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A Beautiful Classroom Poster On Steps for Good Writing

February 27, 2015 <i><br>5 Steps to Writing A Poem</i> is a visual created by Cambridge University and outlines the 5 major stages to composing a poem. In fact, …

The Best Junk Food Choices for Weight Loss

When you think about dieting and weight loss, what are the first things that come to mind? We’re going to go out on a limb and say that images of …

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

What makes a teacher successful?<p>Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge …

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …

New Poster- 15 Useful Tips to Help Students Overcome Procrastination

February 10, 2015<br>If anything, digitally has taken procrastination to unprecedented levels. Keeping focused and on task in a world where multiple …

3 Apps Students Can Use to Document and Show Their Learning

February 8, 2015<br>There are several ways students can display and document their learning from creating digital portfolios to posting in a blog or a …

Flipagram- A Great Digital Storytelling App Using Pictures and Audio

February 8, 2015<br>Flipagram is a cool app that allows you to create short video stories using pictures and images you have in your camera roll, albums, …

Tow of The Best Twitter Tools for Teachers

January, 2015<br>There are several third party tools out there that would enable you to enhance your tweeting experience, below is the editor's choice of …

9 Ways to Top a Baked Sweet Potato, from Marshmallows to Cashews and Lime

Your baked sweet potato deserves so much more than mini marshmallows (although we love those too).<p><b>Despite their most frequent appearance under toasted marshmallows</b>, baked sweet potatoes are endlessly versatile. Roast them whole, then let your imagination run wild with toppings. <b>Jessie Damuck</b>, <i>Bon</i> …

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

<b>25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area</b><p>Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds …

Excellent Speech to Text Tool Integrated with Google Drive

January 22, 2015<br>Voice Recognition (former Dictation) is one of the most popular speech recognition apps in the Chrome store. The app, which works …

AppInventor- A Good Tool Students Can Use to Create Apps and Learn Programming

January 17, 2015<br>AppInventor is a platform where students can have access to a wide variety of resources to help them learn about programming and …

Education Technology

ClassDojo Released 5 New Features for Teachers and Parents

Today, I learned through an email from Erika Janis that ClassDojo released a set of new interesting updates to its app. Below is a summary of the new …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Is Now Available for Both iPad and Android

January 14, 2015<br>Google announced today the release of Google Classroom apps for both iOS and Android.using these apps students and teachers will be …

The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

January, 2015<br>Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major …

7 Good Grading iPad Apps for Teachers

January, 2015<br>Today's list features some interesting grading apps that you can use on your iPad to grade your students assignments. Some of these apps …

The 50 Best iPad and iPhone Educational Apps of 2014

Here are the best of the best iPhone and iPad apps for education that challenge students and expertly use the iOS platform, listed by the age groups: …

Middle School

Teacher 's Guide on Creating Personal Learning Networks

Creating your PLN is easier than you might even thought. Most of you are already familiar with some social media platforms such as Twitter, Google+, …

A Beautiful Sketchnote on How Teachers Can Use Twitter for Professional Development

December, 2014<br>Twitter is a powerful social networking tool with huge potential for teachers professional development. In a relatively short span of …

Duolingo Is The Most Popular Educational App of 2014

December 26, 2014<br>Google has recently released a list of the most popular apps, games and books in Google Play store for 2014. Google used the …

Who’s Really Holding Back Innovation in Schools—Teachers or Administrators?

You’ve probably heard all the buzzwords: inquiry- or project-based learning, blended classrooms, gamification, play, etc. Whether the cheerleaders …

Top education apps for the holidays

Over Christmas, children need a break from the structure of school, but subtle learning can continue with these apps, says Sebastien Breteau<p>Children have a natural curiosity to explore, so learning through play can be highly engaging and effective for children. When playing, a child is an active …

Discover the world from your classroom with Mystery Skype

Advertisement Feature<p>What is Mystery Skype?<p>Mystery Skype is an easy, free and engaging way for classrooms worldwide to interact and find out more …

The 9 Features of A Good Digital Citizen Students Should Know About

December, 2014<br>Here is a new visual from ISTE on the concept of digital citizenship. The visual outlines some of the features characterizing ‘good’ …

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class

December, 2014<br>Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would …

How a People Magazine Teacher of the Year created the Reading Train iPad app

Libby Curran is an accomplished educator, with 20 years of experience teaching kindergarten and special education classes. In 2012, she was …

12 Important Things Teachers Should Know about Chromebooks

December 15, 2014 <br>Chromebooks are making gigantic inroads in the education sector. Several school districts here in Canada and the States are …

Popular Educational Apps and Tools for Teachers

Use these clicker apps to easily create quizzes, games, and exit tickets for immediate formative assessments.<p>Record video lessons and tutorials using …

4 Important YouTube Search Tips for Teachers and Educators

December, 2014<br>Youtube is definitely one of the powerful video resources for us in education. It is probably by far the most frequented video …

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better

December 11, 2014<br>It is amazing how much technology can do for students to enhance their learning and personal development. I wish we had these tech …