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Google Drive & the Paperless Research Essay!

Even though I am “techy,” I always espouse that it’s never technology all the time. In fact, my classroom is always a hybrid environment. As such, my students write traditional, robust research essays every year. This assignment requires that they engage in … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Be More Productive in the New Year With Evernote

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know that I love Evernote! I’ve written about it several times: Evernote: A Great Tool for Organizing Teachers & Students Using Evernote to Go Paperless in the Classroom Using Evernote … Continue reading

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

The last session I am attending is “Google Docs & Research: How-To?” given by Christopher Craft, Ph.D. As I am using Google Drive with my students for an upcoming research project, I’m excited to learn more about the tools available … Continue reading

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Edutopia – Writing in the Digital Age

The latest installment of Edutopia’s Big Thinkers Series highlights the roll of writing in the new Digital Age. There is a great short video that highlights the changing role of writing in the modern world: the writing/editing process, publication (including … Continue reading

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Explore the Collection at the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum, the National Dutch Museum, has revamped its website and now provides an amazing new way to explore the museum’s collection.You can look by theme, author, date, special exhibits, and more. Images that are out of copyright are free … Continue reading

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Combating Plagiarism on the Digital Frontier

This post, written by Jen Carey, originally appeared on Edudemic. Plagiarism, defined as the “wrongful appropriation” of another’s words or ideas, is a pervasive problem in schools. Many teachers and administrators believe that the internet has caused an explosion of … Continue reading

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How to Get Insanely Organized with Evernote

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Turnitin Rates Students’ Top Sources

Turnitin recently published top sources that students use. Not a surprise, site like Wikipedia made the list, but so did certain websites infamous for selling essays and content online. The publication is divided into secondary and collegiate level sources as well … Continue reading

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Evaluating Online Sources – Applying the CRAAP Test

  Digital Literacy is a key and integral skill for anyone that is online. An excellent tool for evaluating online sources is the CRAAP test, developed by Cal State University at Chico. When examining online material, you must evaluate: Currency – How … Continue reading

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Using Evernote for Research

My students are currently working on two projects: a digital story and a research essay. Both of these assignments require ample amounts of research using a variety of sources – books, academic journals, and yes, even websites. This time around, I … Continue reading

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