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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 […]

May 182012
 
The School Year is Over—Now Have a Productive Summer!

For some students, the arrival of summer means the opportunity to lounge around and do — well — pretty much nothing. While it can be tempting to allow the dog days of summer to flow by in a blur of inactivity and laziness, doing so often isn’t the best idea. If you give in to […]

May 152012
 
Adaptive Learning and the Non-Traditional Student

Guest blogger, author and contributor of this post is Zach Buckley.  Zach Buckley is a freelance writer who is interested in exploring the intersection of culture, science and education.  He lives in the Midwest and enjoys music, literature and good food.   The average modern student is no longer average. Today, students come from all […]

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 […]

Mar 282012
 
New Model for Professional Development

Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by […]

Oct 142011
 
Web 2.0 Interactive Posters for Lessons- Glogster EDU For Teachers

Screenshot of Glog titled “Rethinking Posters: The World of Glogster EDU” created by username jhoertel Several months ago I wrote a post about Glogster titled Glogster…so Cool! Create Glogs for your Classroom (Interactive Lessons).  If you haven’t read it, please do.  Today’s post is the long-awaited follow-up.  I know many of you have waited for this. […]

Oct 082011
 
Students, Maps and Measuring Rainfall

Students, Maps and Measuring Rainfall.  This is a great post for for ideas with using weather for science and math teaching.  The Rain Gage from Ambien Weather only costs between $30-40 US dollars as well.  This is an inexpensive and great lesson or unit idea for a school or classroom to implement.  I highly recommend […]

Aug 122011
 
Innovation in Education...Blended Learning: Meet Knewton

Thinking through innovation and creativity to reach the learning needs of all students is my passion. Success can only be fostered through learning, developing and trying new approaches to education. Methodologies and platforms of instruction should be interactive and learner-focused incorporating all learning modalities. Learning modules should have kinesthetic, visual, and auditory components. Students will […]

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