Alison Anderson

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Top 10 Conversations at PBL World Focus on Students, Learning

Yesterday at PBL World, a project-based learning conference hosted by Buck Institute for Education, we heard many interesting conversations that …

Some of The Best Gradebook Tools for Teachers

June 25, 2015<br>Here are some good web tools teachers can use to create and manage online grade books. These tools provide a plethora of features that …

Catchbox Is A Throwable Microphone To Get The Audience Talking

Throw the mic in the air like you just don’t care.<p>Catchbox is a new throwable microphone designed to liven up audience participation, and in turn reduce the faffing around that seems to occur whenever a conference turns to questions from the audience.<p>The brightly coloured padded cube houses a …

Branding Your School & District

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Wordsmyth- outstanding illustrated e-dictionary

<b>What it is:</b> Wordsmyth is a fantastic online dictionary for kids. WILD is Wordsmyth’s Illustrated Learner’s Dictionary. It is a truly well done young …

Education Technology

ASCEville- Engineering Just for Fun

<b>What it is:</b> ASCEville is a good place for students to try their hand at civil engineering through online games, offline activities, videos, and …

Hour of Code: 30 ways to get your students (k-12) coding! #hourofcode

<b>What it is:</b> This week is Hour of Code week! From December 9- December 15, Code.org is hosting an event to introduce students everywhere to computer …

iPad Apps

An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map.

Language Lounge A Monthly Column for Word Lovers<p>Time (or Not) to Take Sides<p>In our increasingly polarized world, it may be helpful to investigate how</i> …

Thesaurus

App of the week: Ordered Fractions

<b>Name:</b> Ordered Fractions<p><b>What is it?</b> Ordered Fractions provides a tool that offers an innovative method of learning about comparing and ordering …

Create a digital Yule log on your HDTV

I have a dream every holiday season. It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m sitting in front of a roaring fire. Christmas carols are echoing through the living …

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After two years of a successful district-wide Digital Design class, LASD made an intentional decision to focus on the programming component and on …

Want to learn computer coding? Alabama now counts it as a math course toward high school graduation

Stock image<p><b>MONTGOMERY, Alabama</b> -- Alabama is now one of 16 states that allow computer science courses to count as math credit for high school …

2013 Big Ideas in Education

Just as adults should be careful how and what they praise, they may also want to spend concentrated time helping kids ignore distractions and focus …

I Celebrate the Steps in the Journey

All year he has been working on turning work in. You know the kid, he has it done but it somehow never makes it into your hands until hours later. Or …

The Miller Center's Presidential Classroom is a Must-bookmark for U.S. History Teachers

The Miller Center's Presidential Classroom website is a fantastic resource for teachers and students of U.S. History. On the site students will find …

Turn-O-Phrase Helps Students Learn About Colloquial Phrases

Turn-O-Phrase is a simple game of identifying colloquial phrases from a set of two pictures. Depending upon which level you try there may or may not …

Interactive History Animation - Daily Life in the Iron Age

Life in the Iron Age is a neat little series of animation from BBC History. Through the series of interactive animations students learn about how …

The Dictionary of American Regional English Highlights Regional Dialects

Six months ago I shared Joshua Katz's Dialect Survey Maps (the maps take a long time to load) which highlight the differences in regional dialects in …

Why the Full Moon is Better in Winter

Most of the time when I take my dogs out at night I have to put on a headlamp (they have their own to wear too) so that I can see them in the dark. …

Borrow and Lend eBooks Through Open Library

If you're looking for a new-to-you ebook to read during the holidays, take a look at Open Library. The Open Library is a part of the Internet …