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Screencastify makes it easy to record video of your screen or with your webcam. Here are ideas for classroom implementation.
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Here Is A great Interactive Tool to Teach Students How to Read A Map
Here is a great educational tool we came across today as we were working on the list of social studies websites for elementary students.  Reading a Map  is an interactive web tool provided by the  National Park Service  that helps students develop their rea...
Here is a great educational tool we came across today as we were working on the list of social studies websites for elementary students. Re...
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In this guide, Mike Wallace and Amy Mayer seek to provide you with all the knowledge you need as a PARENT, TEACHER or GAFE SYS ADMIN to get the most out of Google Classroom Guardian Summaries. We sure hope it helps! If it doe...
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Two Easy Ways to Create A Table of Content in Google Docs
There are actually two ways to add a table of contents to a document in Google Docs. Both of these ways require that you create headings and subheadings in your document. The first way is through using Google Docs' built-in feature which can be accessed by ...
There are actually two ways to add a table of contents to a document in Google Docs. Both of these ways require that you create headings and subheadings in your document. The first way is through using Google Docs' built-in feature which can be accessed by clicking on "insert" button then select ...
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Useful Tools Students Can Use to Create 3D Models (Work on Chromebooks too)
Below are two useful tools you  can use with your students to create 3D models on the cloud. You do not need to download any software, the tools are web-based and, best of all, work on Chromebooks so those of you teaching with Chromebooks will find them han...
Below are two useful tools you can use with your students to create 3D models on the cloud. You do not need to download any software, the tools are web-based and, best of all, work on Chromebooks so those of you teaching with Chromebooks will find them handy. 1- Design Something
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3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers
We have received a few requests over the last couple of weeks to share our recommendations for text to speech tools designed specifically for struggling readers.While all text to voice converters can be used by both struggling and non struggling readers, th...
We have received a few requests over the last couple of weeks to share our recommendations for text to speech tools designed specifically for struggling readers.While all text to voice converters can be used by both struggling and non struggling readers, the tools listed below are reputed for ...
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Google Forms is a great platform for creating all kinds of simple quiz and review activities. One of the features of Google Forms that is often overlooked is the "go to section based on answer" setting. When you use that sett...
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Teachers Guide to Using The New Google Forms
Google Forms is a powerful tool with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. Besides being free and easy to use, Forms works across different devices and is seamlessly integrated with other Drive services such as Docs and Spreadsheets. As a t...
Google Forms is a powerful tool with huge educational potential for teachers and educators. Besides being free and easy to use, Forms works across different devices and is seamlessly integrated with other Drive services such as Docs and Spreadsheets. As a teacher, you can use Forms for a variety ...
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This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content
Twitter search is a great alternative to the conventional ways of searching the net. This socially-based kind of search allows students to access content and resources that are both timely and relevant. And most importantly, students do not need to have Twi...
Twitter search is a great alternative to the conventional ways of searching the net. This socially-based kind of search allows students to access content and resources that are both timely and relevant. And most importantly, students do not need to have Twitter accounts to search its database.
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4 Important Apps for A Paperless Classroom
Planning a paperless classroom? Here are four important apps you should definitely consider. Using these apps will enable you to create and distribute assignments to your students, provide feedback on your students work, organize your classroom materials, c...
Planning a paperless classroom? Here are four important apps you should definitely consider. Using these apps will enable you to create and distribute assignments to your students, provide feedback on your students work, organize your classroom materials, conduct quick formative assessments via ...
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There is a very wide variety of digital formative assessment tools that can be used for free. I’ve made simple graphics for 15 of them. Most of the tools work with any web browser, so they are great for laptops, computer labs, iPads, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones.
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A Middle School Science Teacher
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Born in Miami, FL, Cuban-American, moved to Southern Cal and now living in Pac NW. Went from Hot and Humid, to Hot and Dry, and now in Cold and Wet!!
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Last month we posted a free digital citizenship poster for our educator community to download. The response we received after posting it was

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See amazing photos of the powerful solar flare that erupted on April 16, 2012.

America Via Erica: Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictory Speech 2010
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The economy has changed, probably forever. School hasn't. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to

for the love of learning: Grading Moratorium
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Tech Transformation: Teachers as Leaders - part 1
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When I'm thinking about all the really important changes that are happening in schools these days, when I'm thinking about global pr

Math Reflections: Awards
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Our middle school staff just had a lively conversation about the possibility of making some changes to our student-led monthly award assembl

ROLE Reversal: Harvard study misses the mark
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Harvard study misses the mark. I have been known to complain about bad or misinterpreted research. Today, I came upon another flawed study,