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Oct 052013
 
Media Literacy: How to (and why we should) Teach a Music Video

Students respond to meaningful texts. I have found this to be true with traditional texts, with poetry and prose and art. I have also found this to be true for media texts. I bring in media messages that cause me to pause and question and think and usually find the same pieces are compelling for […]

Apr 072013
 
Teaching Overseas: How to Choose a Destination

(This post was written by Lindsey Harper Mac.  Please welcome her as a new contributor to adaptivelearnin.  You will see other posts from her within the next few weeks, so stay tuned.  We always welcome guest contributors.  If you are interested in joining the team please contact us.) You’re about to graduate and the world […]

Feb 122013
 
Bottom-up Teaching: Lessons Learned from My Special Needs Aunt

I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too […]

Jul 242012
 
The Honest Truth About Spell Check...Sincerely, Teacher

Dear Students: Spell check is notorious for being viewed as dumbing down your spelling abilities.  Throughout my years in the teaching profession I have heard rants from many teachers about the evils of spell check and how it makes students lazy and unable to learn how to spell correctly.  The naysayers who view this way […]

Jul 192012
 

“Use Pinterest to Find Public Domain Images to Rock Your Glogs” is a post I recently wrote as a guest blogger for Glogster EDU’s blog. Here it is. Enjoy! Related articles Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 2 (edu.glogster.com) Glogster EDU Community Star Outreach-Episode 1 (edu.glogster.com) SymbalooEDU + Glogster EDU = hooray! (edu.glogster.com) Symbaloo mobile is […]

Apr 212012
 

While searching for learning content on YouTube, I found this video.  It shows 10 ways to use mobile phones and devices in the language classroom. Although this video addresses language learning, the ideas presented here can be used in many content areas. I found this video extremely insightful. I plan to try out some of the […]

Feb 072012
 
Are you addicted to Pinterest?- A teacher's dream!

Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Many of us love Pinterest and it’s becoming one of the fastest growing social networks.  It is appealing to many of us through its simplicity, ability to create various boards to organize content, and its crisp visuals that draw you in.  People get drawn in and addicted for hours to […]

Oct 302011
 
Why Teachers Should Join Twitter Interactive Poster (Glog)

About a month ago I wrote a post called, “Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I Have Learned as a Twitter Newbie“.  Due to the enormous interest in the resources in the post, I have decided to create this Glog (Interactive Poster) as a visual representation of the resources included in the post.  Since I originally […]

Oct 252011
 
How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? - Edudemic

How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? – Edudemic.  This is a fascinating read. Please watch the video. Sir Ken Robinson makes interesting points.  The video is 11-12 minutes long and is full of content and points that you will will want to think about.  Make sure you watch it when […]

Oct 222011
 
Education Quick & Short Animations via Goanimate that I Love

Several days ago I discovered Goanimate.com.  I’m sure many of you have heard of it.  It is a cartoon animation platform, where you can sign up and create short quick animations.  Goanimate is extremely easy to use. They have a free service as well as paid serves. I am currently using the free service and […]

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