Author Archives: Diana Marcus

About Diana Marcus

Mobile Learning Coach and Educator Evaluation Support for Burlington Public Schools (MA)

Colby, the Code & Go Mouse

Meet Colby, the Code & Go Mouse.  Colby is adorable and chatty and, not particularly surprisingly, quite fond of cheese.  Strangely, however, his favorite cheese appears to be Swiss – go figure!  Colby is spending some time in Mrs. Hoyt’s … Continue reading

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Math & Basketball!

Did you know that every BPS teacher has access to Discovery Education?  And Discovery Education is more than just video clips.  Check out this virtual field trip to the NBA where students can learn about the math involved in basketball. … Continue reading

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Swift Playgrounds – Everyone Can Code

    Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend Apple Education’s “Everyone Can Code” event, highlighting Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.  Swift is the coding language used to create iOS apps for iPhones and iPads.  What was most surprising, given … Continue reading

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Evernote and Google Drive – Together at Last

Finally, Evernote and Google Drive are working together.  Often, users find themselves torn between using Google Apps for everything in order to have all their files in one place and easily shared with co-workers or Evernote with its host of features … Continue reading

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Google Hangouts In Kindergarten

Earlier this year, I had the honor of being a guest reader in Mrs. Hoyt’s kindergarten at Pine Glen.  The first time was a typical read-aloud of Ms. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.  I joined the students in the classroom, took … Continue reading

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National Park Service Resources

Finding multimedia to use in your teaching without copyright infringement concerns can be a challenge. One source to check out for Social Studies/History, is the National Park Service media collection. With over 26,000 photos, 2,100 videos, and 600 audio files … Continue reading

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free service by the  SAG-AFTRA Foundation which provides videos of actors reading children’s books.  The selection includes a wide array of popular books, many of which are currently used in BPS classrooms today.  They even include  one … Continue reading

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