Donna Rickman

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White people get “The Wire” all wrong: Its lessons on race and racism must be absorbed

<b>(HBO)</b><p>David Simon’s show is right about systemic racism and failure of American dream. Deny that and you deny its power<p>Paul Achter<p>July 21, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this spring, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article titled "1.5 Million Missing Black Men." The article showed that between …

American Cities

The nerd's guide to learning everything online

Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for …

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers

I started my Truth For Teachers podcast in January, and since then, I’ve heard from dozens of educators who are now hooked on the format and are …

Teaching

Why Reading to Learn Is Seldom Taught

A retired public elementary school principal recently told me that the rule in education used to be that grades 1-3 were about learning to read. After that, it was reading to learn. But that's not happening today with the current emphasis on ELA skills through the Common Core State Standards. The …

Teaching

Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly

July 22, 2015<br>Handouts is a great educational app to use in your iPad classroom for scheduling and managing assignments paperlessly. As a teacher, you …

Education Technology

Reconsidering Math as an Art Form

Imagine a classroom filled with enthusiastic students posing some delightful and engaging questions - What happens when I draw a triangle within a rectangular box? Is infinity a number? How many ways can I symmetrically tile a surface? Why does adding up a list of consecutive odd numbers, starting …

Autodesk's Design Software is Now Free for Students and Teachers

Autodesk has offered a number of their mobile apps for free for a while. This week they made all of their software available for free to students and …

App Smashing from Jon Corripo

Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome!

The K!rew June 27, 2018<p>ISTE 2018 recap: our highlights from the epicenter of EdTech<p>This week, it was HOT in the epicenter of EdTech! We’re leaving …

Education Technology

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

<b>50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014</b><p>by <b>Sara Briggs</b><p>The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues …

TED Talks

12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Choice #2: Choose to Disconnect<p>We are making a dumb use of our smartphones. Instead of freeing us up to go anywhere anytime, they've tethered us to a …

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Guided Math in an iPad Classroom

Just like guided reading, it is vital that we individualize and differentiate our math instruction on a daily basis. Another important factor is that …

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

1. Set the Tone<p>I firmly believe that a student's misbehavior in the past does not necessarily equate to future indiscretions. At the beginning of the …

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Most schools have a philosophy about homework that is challenged by each parent's experience doing homework "back in the day." Parents' common …

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Slice It!<p>Credit: Com2uS USA, Inc.<p>With all of the evidence pointing toward the effectiveness of game-based learning, one could reasonably ask why …

Sketchnoting

Sketchnoting in Education<p>Mike Rohde's Sketchnote Podcast series<i><br>The Sketchbook Handbook on Amazon</i><p><b>The "Complete the Doodle"</b> …

15 Things Successful People Do on Monday Mornings

Those first few hours after the weekend are critical. Start your week off right.<p>Monday mornings are the most critical time of the workweek, as they set the stage for the day and week ahead.<p>"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the …

50+ Ways a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher

51 Tools in The Epic BYOD Toolchest and 100 BYOD Influencers to Follow

Want to engage students? Have them create apps

Student app development is on the rise, and ed-tech companies have tapped into this trend by launching programs that teach kids how to build their …

15 Ways to #WorkWonders with Microsoft Office #edchat

Your Desk Is Making You Stupid

Sitting around all day isn't just making you unhealthy. It might also be making you dumber.<p>Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you.<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade …

5 Things You Think Will Make You Happier at Work (But Really Won’t)

“If only …”<p>If only you had a bigger salary, a nicer boss, a more flexible schedule.<p><i>Then</i> you’d love your job! In fact, you’d practically bounce into …

Ready, Set, Teach

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

<i>This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this site.</i><p>While there are some very creative web tools out there, …