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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

One of the advantages of project-based learning is the flexibility. PBL is an effective instructional strategy within individual content areas as …

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Project-Based Learning

Article<p>Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.<p>547,679 views<p>Article<p>Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell breaks scientific …

Ending the 4th Grade Year with Six Word Stories

Not a fan of ending the year with parties and movies, I wanted to do a few reflective exercises to help my students realize how far they had come in …

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20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts

<b>20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts</b><p>The Common Core Standards represent a shift in the traditional instruction of …

Teaching

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Great Teachers Don't Teach

In a conversation on LinkedIn, one person asked, "What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?" I read quite a few excellent remarks that …

Creating Passion Projects (Genius Hour)

To see all of my Passion Time/Genius Hour resources, click here: http://psolarz.weebly.com/2013-2014-passion-projects.html<p>So excited to write a blog …

Words Their Way: Resources and Ideas

Introduction and Background<p>If you’re not familiar with <b>Words Their Way</b>, it is a developmental spelling program which has students work with …

Genius Hour: Week 1

"How did you know that?"<br>"I Googled it."<br>The first student had asked a fairly complicated question out loud ("Do babies dream?"), and within a few …

Common Core Checklists

Use these I Can Resources to help your students understand the standards. Written in kid friendly language for classroom use. <b><br>*******This is our</b> …

Clarity Through Brevity: Integrating Six-Word Memoirs

At its core, the six-word memoir teaches us to be concise but also introspective. Try describing yourself in six words. Not easy, right? So, for …

Integration Strategies for PBL

Know Your Level of Integration<p>When you plan your integrated PBL project, consider the following definitions and levels of integration articulated in</i> …

Pedagogy

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

<b>10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom</b><p>By <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>Teachers are incorporating more and more projects into …

How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

The sharing and commenting features in Google Documents are fantastic for giving students feedback about their work. Likewise, those features are …

Lots of Answers to Common Google Apps Security & Privacy Questions

This morning I received an email that I get on a fairly regular basis. The question always goes something like this... "we're thinking about using …

Use Shared Google Drive Folders to Distribute Assignments to Students

One of the ways that I like to share documents, presentations, and files in Google Drive is through shared folders. By creating a shared folder …

gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management

Last fall I introduced many of you to gClassFolders. gClassFolders is a Google Drive script that will create folders for you for as many course …

Five Essential Google Drive Skills For Teachers

This school year I've worked with a few school districts that are using Google Apps for Education for the first time. A lot of what I have done with …