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. […]Read More Twitter is NOT for 1st Graders – and other things teachers should know
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 […]Read More Support the Arts in Schools with Blick- an Artsy Twitter Party
To celebrate the launch of the new KidzVuz website we’re holding a full blown party the best way we social media addicts know how – on Twitter of course! If you’ve never been to a Twitter party here’s how it works. Sign up with Twitter Once you have your user name hop on over the […]Read More Join Me For The KidzVuz Twitter Launch Party!
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 […]Read More KidzVuz 2.0 A Site is (re) Born
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 […]Read More One Post, A New Friend and A Look Back on Jewish Italy
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 […]Read More I’m in The New York Times (or at least my avatar is)
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. […]Read More Ain’t No Party Like a BlogHer Party (except the 50 other BlogHer parties)
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 […]Read More Guest Angel Katie Rosman Joins The Blogging Angels
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 […]Read More The Consumer Electronics Show: Days 1 & 2 Quick and Dirty Recap
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! […]Read More Want to Win a Gorgeous Dell Inspiron Laptop? Then, Listen Up!