Category Archives: Teachers

5 Great Tech Tools to Prep for the School Year

It’s the end of July and the school year is just around the corner (T-minus 19 days for me). Here are some great apps to help you organize in preparation of the school year.   Evernote (Free & Paid) – A … Continue reading

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Realities of and Solutions to Plagiarism – Infographic

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The APPMazing Race: A Great Way to Increase Collaboration and Learning at an Event

Originally posted on Hooked On Innovation:
This year at iPadpalooza we were looking to do something a little different with all that “transition” time in between sessions. Often times, when you attend a conference, you find yourself in complete session-mode.…

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Failure is Your Friend

I am a big fan of the Freakonomics Podcast. This week, they highlighted the power of failure. In the new educational environment of high stakes testing, the ability to fail has been taken out of the game. This is fundamentally … Continue reading

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Summer PD You can do in your PJs: Build your PLN!

All across the country school is finishing up for the summer. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not all over for faculty. This is when teachers roll up their sleeves for some summer PD. Hopefully, they also take some time to … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Important Words: “I Don’t Know”

I love listening to podcasts! In fact, I hardly listen to the radio any more. Instead, I plug in my SmartPhone and cruise listening to an episode about comedy, literature, history, technology, and the broader world at large. Most recently, … Continue reading

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Spurious Correlations – Visual Graphs Demonstrating no relationship whatsoever!

What does the number of people who drowned in pools have to do with the number of films featuring Nicholas Cage? Or World-Wide non commercial Space Launches have to do with the number of sociological doctorates awarded in the United … Continue reading

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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect | Edutopia

For six years, I taught in a basement classroom with no windows, and yet I could see what was happening around the world thanks to the Internet. Though I tried learning something new each day, until I put systems in … Continue reading

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Smarthistory: Khan Academy for Social Studies

Khan Academy is popular in math for its brief lectures and interactive modules. However, you can also use it in the Social Studies. Check out Smarthistory, a free multimedia platform for student and teacher of history, archaeology, museum curation, and … Continue reading

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Those Terms of Service on Popular Ed Tech Websites DO Matter!

This is reblogged from my post at PLP Voices I recently attended a prominent and popular educational technology conference. As I always do, I made sure to visit the vendors’ floor. I like to be able to chat with company … Continue reading

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