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Using eLearning tools to maximize summer PD

School’s out for summer, and what better time for teachers to continue their education through professional development programs?…

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Where have all the summer reading assignments gone?

Summer: a time in a child’s life where they are no longer bound by societal rules to attend school nor do anything school related. To do so would be to…

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How can an app lead to cyberbullying?

Can’t remember the name of that great restaurant you went to last night? How many miles it is the moon? Type any question into a search engine today and you’ll…

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5 ways to teach kids about the Declaration of Independence

Having sizzling burgers during the day and watching a lit up sky at night seem to be hallmarks of celebrating the Fourth of July. But if that’s all our kids…

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What school leaders need to know about 9-1-1 operations

Beyond understanding the need to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, many people are not familiar with how emergency dispatch works. Unfortunately, this is also true for many school administrators who…

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Six characteristics of great professional development (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many ed-tech workshops…

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Little-known ways Skype is great for teaching ELA

The current task for my doctoral course Curriculum Technology and Teaching is to explore a variety of compressed video alternatives in the classroom setting. The compressed video applications I tested were…

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How Storify can be a new platform for students

With new innovations coming out of the wood work students are being given new tools to further their education.…

How Vine videos can improve the classroom experience

Instead of telling students to put their phones away, why not start using apps like Vine to enhance the classroom experience? With new ed-tech innovations entering the limelight every day,…

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How an iPad can transform music classes

It’s no surprise that many teachers and superintendents view music as vital for a holistic learning experience. According to a study by McMaster University, students who took one year of…