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Matt Miller
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"Be warned: Employing the practices in this book moves teachers into the big leagues of teaching -- empowering them to become apathy-busting, creatively charged, highly effective professionals." -- Rick Wormeli, Teacher and Author of Fair Isn't Always Equal

Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom

Available on Amazon now!
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Wendy Goodwin

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I missed several of the last days of the #DitchSummit during the holidays and now it's saying the videos aren't available. Should I still be able to see them if I was registered for the summit?
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I believe Matt has put them back online for a few days. They were awesome so make sure you check them out
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Monty Graber

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Want to run a "genius hour" has anyone done this, and can you either offer suggestions, a plan of attack, or any information.

Anything would be awesome!
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Picture Surfing for Students and Teachers. Safe Sites for students to find Creative Commons Pics! #edtech #digicit http://www.classtechintegrate.com/2016/10/picture-surfing-for-students-and.html?m=1
Part of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put in...
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Monty Graber

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Looking for a starter guide or resources to morph my Social Studies Classroom into a Gamify session of sorts.  I am 8th Grade at a 1:1 school with topics Revolution to Reconstruction.

Starter Guides, Ideas, or Suggestions that anyone has.

Thanks again.
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Monty -- Michael Matera, author of "Explore Like a Pirate", would be an excellent resource. Find him on Twitter at @mrmatera or at explorelikeapirate.com. 
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Monty Graber

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Greetings all,

As part of a collaborative wax museum project in the 8th Grade, we are looking for a way to create a  draft, like a fantasy football draft, for 250 students.  

Any websites, web links, or ideas would be helpful in our search for a way to streamline this process (or if you have something that you have used before).  We have about a month before we need to do this.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Mickey McFetridge

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CALL for PRESENTERS for the Innovation Institute in Springdale, AR on June 8th - 9th! If you have great things to teach others about Infusing Learning with Tech, please come and share!
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Mickey McFetridge

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A couple of simple tools I enjoy using to get kids started creating #infographics! #edtech
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How do you describe/define the difference for your students between an infographic and other visuals such as posters? 
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Matt Miller
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10 key takeaways from Google's Education on Air Conference

The Education on Air online conference provides educators with hours and hours of high-quality video with ideas for incorporating Google into the classroom. 

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/05/11/10-key-takeaways-from-googles-education-on-air-conference/
The Education on Air online conference provides educators with hours and hours of high-quality video with ideas for incorporating Google into the classroom.
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Thanks for sharing +Matt Miller​! 
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Ditch That Textbook is all about teaching with less reliance on the textbook with an emphasis on educational technology and creative teaching ideas. This community is an extension of the Ditch That Textbook blog at www.DitchThatTextbook.com. New blog posts (Mondays and Thursdays) as well as useful resources and discussions will take place here. Everyone is welcome!

Monty Graber

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Anyone have a presentation or informational ideas on how to get parents excited about VR in the classroom? Have a parent tech night on the 10th of January...and want to show, experience, and play...but will not have much time.

Thanks for all of your help with this.

I have 25 viewers and 5 devices that I can use.
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Use Aurasma- biggest wow factor I know of. Also, many parents could get it on their phones so you'd have more than 5 devices.

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Reasons to still use Flubaroo now that Google Sheets has automatic scoring. #EdTech #GSuiteEdu
Back in June when Google added a scoring option to Google Forms many people wondered if Flubaroo was still a necessary Add-on. The answer to that is yes for anyone who wants to grade quizzes that have multiple correct respons...
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Monty Graber

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Let me know if you can help.

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Some great places for your students to find pictures for their projects! 
Part of the purpose for student usage of technology in the classroom is to allow students to become creators not just consumers. A large part of this creative process for our learners is the resources that they find to put in...
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This is a an app with what I believe to be a lot of potential for #education. PLNs, PLCs, Study Groups.

I'm giving it a try, feel free to join me in the discussion!
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Two great tools to try out as you get back into the swing of things!
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Matt Miller
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10 innovative Google lessons from the EduOnAir conference

Looking for innovative ways to integrate Google Apps in your classroom? Look no further. Here are 10 lessons you can start using immediately.

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2015/05/14/10-innovative-google-lessons-from-the-eduonair-conference/
Looking for innovative ways to integrate Google Apps in your classroom? Look no further. Here are 10 lessons you can use in your own class.
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Great share ... thanks, Regina!
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