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Asking Better Questions

I have a passion for digital portfolios. I think that if we look at doing them in a way that is across grades, subjects, classrooms, and a shared …

Six Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout

The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with …

From Bullying to Belonging: 3 Things to Know About Peer Aggression

By Fred Dillon, Director of Product Development at HopeLab<p>As a kid, I was socially awkward. I started wearing glasses at age six -- big, thick Coke-bottle glasses. I performed poorly in nearly everything sports-related. I just didn't fit in. This made me a target for name-calling, humiliating …

10 'Cosmos' Facts That Are Out of This World

<i>Cosmos</i> isn't a show, it's an experience. It seems like Neil deGrasse Tyson can't help but open our minds to the wonders of the universe.<p>FOX's <i>Cosmos:</i> …

Evaluative Questions Help Students See History's Complexity

A MiddleWeb Blog<p><b>by Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters</b><p><i>“Was the Revolutionary War justified?”</i><p>It’s one of our favorite questions to ask students. This …

Pedagogy

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How to Create a Linked Series of YouTube Videos

In my previous post about PBS Math Club I mentioned that you could create similar videos by using the annotations tool in the YouTube video editor. …

Hip Hughes Explains Government Shutdown

For even more resources on the government shutdown check out the lists of resources that Glenn Wiebe and Larry Ferlazzo have assembled.

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Kids to Think Deeper and Inquire More!

Erin Klein<br>Tuesday, October 15, 2013 <br>My favorite ideas are those that are <b>free, fun, and simple to implement</b>. For me, these are the ideas that tend to …

“What did you just say?” Here are some simple strategies to avoid this question: http://bit.ly/1anTQM2. How do you teach active listening? #teaching #teachertips

SchoolsWorld - A Good Source of Educational Videos

SchoolsWorld.tv is one of the sites that I recently added to my list of alternatives to YouTube. SchoolsWorld.tv is a site that offers hundreds of …

Innovative Project Ideas for Students

NEW Book Creator Updates for a New School Year https://t.co/dXDZ9actot https://t.co/ZQf9CvK3k0<p>“So I’ve been thinking…what is Augmented Reality …

Education Technology

Suspects and Crime tape and iPads, Oh My!

My students are currently finalizing their Crime Lab 2013 projects. This three week unit is what pushed me to start this blog. I was posting pictures …

More than 20.000 free reusable Art Images for Teachers and Students

For those of you looking for free downloadable and re-usable images of art, the National Gallery of Art has more than 25.000 art images to offer you. …

This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning.<p>Pram used to be a big research scientist: …

How to Use the Google Drive iPad App to Create Student Portfolios

I love Google Drive and I love my iPad, but they don’t always love each other. The Google Drive iPad app has improved over the last couple of months …

A Short Guide to Using Google Drive on Your iPad

For a devoted Google Drive user like myself having Google Drive on my iPad is a must. Last week I had some questions from readers about how to use …

The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

Advertisement<p>Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky …

Watch Ashton Kutcher Blow Kids’ Minds With Steve Jobs Quotes In “Smart Is Sexy” Speech

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!”<p>Ashton Kutcher passionately shouted (yes, shouted) life advice at Nickelodeon viewers as he accepted a Teen Choice Award last night. Most spend award speeches thanking …

Why Historical Thinking Matters & Tips for Historical Thinking

Historical Thinking Matters is a good resource for U.S. History teachers that I reviewed about a year ago. This afternoon I took another look at it …

5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images

On a fairly regular basis I'm asked for suggestions on places to find public domain images. I have a handful of go-to sites that I usually …

Now You Can Add eduClipper to Edmodo

eduClipper, the social bookmarking service that I said teachers want Pinterest to be, can now be added to your Edmodo account and those of your …

Three Ways to Make Useful QR Codes for Your Students

This morning I did a very simple QR code activity at the <i>Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp</i>. QR codes were distributed on the tables in the room and two …

7 Ways to Create and Deliver Online Quizzes

Creating and delivering quizzes and tests online offers a number of advantages over paper-based quizzes and tests. Many online quiz services allow …

500+ Political Cartoons & 100+ Editorial Cartoon Lesson Plans

The Library of Congress hosts an online collection of more than 500 political cartoons and caricatures from U.S. History. You can search the …

Three Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios

This morning I received an email from someone looking for suggestions for digital portfolio creation tools. The type of materials required for a …

How Do I Assess Individual Learning When Students Work Together?ASCD Inservice

Susan Brookhart’s forthcoming short-format publication, <i>Grading and Group Work</i>, will connect you with strategies that increase student collaboration, …

Common Core

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

<i>This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. To keep the model</i> …

25 iBooks Author Tutorial Videos

iBooks Author is a great tool for creating interactive ebooks. Unfortunately, creating content with iBooks Author isn’t always as easy as you expect. …