party haves and have-nots are starting to make their voices heard on Twitter and across the blogosphere.  It’s inevitable that when there are 3000 women at a conference, but only a small amount of invitations available for many events, that jealousy – or even panic – will set in.  […]

Guest Angel Katie Rosman Joins The Blogging Angels

We were so excited to have Wall Street Journal reporter, author and all around fabulous Michigander Katie Rosman join us as our guest on the Blogging Angels Podcast this week.  If you haven’t read her memoir about her mom, If You Knew Suzy you are in luck because it just came out in paperback.  You […]

The Consumer Electronics Show: Days 1 & 2 Quick and Dirty Recap

Right now I’m writing from my swanky Las Vegas hotel room in between attending the world’s second largest trade show – The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – and heading out to dinner with my fabulous conference sponsor Microsoft Windows 7.   It’s not easy to fit in writing and reporting with all the booth touring, miles […]

Want to Win a Gorgeous Dell Inspiron Laptop? Then, Listen Up!

Over at my podcast The Blogging Angels we are dishing on Twitter parties and blog giveaways.  Shockingly we have a slew of opinions about these social media tools and the right way to do them.  But, we couldn’t just sit back and talk about them – we decided to host a giveaway of our own!  […]