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4 Great Websites to Look for Copyright-friendly Photos to Use in Class

April 10, 2016<br>Below is a collection of some very good websites you can use to search for copyright-friendly photos to use in class with students. …

All Project-Based Learning is Not Created Equal: What Works?

<i>Best Practices in Project-Based Learning with Suzie Boss</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Project-based …

Teaching

Kahoot Adds a Team Mode

This week Kahoot, the wildly popular quiz game platform, released a new team mode. The new team mode is designed to be used with students who are …

5 Reasons Why Edcamps Matter

I could go on and on about so many great reasons why educators should attend an Edcamp, but here are my top five for why <i>you</i> need to get to one <i>this</i> …

8 Switches To Update Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

<b>8 Switches To Update Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century</b><p>by <b>Thom Markham</b><p>Here’s some simple math: 1.8 billion youth need to be educated for 21st …

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Curate<p>Recently, a middle-school teacher mentioned to me that her students could not keep track of everything. In this 1:1 iPad school, students …

Education Technology

10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom

Research<p>10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom<p>By Erin Klein     Mar 1, 2016<p>Erin Klein<p>“It is not what you do for your …

Pedagogy

Three Effective Techniques for Brainstorming Ideas

One of the most important skills for succeeding in school and in the workplace is coming up with new and creative ideas. The best ideas are the ones …

Creativity

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

The reason professional learning communities increase student learning is that they produce more good teaching by more teachers more of the time. Put …

Digital Spaces: 12 Best Practices for Multimedia Learning

According to Mayer and Moreno (2003), these principles are best practices to reduce students' cognitive load -- when their processing demands exceed …

The Key to Creative Classrooms

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu<p>We know that effective teachers are the most important factor contributing to …

The Best New iOS 9 Feature for Schools!

Apple has released iOS 9 as a free update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Before I reveal what I believe is iOS 9’s best new feature, here are some …

IPad Air

Camera App in Kindergarten

I have to give all the credit for this great idea to Kelly Smith, Instructional Technology Facilitator in Greenville, South Carolina! Thanks, Kelly! …

Apps

6 Strategies to Truly Personalize PBL

1. Know the Whole Child<p>If you don't know your students, it will be impossible to personalize learning for them. Assessment (not grades) is key here. …

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

Similar Yet Distinct<p>Makerspaces and libraries are sites of informal learning.<p>In the constructivist sense, libraries facilitate constructing knowledge …

Inquiry-Based Learning: The Power of Asking the Right Questions

The Power of the Right Questions<p>You might wonder how lesson planning works if you're always reconstructing on the fly. I've found that if the …

Fostering Student Questions: Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning

1. The Question Formulation Technique<p>The Question Formulation Technique offers a starting place to teach students how to construct questions that …

Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

"Look at your learning space with 21st-century eyes: Does it work for what we know about learning today, or just for what we knew about learning in …

How to Teach Students to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

The volume of information available on the Internet is astounding, and it just keeps growing. Business intelligence company DOMO estimates that 571 …

Teaching

Flexible Seating Elevates Student Engagement

Becky Fisher, the director of educational technology at Albemarle County Public Schools, is interested in learning about the thinking that drives …

Welcome to the Flipboard for Educator’s Blog

Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator. Our goal is to inspire classrooms around the world to read together, connect and share. We say “educator” because we …

Teaching

A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images

February 26, 2014<br>With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies knowledge becomes much more democratized and anyone with internet connection can …

ClassDojo Introduces a New Way to Communicate With Parents

A few weeks ago ClassDojo added a new feature for creating student groups within your ClassDojo classrooms. In that post I teased that more …

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

<b>2. Post Student Work.</b> When displays of essays, poems, projects, and exams dominate the walls, there is student ownership of the room. When they look …

Top 4 iPad Styluses for Sketchnoting and NoteTaking

August 7, 2015<br>To enhance your productivity on iPad you definitely need to have access to some useful accessories that go with it. In a previous post, …

The Three C's: How Project-Based Learning Improves Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking

Community<p>The Three C's: How Project-Based Learning Improves Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking<p>By Betsy Corcoran and Michelle Spencer     …