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      Lynn Erickson

      Lynn Erickson, Educational Technology Specialist for Stafford Public Schools Lynn has over 22 years of experience in education. She began her educational career as a language arts and math teacher. During the past 15 years, she has been working as an educational technology specialist assisting various schools in both Connecticut and Mississippi with technology integration in all subject areas. In 2006, Lynn was awarded Mississippi Technology Educator of the Year from the Mississippi Technology Educators Association. She is national conference speaker, a course instructor for several professional development courses, and a Google Certified Educator.
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      Top 10 STEM Resources for Robotics and Coding

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Thu, Nov 14, 2019

      Today’s educators know how vital STEM fields are for their students. STEM learning covers a multitude of necessary skills: hands-on, critical thinking, problem solving, student-driven, creativity, innovation, collaboration, inquiry, leadership, and teamwork. These skills will help today’s students excel in STEM careers, which are growing at a rate of 17%—compared to 9.8% in other professions.

      Robotics and coding are becoming more and more popular for incorporating STEM in the classroom. Both activities are engaging for students while providing the ability to apply their knowledge of science, mathematics, and technology to solve problems.

      Interesting in incorporating these activities into your classroom? Here are our top picks for robotics and coding resources:

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      Topics: STEM

      See How SAMR Works in Real Classrooms

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Tue, Mar 26, 2019

      Enhance and Transform Your Lessons With SAMR 

      The SAMR model was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help teachers infuse technology into teaching. The model allows teachers to evaluate how they are using technology in their instructional practices. SAMR is an acronym that stands for four levels in the technology integration process: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition.

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      Classroom Tech Resolutions for the New Year and Beyond

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Thu, Jan 3, 2019
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      Topics: Education Technology, tips for teachers

      Are Your Students Thinking Critically?

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Wed, Jun 6, 2018


      Every teacher’s goal is for students to use critical thinking in the work they do. Students who can think critically grow into lifelong problem solvers. Critical thinking with students means that they can take information and analyze it, draw conclusions, form and defend opinions with data to back it up, reflect on their work, and approach problems in a systematic way. Where does that begin in the classroom? And how do we promote critical thinking in the lessons we do with students? Here are a few suggestions:

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      Topics: 21st Century Skills, tips for teachers

      Rocking Collaboration in the Classroom

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Wed, Jan 17, 2018


      21st century skills are essential components in any classroom—the ability to collaborate with others is a critically important skill for work readiness and success in life. But how do we ensure that our learning experiences for our students involve these skills? And how can we embed opportunities for collaboration in a classroom structure?

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      18 Steps to Get Organized With Tech Before the New School Year

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

      As summer begins to wind down and the first week of school approaches, we often find ourselves losing sleep thinking about all of the things we need to do to get organized. Before that first week approaches, here are 18 steps to organize yourself with technology:

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      Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Educational Apps, curriculum, back to school, 21st Century Skills

      How to Get Your Professional and Personal Resources Organized for Summer and Beyond

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

      Are you swamped throughout the school year? Do you get resources delivered to you, but just don’t have the time to look at them? How many sites have you bookmarked during the school day, never to go back to?

      As our school year winds down, summer is usually the time we can take a break and relax. It is also the perfect time to catch up with some resources we found over the school year and just didn’t have a spare moment to peruse.

      Here are some tools and resources to organize these educational finds we have stumbled across:

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      Topics: Activities, Professional Development for Teachers, curriculum, Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

      10 Training Tips for a Successful Technology Integration

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Wed, May 17, 2017

      We know what it’s like to attend a one-day professional development event and never have any follow-up training. It is just as frustrating to listen to a trainer and not be able to practice what you learned because the equipment is not readily available. Additionally, many of us have struggled through a training never being able to touch a piece of technology equipment.

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Technical Challenges

      Top Picks for Educational Resources for the 21st Century Classroom

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Thu, Apr 13, 2017


      It’s not always easy keeping up with all the online tools, websites, blogs, and classroom resources that are available to us as educators. We often spend time searching online for the best fit for our classroom needs—sometimes not getting the results we anticipated. Here is a list of highly recommended educational resources to support teaching and learning:

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      Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

      Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting New Education Technology

      Posted by Lynn Erickson on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

      New education technology purchases can be just as exciting as that shiny new toy given to a kid as a gift. But without proper planning, these new purchases can result in disastrous effects. Here are some mistakes to avoid when planning for new technology purchases: 

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology


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