Kristi Meeuwse

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How to set up your Apple Watch Friends screen

After linking your new Apple Watch to your iPhone, your favorite contacts are automatically synced over. But to get the most from the device, you’ll want to make a couple of tweaks to the Apple Watch Friends screen.<p>It’s truly one of the most important screens on the Apple Watch — here’s how to make …

A Smarter Way to Teach the Teachers

Teachers’ learning needs are as unique as their students’. Why, then, is their professional development so awkwardly flat?<p><b>By Ryen Borden</b><p>It’s 4:00pm …

Teaching

Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core …

Common Core

Photoshop Video Tutorial #2: Layer Masks from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told

<b>The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>When I became a teacher, I wanted to be like Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society, bringing …

3 things great teachers do with technology

3 inspiring examples of how teachers turn technology into relevance and make learning count<p>Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart …

7 steps to creating PLCs teachers want to use

Practical tips for building PLCs that serve every educator<p><i>Ed. note: Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of</i> …

Education Technology

What we know about tablets and how your child learns to read

A recent US survey commissioned by the children’s books publisher Scholastic found that 65% of 6-11 year olds prefer to read print books even when …

Comment on From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines by Making Critical Thinking Visible | Inquiry Into Life

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Pedagogy

Using Assessment To Elevate Learning

Imagine you are the coach of your daughter’s soccer team. Assessment would be important to you. You would hope that each of your players would have a …

How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

Book Creator and the SAMR model - Book Creator app

This innovative use of Book Creator demonstrates how you can move beyond Substitution to Modification on the SAMR model.<p>I’m a member of a team of …

For Success at School, Personality May Beat Brains

When it comes to success in school, being smart isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Personality may have a lot more to do with academic success than …

Psychology

KQED

<i>The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is from</i> …

Your Father’s Mathematics Teaching No Longer Works

<i>Gender-challenged title courtesy of this famous 1988 Oldsmobile TV commercial:</i><br>The start of a New Year is traditionally a time when we resolve to make …

Kids teaching kids with Book Creator - Book Creator app

The engagement was instant<p>In the afternoon, we hosted another kindergarten class to come learn from us. At one point, there were 50 kids in my …

Why educators say kids shouldn't miss kindergarten

December is a rough month for attendance among kindergarteners at Los Angeles schools where winter sick days and extended family vacations take their …

#1 Kids Programs in Toronto

“I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”<p>-Carlos Contreras, Director of Education at …

Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy

Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens. A new Tel Aviv University …

iPad in Education: Great Kindergarten Case Study

Talk about a great endorsement – they just don’t get any better than this. Just in case you can’t read the quite text on the image above, here it is:<p>For the first time in 22 years of teaching, 100 percent of my kindergarten students went to first grade reading above grade level.<p>That’s from Kristi …

Teaching

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

More than any other academic disciplines, science and math draw their meaning by relating to life in the “real” world outside the classroom. They …

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

<b>The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates …

Education Technology

A Great iPad App to Turn Physical Notes into Digital Notes

November, 2014<br>Post-it Plus is a great iPad app that you can use to digitize your physical sticky notes. The way it works is pretty simple: install …

iTeach with iPads

Many of you may know I have left the classroom and am now the project manager for a school improvement grant for two priority schools in my district. …