Colleen Millar

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Are You Doing the MOOC or Focussing on the Platform?

I admit it. I’m the type of person who likes doing MOOCs.<p>I didn’t say that I finish all of them however.<p>The idea of enrolling into an online course, …

Google Search Tips Poster for Your Class

January 25, 2014<br>There is much more to efficient Googling than what most of our students know. From the specific order of the words constituting our …

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, project-based …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Pedagogy

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students

The Simpsonsmath contains over a hundred instances of mathematics ranging from arithmetic to geometry to calculus, many designed to expose and poke …

Math Slicer – A Fun Alternative to Math Flashcards

Math Slicer is an Android app (free and paid versions available) that presents a fun alternative to using flashcards to practice basic mathematics …

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading

January 26, 2014<br>Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading …

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The K-12 Blueprint: Produced by Clarity Innovations<p>Clarity Innovations matches the most promising technology with the evolving needs of education. By …

Innovation

How to Use Curriculum Map for Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …

Readers Writers Workshop for 21st Century Learners

<i>Click here to make your own:</i><p>A couple of sample Stories:<p>The Homework assignment- made by me<p>Pi vs Pythagoras Theorem- made by Shreyas gr 5<p>Scroll to the …

40+ Examples of Classroom & School Blogs

Last Friday I set up a Google Form to collect examples of classroom and school blogs. This evening I put together a Google Slides presentation from …

Collaboration Matters

Why Emphasize Collaboration?<p>Learning is a social process, and the learning process is deepened when ideas are challenged and learners are pushed to …

Pedagogy

The 5 Best iPad Presentation Apps for Teachers and Students

January 11, 2014 <br>Somebody asked me today on the Facebook page of this blog about some suggestions on iPad apps to create and share presentations and …

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my …

Activities for Practicing Listening and Speaking Skills

The BBC's Skillswise website offers lots of good activities for learning and practicing skills in language arts and mathematics. A section of the …

Share This: What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning

This is a very, very long read, by Carol Black of SchoolingTheWorld.org, arrived in my newsfeed via a fellow unschooler via Films For Action, but …

The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

<i>Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.</i><p>As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and …

10 Note Taking Tips for The 21st Century Teachers

January 11, 2014<br>I am presently reading a book entitled " Orality and Literacy" by Walter Ong in which Ong provides an insightful analysis of the two …

What If Classroom Learning Was Like the Working World?

"I just want to say to you today that not only is your future uncertain, but the overwhelming likelihood is that it's far more uncertain than you think," said Jim Kim, president at the World Bank in his commencement speech to the Northeastern University Class of 2013.<p>He goes on, however, to ensure …

7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

Literacy starts and ends at home.<p>Teachers instruct, support, promote, and provide, but if the bulk of the reading and writing isn’t done at home for …

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