Courtney Pepe

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction North Jersey, ADE, Doctoral Candidate, blogger, coder, surfer, life-long learner

  • Education

    5 Ways to Maximize Hour of Code

    Last month, Hour of Code took place all over the globe. Students from ages 3 to adult received at least one hour of computer science instruction. Hour of Code had a far reach, impacted 180 countries, and reached tens of millions of students. It is truly a global movement because the tutorials that are associated […]

  • Education

    How to Bring Global Collaboration into the 21st Century

    As educators in the 21st Century, one of the most important values that we need to cultivate for our students is the concept of global collaboration. The worst thing that we could do as educators is to confine the learning of our children to the four walls of a classroom. As someone who is a […]

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  • Education

    21st Century Learning with Explain Everything

    What does assessment look like in 21st Century education? With the rise of the Common Core and the PARCC tests, there is no question that we are living in an era of accountability. In a recent conversation with a superintendent in my home state, he reflected: “the end of the year state test is just […]

  • Technology

    How to use Sphero the Robot for incredible STEM lessons

    As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero emphasizes the power […]

  • Education

    How to use iBeacons in the classroom

    This point in the school year is often a time of reflection for teachers, instructional technology coaches, and administrators. Practitioners begin to think about ways to redesign their learning spaces and schools in the upcoming 2015-16 school year to encourage innovative teaching and learning, making this the perfect opportunity to introduce an emergent technology called […]

  • Education

    5 digital tools (and tips) that will help new school leaders

    It is that time of year when aspiring school administrator candidates are polishing their resumes and getting job interviews to make the jump from teacher to administrator. Technology is always a topic that comes up on an administrative panel: what do you do with education technology during the first 30 days on the job, on […]

  • Education

    How to start using game education (plus 4 games worth trying)

    Jean Piaget once said that “play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” As educators in the digital age, it is important that we embrace the power of play in our classrooms. One of the ways that we can redefine our practice is by using game education in our schools. Game education is […]

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