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App #47: Silent Light

It is safe to say that most teachers have struggled with classroom management at one point or another in their careers. As we gain teaching …

10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year

<b>10 Questions To Help You Become A Better Teacher This School Year</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>1. Why are my most powerful units powerful?</b><p>And how can I share those …

The Best 1:1 Device is a Good Teacher | Edutopia

Smashing the State of the Art<p>We have reached a point in education technology where devices are, for the most part, adaptable. Most of the programs a …

27 Habits That Produce 21st Century Teachers

<i>Preface: There are typos in this infographic that, if our social media channels and the comments section are telling us anything, are driving many of</i> …

The Internet Is Making Writing Worse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Bad news for teens and tweens! A new Pew Research survey of teachers around the country found that …

What Works and What Doesn't Work In Net Safety Instruction

ConnectSafely produces some excellent materials that you can use to teach students how to use social media responsibly. Recently, I stumbled upon a …

Why you should set soft goals for your classroom this year

When you set your goals for the fall, don't forget your soft goals.<p>There are hard and fast things you must do in the classroom. There are tasks, …

How to Create Flipped Classroom Assignments & Videos With Knowmia

Knowmia is a website and an iPad app for creating, sharing, and viewing video lessons. Last month Knowmia introduced a new feature that they call an …

Google Docs began as a hacked together experiment, says creator

Sam Schillace talks about the challenges of collaborative editing and why people get freaked out when there's no Save button<p>If Google Docs is the mother of modern word processing, Sam Schillace is probably its father. Back in 2005 he built Writely, a web-based text editor, which Google acquired in …

An MIT Project That Lets You Spy On Yourself

Of all the stuff on metadata I've seen in the past few weeks, this is my favorite:<p>It's my favorite in large part because it's <i>my metadata.</i> It comes from my Gmail account. The relationships it maps are, more or less, my life — orange circles for Planet Money, purple for Brooklyn, brown for college. …

Using Google Glass: A series of awkward encounters

Feature<p>For all its technical achievements and potential uses, there's really one question that can make or break Google Glass: How do people react …

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How to help iPad kids film better

It’s about time I add another post about my actual teaching practice and how my kids use iPads. One set of iPad skills that interests all the kids …

Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow - A Virtual Camp for Making Things

MAKE magazine is hosting a virtual Maker Camp starting tomorrow (July 8th) and running through August 16th. The virtual camp features new DIY …

30 Free Teacher PD Courses

Earlier this week I wrote a post about places to search for free online courses. One resource that I neglected to mention and subsequently had many …

Collaboratively Create an iPad or Android Magazine

Last month Flipboard made it possible for anyone to create digital magazines about their favorite topics. You can do this with the Flipboard iPad …

StoryToolz - Writing Prompts and More

StoryToolz is a nice assembly of useful tools for writers. Writers who are struggling to come up with ideas for fiction stories will like the story …

Google Forms Become Printer-friendly

Creating quizzes in Google Forms is one of the things that I usually teach people how to do during my Google Apps workshops. Google Forms are very …

More Ideas for Using ThinkLink In Your Classroom

Last week I shared Donna Baumbach's great Google Presentation of 65+ ways to use ThingLink in your classroom. This spring ThingLink ran a contest in …

Best of 2013 So Far... Why Visuals Matter In Storytelling

<i>We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the</i> …

Best of 2013 So Far... Studies of iPad Use In Education

<i>We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the</i> …

Free Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

The beginning of the school year is a great time to conduct lessons on digital citizenship and digital literacy. The knowledge and skills gained in …

Using iPads to Transform Teaching and Learning

<i>Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.-John Dewey</i><p>One of the great things I’ve noticed in the last 2 years is …