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How to account for gauge differences

Over the weekend, I got a gauge question from someone planning to join the Anna Vest Knitalong, and since it’s a universal question, and a conundrum …

Smoothness trick for knitting in the round.

Jag-less join in the round. This one is a little less than perfect but look below for what a hot mess it looks when you do get a jag/step.A simple …

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal

<i>Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oatmeal: Oats are combined with ripe bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut milk and refrigerated overnight.</i> …

Bronze Age

This pattern is designed for use with 1 skein of our Pearlescent Superwash Merino Wool Mulberry Silk Worsted Weight yarn in colorway: Blackened …

Yarn Crush review and a giveaway!

I’ve tried several monthly subscription boxes, but never a yarn-related one. Last month the folks at Yarn Crush asked if I would review one of their …

Maize pattern by tincanknits

<b>Maize</b> - by Tin Can Knits<p><b>Learn to knit with Alexa and Emily! The Maize Mittens are the fifth project in The Simple Collection - a learn to knit series</b> …

Attic24

Hello my yarny friends! I thought it was about time I shared some more of my sock knitting progress with you, following my revelation about the …

Knitting

Beautiful Projects - Little Birds, for kids

Little Birds from Twist Collective is one of Ysolda's patterns that's most often modified, with some amazing results. Knitters experiment with …

Birds

Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers pattern by Amanda Schwabe

10 images to share at your next faculty meeting

Should we be averaging grades...? via @tguskey<br>via @davidgeurin<br>via @jurgenappelo<br>via @toddwhitaker & @stevegruenert<br>via @starwarsintheclass<br>Change your …

Education Technology

Hand Wind a Ball of Yarn

Pet Teepee/House<p>Easy Crochet Dishcloth / Washcloth<p>Crochet a cotton basket<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Sorry, that tip should have attached to the end, …

Calculating the length of yarn "tail" in long tail cast on

This small issue can cause a lot of frustration when casting on using long tail cast on method. The yarn tail is always either too short or too long. …

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

There’s been a lot of talk recently about what it means to be a learner in the 21st Century. Earlier this year, we put together a guide with skills …

Teaching

No Knots, No Weaving: How to Do a Russian Join

Learn the Russian join, a technique that’s perfect for joining every type of yarn, from cotton to synthetics.<p>Do you have a favorite way to join yarn? …

The 10 Characteristics of Effective #Edtech PD

We all know that school districts often purchase technology with no real plan in place for teacher professional development. Those of us in the …

Resistance Paper

<b>If I spend time in class on active learning exercises, I'll never get through the syllabus.</b><p>You don't have to spend that much time on in-class work to …

The Changing Role of the Teacher: 5 Ways to Adapt

It’s time to redefine what it means to teach. Students already learn much differently than they did a decade ago, but educators have been slow to …

Teaching

Cellphones make a comeback in the classroom, with teachers' support

Priscilla Farinas, an English teacher at Social Justice Humanitas Academy in San Fernando, faced her 31 students recently and made an announcement that seemingly violates official<p>Los Angeles Unifiedpolicy.<p>"This is the one and only time I will have you take out your cellphones," she said, …

Collaboratively Create Playlists

There is a lot of great educational content on YouTube. The challenge that many teachers and students have is finding and keeping track of it all. If …

Education Technology

Self-Paced Learning: How One Teacher Does It

<b>Listen to my interview with Natalie McCutchen (transcript)</b><p><b>With few exceptions, I would bet that most teachers feel they could be doing a better job</b> …

5 Pro Blogging Tips To Share With Students

Blogging is an art and a skill that many practice – but only a few master.Luckily for us, great bloggers often like to write about blogging, so that …

Infographics

Seinfeld PD

For more than a decade, I have been wearing myself out trying to plan the perfect PD session. I have taught on everything from how to save a file to …

When Tech Teaches, What Do Teachers Do?

Innovative educators enjoy using high quality digital programs to support learning where they work, but it does mean their role shifts. There are …

2015F OBT

Prompt:<p>Think about your OBT Certification experience.<br>• Read the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching.<br>• Assess your readiness for quality online …

Mr. Milia's Online and Blended Teacher Blog

The shift from traditional teaching to online or blended teaching is quite significant. There are many skills that transfer, however the shift toward …

Carly's OBT Blog

<b>Reflection Prompt:</b><p><b>Think about your OBT Certification experience.</b>• <b><br>Read the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching.</b>• <b><br>Assess your readiness for</b> …