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3 Important Google Drive Tips for Teachers

February 17, 2015<br>For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, Google for Education has recently added some interesting posts covering a bunch of handy …

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill …

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"You want the kids in the homerooms to start thinking about what it means to be disinhibited," he says. Disinhibition, for those who might not know, …

Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free

Some call it the new Pinterest for educators, Educlipper is really a great and promising website where teachers get to curate and organize digital …

A Fabulous iPad Checklist Every Teacher should Have

The title of this checklist is "Teacher iPad Proficiency Checklist Page 3 of 3GISD Educational Technology " and is actually hosted on georgetownisd …

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 …

Minecraft & the shared, creative safety of gaming, social media

Reporters and reviewers write about Minecraft as if it’s just like any other videogame. Even this highly readable piece about its creator (Markus …

Involving our kids in their own digital media learning

Just as neither blackboards (technology) nor the words or numbers on them (media) weren’t the source of learning in the 19th century, digital devices …

Free Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

The beginning of the school year is a great time to conduct lessons on digital citizenship and digital literacy. The knowledge and skills gained in …

MindMup - A Mind Mapping Tool That Saves to Google Drive

MindMup is a free mind mapping tool that can be used online, with Google Drive, and on your desktop. MindMup works like most mind mapping tools in …

Maker Camp Starts Tomorrow - A Virtual Camp for Making Things

MAKE magazine is hosting a virtual Maker Camp starting tomorrow (July 8th) and running through August 16th. The virtual camp features new DIY …

Nearly Three Million Students from over 30,000 Schools Recognized by the 2013 President's Education Awards Program | U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the 2013 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly three million …

Zoho Survey - A Survey Tool Packed With Features

Zoho offers a nice suite of online word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet tools. Recently, Zoho announced the launch of Zoho Survey. Zoho …

Important Advice For Anyone Who Wants To Be Effective At Making Change

One of the key concepts that any good community organizer knows is that people who are “formal” leaders (presidents, pastors, CEO’s) may not really …

The Two Cutest Explanations of Social Media That You'll See Today

There are so many social networks on the web today that it can be hard to keep track of which ones to use for which purposes. Avalaunch Media is here …

Infographic: How Much Of Their Own Funds Do Teachers Spend In The Classroom?

Wonderful Video: Brazilian Kids Learn English By Correcting Tweets From Celebrities

This is a wonderful video, and great, engaging English practice!<p>I first heard about this from leonie haimson on Twitter.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: Larry …

The Flipped Classroom: Professional Development Workshop

The Flipped Classroom: Professional Development Workshop<p><i>Module One – Powerful Learning Experiences</i><p>During this module, we will think about, explore, …

Online Readiness Self-Assessment

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Peer Response<p>It was any ordinary day during writing workshop, and as I was conferring with a third grade student, Jumaane walked up beside me, a …

Gaming with Glass? A look into the future

The technology and gaming landscape is changing and, from the looks of things, Google is gearing up to be a major player in this new frontier. Google …