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7 sites that vet digital learning tools

7 sites that vet digital learning tools

01/19/2019

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In today’s world, finding new ways to actively engage our students in the classroom is a near necessity. Yet searching for a specific tool can be time consuming. Most teachers create lists of cool things when they read about them, but even for the most organized, it can be tough to find what…

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Introduce your students to 3D printing

Introduce your students to 3D printing

07/29/2014

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When I first heard about 3D printing, my reaction was: " "You mean it will print a 3D picture on paper?" " It was a mind-boggling concept at first, and little did I know at the time that this " "printer" " would do a lot more than print a multidimensional image on a piece of paper. It…

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Engage elementary students with stop animation!

Engage elementary students with stop animation!

08/15/2014

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We hear a lot about student engagement these days. Research has shown that it gets kids involved, helps them learn and remember, and keeps them focused. But creating an educational experience that truly engages all students is not easy to achieve, especially in an age when the classroom…

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Make your own online quizzes and let Flubaroo do the grading

Make your own online quizzes and let Flubaroo do the grading

09/03/2014

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As the Common Core drives more districts to move toward online testing, educators have an obligation to give students ample opportunity to practice taking digital tests. By now most teachers are familiar with Google Apps. But did you know you can use one of these tools to create online…

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Could the Apple Watch be headed to your classroom?

Could the Apple Watch be headed to your classroom?

09/09/2014

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Maybe you've heard of the Apple Watch. You may have even given some thought to its potential for education . But since it's still not available to the…

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Google Classroom helps teachers go paperless

Google Classroom helps teachers go paperless

06/05/2015

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Google Classroom is a powerful and effective tool for teachers striving for a paperless classroom. While not a learning management system in the traditional sense, Google Classroom is a blended program that can replace the paper world teachers and students have long lived in.

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8 time-saving tips for your class website

8 time-saving tips for your class website

01/23/2016

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 This is an updated version of an article published on July, 23, 2014. 


There’s a lot of information that teachers need to gather, post and update for their students and parents. While…

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Students explain what they know with screencasting

Students explain what they know with screencasting

02/04/2016

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If you’ve flipped your classroom or ever made some tutorial videos, you know how simple it is to use screencasting software to quickly share information with numerous people who can view it multiple times across devices and time zones.

But screencasting — which allows…

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Use this 5-step process to confidently choose the right apps

Use this 5-step process to confidently choose the right apps

02/10/2016

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It’s easy to get confused when you set out to find apps that will best drive student learning. There are, after all, thousands of educational apps available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, and the number is growing weekly.

Like many educators, we also felt overwhelmed by…

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5 social media sites to engage teens in learning

5 social media sites to engage teens in learning

03/30/2016

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Let’s face it, if your students aren’t using social media yet, they will be soon enough. Kids love social media for the same reasons adults do; it’s fun to connect and share with peers down the street or across the globe.

Sure there are drawbacks to using social media,…

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