Jonathan Gotterer

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A Reader’s Notebook: Letting Books Live On by Melanie Fuemmeler

Posted by CBethM on July 17, 2015 in Pay It Forward | 17 Comments<p>As a classroom teacher, I always felt it second nature to share my reading life. …

14 reasons to read daily

Marketa<p>Reading is not what it seems! It’s not just sitting in a comfy armchair with a piece of paper in one’s hand. It’s not boring and passive, nor …

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

<b>60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology.It may …

Education Technology

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

According to Dr. Helen Barrett (PDF), portfolios fall into two categories: the positivist approach (using portfolios for learning), and the …

The USA's Top 10 Hiking Trails: From Coast To Coast

Going for a hike is as easy as tying your shoes and taking that first step into nature. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors and …

Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

April 29, 2015<br>Experiential learning was the first form of learning through which our ancient ancestors discovered and made sense of the wild world …

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

<b>Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Essential questions are, ask Grant Wiggins defines, ‘essential’ in the sense of signaling …

A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

<b>A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>This post was promoted by Noet Scholarly Tools who are offering TeachThought readers 20%</i> …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the …

War

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

Jun 30, 2015 by Nick Daly - topgradeapp.com - 42346<p>Build, play and share an unlimited number of quizzes and questions for free. Great for teachers …

Education Technology

Chocolate Craving? These 25 Recipes, Including An Homage To McCain's Classic Cake, Should Help

Skip the store-bought chocolate this month, and indulge in everything from rich cakes to elegant tarts, delicate mousses and airy soufflés. (Your …

Is recess the most important class of the day?

Recess is more than just a chance for kids to burn off some pent up energy.<p>A new study shows a high-quality recess program can engage students in …

A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills

February 14, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best Chrome apps to help your students and kids master the art of touch typing. These apps …

Free field trip: Google is paying teachers to have students watch civil rights movie ‘Selma’

Google wants more students to see <i>Selma.</i><p>In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, Google is offering to cover the cost of movie tickets and transportation …

14 Quotes About Reading That Make All the Sense in the World

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>Authors are known for the beautiful ways in which they manage to use words to make us see something in a different …

What Teachers Can and Can't Do on Google Classroom

February 1, 2015<br>Are you still wondering what Google Classroom is all about and whether you should start using it or not? This video explanation …

A Very Good Critical Thinking Framework for Teachers and Educators

January 15, 2015<br>Below is an interesting critical thinking framework I came across through Teachthought. This framework is taken from a journal …

Pedagogy

In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

That means teachers need to go deeper as well to help students rise above current religious, political, and social divides, and to nourish the …

3 Ways to Build a Healthier Baked Potato

Butter, shredded cheese, sour cream, and crispy bacon bits are so last month. Check out this trio of healthy alternatives for the traditional …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake Recipe

Everyone should own a slow cooker, seriously, especially if you are a lazy cook, like me. Simply prepare your ingredients, throw them in the pot (don’t forget to turn the machine on), and a few hours later your kitchen smells amazing and you’re ready to eat.<p>I am already drooling over this enchilada …

Cooking

Teachers Easy Guide to Creating Quiz Shows on Google Drive

January 3, 2015<br>Flippity is a powerful web tool that you can use with Google Spreadsheets to perform a variety of tasks. In the last post we published …

Education Technology

Over-testing our kids is not the answer — it’s the problem

<b>(wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock)</b><p>In the era of No Child Left Behind and Common Core, we’ve forgotten about the learning and development that matter<p>Anya Kamenetz<p>January 3, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed With Standardized Testing — But You Don’t Have to …

Education

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

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 …

5 Things to Know About the Ferguson Decision - Briefly - WSJ

The grand jury in Clayton, Mo., has returned its decision: It won’t indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Here are five things you need to know about the ruling.