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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind | Emerging Education Technologies

<i>“And then one day everything changed for me …”</i><p><i>Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for</i> …

23 Seldom-Used Ideas for Utilizing Twitter Lists

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter lists.<p>Twitter lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. …

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Tip and Tools for Getting Started<p>30 Days to Kick Start Your Blogging: Last year, Edublogs, a great network of teacher blogs, hosted this 30-day …

Teaching

Social Media FOR Schools: Developing Shareable Content for Schools

<b>Interested in working with me? Consider hiring me as a consultant to coach your administration and staff to develop shareable content for your …

What is Understanding by Design? Author Jay McTighe explains.

The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps

Image via Nuno Cruz<p><i>By Tiago Forte of</i> <i>Forte Labs</i><p>At the end of 2014 I received an email informing me that I had read over a million words in the ‘read …

Productivity

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

What Makes a Question Essential?

<b>Essential Questions</b><p><b>Not Essential Questions</b><p>• How do the arts shape, as well as reflect, a culture?<p>• What common artistic symbols were used by the …

Teaching

Use blogging for reflection and assessment

When I introduced blogging to my high school physics students, they weren’t exactly ecstatic. I thought I had it all planned out perfectly. I …

Social media as powerful method of learning – the evidence

Discussion around social media and learning tends to focus on the networking effects; the fact that you are in touch with others and gain from that …

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto …

Education Technology