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50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Education—there’s an app for that. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market designed for teaching and learning. As more schools …

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

<b>2. FOSTER INQUIRY BY SCAFFOLDING CURIOSITY.</b><br>Teachers always come up to Laufenberg wanting to learn more about her progressive pedagogy -- and they …

14 Open Resources For High School

<i>“14 Open Resources For High School” by Tom Vander Ark and Sarah Cargill originally appeared on gettingsmart.com</i><p>Last week Secretary Duncan said it was …

25 Tricks To Improve A Boring Lesson For Improved Student Engagement

Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner …

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter

<b>50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter</b><p>By <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Which are the best education accounts on twitter to follow?<p>Well, that depends on how …

Flipboard and Student Blogging

If you are into Ed Tech surely you are well aware of Richard Byrne and all he gives to <i>us</i> on a daily basis. A few weeks ago he shared a post on …

iPurpose before iPad | Mr G Online

The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.<p>One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as iPad As.. by …

Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

Public Versus Private Relationship<p>Community organizers try to help people understand the difference between public and private relationships (I was …

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Ignite is a specific genre of presentation. An Ignite presenter only has five minutes to speak about the topic, and 20 slides to do so. Every 15 …

8 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios

<b>12 Educational Apps To Create Digital Portfolios</b><p>by <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>Digital portfolios are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms across …

The Most Common Questions (And Answers) I Get About Twitter

A while back I wrote a 3 part series on Twitter. In Part One I shared how I do Twitter PD, which might not be the way you think. In Part Two, I …

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

by <b>Kimberly Tyson</b>, Ph.D., learningunlimitedllc.com<p><i>Update: This post was originally published in February, 2013</i><p>Vocabulary instruction is just about the …

So...You Wanna Use Blogs In The Classroom

Blogging is an important part of who I am as a professional. I can use this space to share resources with you, reflect on my own practice and try to …

Comment on Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom by Looking for Language Learning: Pedagogical Documentation – SPELTAC

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Tools for Teaching: Developing Active Readers

In the Classroom<p>So the message is clear: Children, regardless if they are in the stage of reading to learn or learning to read, need structured …

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out!

I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The …

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

Here are a few of the statistics New Tech has gathered from their schools: students graduate at a rate six percent higher than the national average …

Coming to a school near you: Google launches Android app store for education

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: flickingerbrad<p>Google (s GOOG) already reaches millions of students through its Apps for Education classroom tools but, …

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2013

Your education doesn't have to stop once you leave school—freedom from the classroom just means you have more control over what you learn and when …