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Oh Noah!, teaches Spanish to children ages six to eight using animated videos and games that help build vocabulary. Teachers can find National Standards and learning objectives on PBS Learning Media and short videos to watch in the classroom. Continue Reading »


No question that there’s an increased use of digital devices by students today.

On Wednesday, July 23, 8pm on WGBY you can delve into the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Continue Reading »

The staff of eSchool News have put together a provocative article in their July 7th edition concerning self-paced blended learning. The article states that, “traditional teaching usually keeps all students at the same learning position. This is unnatural. As self-paced courses ‘mature,’ they continue to improve; resources get fine-tuned and teachers become comfortable and confident. Continue Reading »

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. A few host sites across the state are still accepting applications for Commonwealth Corps Members to serve full-time or half-time Continue Reading »

Kids love treasure hunts and a fun, yet surprisingly practical summer project allows them to design and build a magnetic-field detector and use it to find hidden magnets with students. Continue Reading »

John Kislo with studentsJosh is an Instructor/Chef at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton and a  graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1977.   He himself earned a Culinary Arts Certificate from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in 1979 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education/Occupational Education at Westfield State University in 1999.  He’s been a Culinary Arts Instructor since February of 1988.  Here are his responses to a few questions  Continue Reading »

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