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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers
June 21, 2016 For those of you who haven’t tried the new Google Forms yet, the visual guide below will help you get started. It features 10 important features that will help you create engaging forms, polls, and surveys. As a teacher, you can use Forms for ...
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A Very Good Tool to Convert Classroom Papers to Google Drive Friendly Documents
June 21, 2016 Snapverter is a good application that allows you to convert classroom papers, images and pother teaching materials into Google Drive friendly files. ‘ Snapverter is an add-on for Read&Write for Google that converts printed documents and inacce...
June 21, 2016. Snapverter is a good application that allows you to convert classroom papers, images and pother teaching materials into Google Drive friendly files. 'Snapverter is an add-on for Read&Write for Google that converts printed documents and inaccessible digital files into readable PDF ...
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6 of The Best Web Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios
June 13, 2016 Digital portfolios are an important part of the learning process that takes place in class. The pedagogic importance of digital portfolios is well documented in the teaching literature. Students use them for a variety of educational purposes s...
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An Interesting Inforgaphic on The Differences between Summative and Formative Assessment
June 9, 2016 After the huge interaction we received following the posting of ’12 Great Tools for Formative Assessments’ we decided to re-share with you this visual that we created almost two years ago. The visual sums up some of the key differences between ...
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A Handy Tool to Create Educational Posters and Graphics to Use in Class
May 24, 2016 FootJet is a good web tool you can use to create beautiful visuals to include in your instruction. You don’t need to have any prior technical knowledge to use FotoJet . There are thousands of pre-made templates and layouts to choose from and wi...
May 24, 2016 FootJet is a good web tool you can use to create beautiful visuals to include in your instruction. You don't need to have any prior technical knowledge to use FotoJet. There are thousands of pre-made templates and layouts to choose from and with minor editing and customization you ...
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An Infographic Featuring 12 Good Chrome Extensions for Research Students
June 19, 2016 The visual below is based on a post we shared here a few days ago. It features a number of important Chrome extensions to help students research during the different stages in a research process. We arranged these extensions under four main he...
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5 Handy Chrome Extensions to Help Students with Their Writing
June 14, 2016 Below are five good Chrome extensions students can use for different writing purposes. Some of the features offered by add-ons include: The ability to easily and quickly play back the revision history of your Google Docs,  switch typing from o...
June 14, 2016. Below are five good Chrome extensions students can use for different writing purposes. Some of the features offered by add-ons include: The ability to easily and quickly play back the revision history of your Google Docs, switch typing from one language to the other with a click ...
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10 Basic Google Keep Tips Every Teacher Should Know about (Infographic)
June 11, 2016 Google Keep is a powerful note taking application for teachers. It allows you to capture your thoughts in different format: audio, text and images. You can also use it to create to do-lists, add reminders to your notes, copy notes to your Goog...
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A new 6th grade blog post! It's really good and well researched.
When you think cows there are probably lots of different things you think. For example…. Cows are so cute. Green meadows. Milk. Yummm, hamburgers. But when you think cows do you think pollution??? Probably not because co...
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Check Out This Comprehensive Collection of Libraries Providing Public Domaine Materials for Teachers
May 17, 2016 A few days ago we shared with you an important collection featuring a wide variety free audio books for teachers. In today’s post we are adding another equally important resource from Internet Archive . This is basically a comprehensive collect...
May 17, 2016. A few days ago we shared with you an important collection featuring a wide variety free audio books for teachers. In today's post we are adding another equally important resource from Internet Archive. This is basically a comprehensive collection featuring thousands of libraries ...
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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
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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
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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 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,