Natalie Mills

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Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Great Bulletin Board

Innovative educator Samantha Stouber uses the NYCDOE student-friendly social media guidelines as part of her efforts to teach digital literacy to her …

The Math Barrier: An Unfortunate Reality

When you’re a math major in college like I was, you can be guaranteed at least two things. First, many people will assume you’re a human calculator …

Makerspace Resources

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom: This is the must-read of Maker Education. This book covers everything from the …

Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

2. How much homework is recommended?<p>Multiple sources recommend about ten minutes per night in the first grade, then add ten minutes for every …

Teaching

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information …

How To Teach Math With LEGOs | Edudemic - The Diigo Meta page

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015. Gone are the days when we can use the …

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org‘s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curriculum to get students in kindergarten through high school interested in the underlying concepts …

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more

If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Not necessarily. I have often found …

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

<b>Makerspaces - #MakerEd</b><p><b>A makerspace is an area where people can gather to<br>create, invent, tinker, explore and discover<br>using a variety of tools and</b> …

Great ePortfolio Resources for Teachers

July 28, 2014<br>With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies, the concept of portfolios has migrated to the cloud giving rise to what is now termed …

10 Activities to do on an iPad instead of a Worksheet

I always have teachers wanting to know how they can better utilize the iPad in their classrooms. I know that it's very easy when first receiving an …

Flowchart: Can You Use That Copyrighted Picture?

Say you find an image online that you’d like to use in your article, or repost. How do you go about deciding if it’s even legal? The last thing …

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RT @ipadqueen2012: Learning about the maker movement #ettsummit @smartinez http://t.co/YeEQLKuiTi

Student portfolios, Educational technology and Google sites

Your Mid-Week Must-Read: Why Do Americans Stink At Math

Elizabeth Green compiles the history of math education in the United States from New Math to the Common Core:<p>Americans might have invented the …

Scrawlar - Share Drawings and Documents Without Using Email

Scrawlar is a free whiteboard and document sharing service that I recently tried after reading about it on Larry Ferlazzo's blog. Through Scrawlar …

My Tricks for Using Minecraft to Motivate Your Class

What motivates students? I’m continually asking myself this question. I can now say I’ve found my answer: Minecraft. "Why play Minecraft in school?" …

“Scrawlar” Will Certainly Be One Of The Top Web 2.0 Tools Of The Year…

Scrawlar lets teachers create virtual classrooms, lets students write and use a “whiteboard,” doesn’t require student email registration (just a …

Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making

<i>It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long</i> …

The periodic table of iPad Apps

I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to …

iPad Apps

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology

3D Printing