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Leah Cleary
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I have been a teacher at both the middle and high school level for over 12 years.
I have been a teacher at both the middle and high school level for over 12 years.

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Gamification for Classroom Management
What is Gamifying?   Gamifying is fun. It’s incentivising. It’s a classroom management strategy. Gamifying is the way many apps, programs, and even businesses are starting to work.  Gamifying is not simply playing games in your classroom. In short, gamifyin...

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Back to School Tech: Turn Your Vacation into a Lesson
This is the third post in my summer professional development series. So far, I've written about Infusing Tech One Lesson at a Time and Easy Tools to Techify Your Classroom . This week, I want to consider how to turn summer vacation into a back to school les...

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Easy Tools to Techify Your Classroom
I am busy this summer working to improve my classroom game for the coming school year (and to catch up on Netflix). I'm sharing the former here in my summer professional development series. Last week, I wrote about Infusing Tech One Lesson at a Time. This w...

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Infusing Tech One Lesson at a Time
One of the greatest gifts of teaching (aside from impacting lives, I know, I know...) is summer break. And it is quite a gift. During the school year, the job is a non-stop, all consuming, emotional roller coaster ride of thrilling highs and jolting lows. B...

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Spring Tech Tip 1: Set Custom Start and End Times on YouTube Videos
Have you ever come across a Youtube video that is really, really long, but there's a three or four minute segment that would be perfect for your class? Remember when YouTube had the feature in drop down that allowed you to start and end at a certain point? ...

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Spring Tech Tip 2: Give SuperTeacherTools a Try
I’m counting down to summer with SIMPLE Spring Tech Tips because, let’s face it, we still need to engage our students right up to the bitter end, but none of us need anything complicated in our lives at this point. So far, I’ve talked about using Learningap...

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Spring Tech Tip 3: Customize Your Google Classroom Theme
Three. More. Weeks. We can do this. But it's difficult to keep the students engaged here at the end. So I'm counting down to summer break with simple spring tech tips that will help you mix things up for the students but still be easy for you to implement. ...

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Spring Tech Tip 4: Get Started with EDpuzzle
Here at the end, when we’re racing to fit everything in and the students are actively resisting, mixing it up becomes even more important. One of my favorite ways to do that is with the video webquest. The video webquest enables students to learn a lot in a...
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