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Train Your Students to Think Like Researchers

While reading Katrina Schwartz’s article titled “How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms,” I was struck by the line …

Teaching

Encourage Students to Reflect on Their Growth with This Free Slides Portfolio Template

<i>“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” Paraphrase of John Dewey’s work</i> One of the most important ways to end the …

Education Technology

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides

Check out this flashback from about one year ago that includes an extra bonus—An image of actual customized sticky notes I created and printed as a …

Education Technology

Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way. … Read the rest

Pedagogy

Would You Be Able to Pass a World War I Military Literacy Test?

Though reading and writing might not come to mind as the first requirement for trench warfare, during the early 20th century, the U.S. Army became …

6 Uses for Google Classroom Ask a Question

6 Ways to Ask A Question in Google Classroom One reason I love Google Classroom is how easy it is. If you’ve ever sent an email you have the …

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Education Technology

I’ve Found These Decent Online Exercises To Teach Paraphrasing – Can You Suggest More?

This afternoon, I was searching for some online exercises to reinforce the idea of paraphrasing with English Language Learners (I want to add them to …

QR Code Reader App Guide - Cloud QR Scanner

• Free and Kid Friendly QR Code Reader<br>This step-by-step guide shows teachers and students how to install and use this Free App <br>• Requires iOS 9.0 or …

Keep Students Accountable With Weekly Class Logs

In a perfect world, even in a classroom of 34 students, every student would get what he or she needs which can include a level of differentiation …

Pedagogy

'Hidden Figures' Curriculum Brings Film's Lessons To The Classroom

Teachers can get this guide for free.<p>Lessons from the hit film “Hidden Figures” are coming to the classroom.<p>Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced Monday that it’s partnering with nonprofit Journeys in Film and the USC Rossier School of Education to offer a curriculum guide with lesson …

Teaching

Upload Videos Using the iPhone YouTube App

More teachers today are creating videos and sharing them with students for assignments and to teach different concepts. While it’s possible to upload …

Education Technology

An unconventional teacher

On a recent Wednesday evening, Leandra Handfield spent her graduate-school class practicing delivering an English lesson, fine-tuning it and getting …

Education

The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much

A teacher I know recently left the profession after seven years in the classroom. She was an amazing science educator, bringing project-based learning to a high-poverty school in the South Bronx. Her students loved her, her principal depended on her, and her love for her students was palpable. Why …

Teaching

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

50 Tips, Tricks and Ideas for Teaching Gifted Students

Gifted kids can be a joy to teach when you know how to identify what engages them. These 50 tips and tricks come from my own experience and from …

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s …

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

<b>8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Rachelle Dene Poth</b><p>My first year of teaching with project-based learning …

EduTech: How to integrate Chromebooks w/ Apple TV for seamless presentations & collaboration

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Education Technology

Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Google's online office suite and storage service is now the tool of choice for many. Find out why.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Software

How To Get The Best Work From Your Students

<b>How To Get The Best Work From Your Students</b><p>by Eric White, TeachThought PD Workshop Facilitator<p>In my previous post, I discussed three major lessons …

Teaching

Prezi - Share to Google Classroom Guide

Do you use the amazing Google Classroom platform?<br>Do you have your students use Prezi to create dynamic presentations?<p>If you answered no to these …

4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment

<b>4 Examples Of Increasing Rigor In Summative Assessment</b><p>by <b>Barbara R. Blackburn</b><p>Increasing rigor is a key strategy for improving student achievement.<p>How …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks

<b>8 Ways To Get Creative With Chromebooks</b><p>by Sam Glicksman, TeachThought PD Tech Integration Workshop Facilitator<p><i>*this blog was originally published at</i> …

Education Technology

9 Surprising Amazon.com Perks for Teachers

We already love Amazon for its ability to get new novels to our Kindles in seconds, birthday presents to our homes in less than a day and for the …

Cloud Computing

14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You

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“What Would You Do?” Is A Fantastic Video Series For Theory Of Knowledge Classes

Sometimes, I am amazed by how clueless I can be…<p>I just learned from a friend about a popular ABC series called “What Would You Do?” It’s basically a …

Teaching

3 Tips To Help Prepare Your Student For A Test

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