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7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

PixnTell – An App for Creating Simple Picture Stories

Pixntell is an iPad app for quickly creating simple narrated photostories. To create a story using Pixntell all that you need to do is start a new …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

15 Tools For Better Project-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning is a 21st century approach to learning that acts both as a curriculum and instruction tool, as well as a new way for students …

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

<b>60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, …

Teaching

Five ways to improve literacy learning (that work better than high-stakes tests)

The following letter from Sandy Hayes, president of the National Council of Teachers of English to organization members, supports a moratorium on the high-stakes consequences of standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten …

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

The United Nations Population Division, which tracks demographic data from around the world, has dramatically revised its projections for what will happen in the next 90 years. The new statistics, based on in-depth survey data from sub-Saharan Africa, tell the story of a world poised to change …

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools

I vividly remember being disappointed during my first year of teaching: my students weren’t nearly as excited about primary source documents as I …

Kids Won’t Put Instagram Down? 5 Fun Ways To Use Instagram For Education

Advertisement<p>If you’re 20 or older, you know what it’s like growing without a smartphone. You also know what it’s like growing without Twitter, …

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

<b>The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself.<p>“Projects” …

Pedagogy

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Also like a muscle, empathy is easy to forget, particularly when operating in a crisis mode, always putting out fires. As a personal example, my …