Category Archives: Teachers

NYT offers Free, Common Core Aligned Content

The New York Times blog, the Learning Network, is up and running for the new academic year. If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, the New York Times offers free lesson plans and content for Social Studies and Humanities teachers covering … Continue reading

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Common Core Lessons & Material for English & Humanities

Edistement!, a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has released a series of Common Core Lesson plans for the 2014 school year. The resources are organized into categories of Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and … Continue reading

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Free Classroom Polling service via Web or App with Poll Everywhere

One of my favorite polling services, Poll Everywhere, has just issued a series of updates including iOS and Android Apps, integration with Flickr, and a new, faster system for registering students. Poll Everywhere offers free and paid services for quizzing … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Class with Google Hangouts

This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. It is part of my Google Apps for Education series which includes “10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs,” “5 Time Saving Ways Teachers can use Google … Continue reading

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Have Students Make & Analyze Treaties via the National Archives

Docs Teach from the National Archives has a lot of great activities that incorporate primary sources and use great digital tools. A newly published activity helps students to analyze treaties through Treaty Making. Students will read and analyze the text of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to use Google Presentations NOT as Presentations

This is reblogged from my post on Edudemic. It is a part of my Google Drive series that includes “10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs” and “5 Time Saving Ways Teachers can use Google Forms“ … Continue reading

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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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