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10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

6 Things That Will Make You More Productive

You’re only productive at work three days out of the week:<p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be …

How Many Days Left Do You Have To Make A Difference?

Ahhh...Spring Break...a time to relax and rejuvenate before we hit the home stretch before summer vacation. How many of us have signs like ...

You Can't Support Teachers If You Aren't In Their Classrooms!

*This is an ongoing blog series on my #oneword for 2016: SOAR. As a way of holding myself accountable, I am going to try to do a weekly blo...

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Teaching

CodeMonkey - A Fun Programming Environment for Kids

Earlier this week in my post about seven free Edmodo apps to try this summer I mentioned CodeMonkey. CodeMonkey is worth mentioning again because it …

iPad App Smashing with Google Forms, Haiku Deck, Explain Everything, and YouTube

It’s become a tradition in the 3 day iPad Media Camp workshops I’ve been leading the past 3 years to give teachers an opportunity at the end of day 1 …

Why it’s hard for the US to learn from other countries on education

For nearly as long as American schools have existed, Americans have obsessed about how other countries educate their kids.<p>The education wonks of the 19th century wanted to importthe secrets of Prussia's education system. And the international-comparison mania never really stopped: In 2013, <i>The</i> …