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A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of moving ripples in space and time. Credit Illustration by Aleks Sennwald
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Here Is A Great Tool for Creating Educational Video Games to Use in Class
February 10, 2016 Pixel Press is an excellent application that enables you to draw your own video games. Teachers can create educational video games to use in class without the need for any coding skills. The process is very simple: use pen and paper to dra...
February 10, 2016. Pixel Press is an excellent application that enables you to draw your own video games. Teachers can create educational video games to use in class without the need for any coding skills. The process is very simple: use pen and paper to draw your game, take a picture of it via ...
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Two Interesting Google Drive Tools for Generating Word Clouds
February 7, 2016 Word cloud generators are great tools to use for a variety of educational purposes in your class. For instance, students can use them to identify main themes in a passage, generate a quick overview or summary of a text, help with word choic...
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New Horizons scientists are using images like this one of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon to map portions that would otherwise not be visible during the flyby. This picture was taken nearly three days after the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto and Charon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1K59zrD
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Another Handy Chart Featuring Some of The Best Note Taking Apps for Teachers
January 23, 2016 Looking for some very good note taking apps to use or recommend to your students? The chart below has you covered. It features some of the best note taking apps we have reviewed last year. We tried to diversify the list so it can cater to t...
January 23, 2016. Looking for some very good note taking apps to use or recommend to your students? The chart below has you covered. It features some of the best note taking apps we have reviewed last year. We tried to diversify the list so it can cater to the needs of users across different ...
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From an Indiegogo campaign to get more tech for my school I developed a student tech support club:
CC0 Public Domain I've been working in my school district's tech committee since I started working at Chimacum in 1997. Our most recent district tech plan
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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers
February 10, 2016 Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms...
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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have
February 4, 2016 A few days ago we published a post featuring what we believe are the 9 basic digital skills every teacher should have and for each of the featured skill  we provided a number of key tools and apps to help you better cultivate it. Based on y...
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Another GREAT chart from KQED Mindshift. Thank you KQED for such wonderful postings
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11 Powerful Google Sheets Add-ons for Teachers
January 11, 2016 Google Sheets add-ons' store embeds some really handy tools to use to expand and add new functionalities to your spreadsheets. We have reviewed several of these add-ons in the past and today we have curated for you this collection featuring...
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Blogger Andrew Miller offers six simple, effective approaches to differentiated instruction in project-based learning.
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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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15 Straight Years of Getting at Least One Grant per Year!
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Content Integrationist (EA Gen National Board Certification), and Tech Integrationist (Put together my own class 1:1)
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  • Main Street Elementary
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10 ways the research behind banning #mlearning for children is flawed
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You may have come across Cris Rowan's popular HuffPost piece explaining 10 reasons handheld devices should be banned for children under 12.

In Defense of "New Math"
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I'm seeing many of these posts making their rounds on Facebook. I'm seeing statements like, "What the hell is a number line and why do kids

How To Use Evernote: The Missing Manual
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Are you a digital packrat? Are you in need of a searchable repository for everything you want to recall later? Does the idea of automatic OC

Fear of Being Found Out
www.educationrethink.com

Last year, the coaches and specialists used to talk about the teachers who hated being observed. There were the nervous ones who were always

Share your iPad app list with others | Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch
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Share your iPad app list with others. Tom Barrett tweeted a question today asking how to share your entire iPad app collection with someone.

Not a good enough reason....
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"By studying biology you can make informed decisions on issues that impact you and our society." Modern Biology textbook, HRW, 2006 Pretty m

Students Scientists Connect with ISS Astronauts
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Students Scientists Connect with ISS Astronauts:Students from around the US and Canada interview International Space Station scientists orbi

Tech-Savvy Teacher - Jason and Mike are the Tech-Savvy Teachers!
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I wanted to follow up on my post yesterday with another great conversation starter around nutrition. If you didn't get a chance to watch the

how to talk less
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I've deliberately designed my classroom so I speak as little as possible. I don't teach in a 1:1 environment but I think some of my techniqu

Digital Citizenship Poster Now Available in 6 Languages | Edmodo – Safe ...
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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

My second interview with CBC Radio on giving kids zeroes
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What am I doing here? I am Joe Bower and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exploring m

Edublogger Debate: Scaffolding vs. Struggling – Can You Be Too Helpful? ...
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My partner in crime here on The Edublogger, Sue Waters, and I have regular debates and conversations around a wide range of topics. Recently

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Photos: Amazing Solar Flare Views of April 16, 2012
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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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Here I Stand Erica Goldson There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I

Stop Stealing Dreams
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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
www.joebower.org

What am I doing here? I am Joe Bower and I teach in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I wish to challenge 'traditional' schooling while exp

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,