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As we design learning experiences for our students, one of our most important goals is to make sure that students are actively engaged in the learning. Extreme Collaboration is an add-on to any version of SMART Notebook 11 that promotes active engagement during your lessons. There have been some changes recently that allow you … Read more
As a former middle school ELA teacher, I appreciate the challenges of teaching students how to write the clear, informative texts called for by the Common Core Standards. Students often have trouble making their sentences concise and sticking to the topic at hand. They create long-winded sentences that end up losing their reader. Here is … Read more
In January we posted about the great online learning tool, LearnerPal. While it has a ton of great features that set it apart, here are 12 things educators will want to know about LearnerPal if they are looking for a solution to help them with assessment and test prep.
1. What does LearnerPal do … Read more
As educators, we’ve been using videos for years in our instruction but mainly, that video has been produced by someone else. In recent years, creating videos has become a passion for many educators who want to embed the use of self-produced rich media into their instructional practices. We see evidence of this in the flipped … Read more
As learners, we like to know when we’re on the right track and where we need to focus in order to improve our skills and understandings. As teachers, we help students learn by providing feedback. The more quickly students receive feedback when performing any task, the better chance that feedback can influence future learning or … Read more
Last December, Computer Science Education Week and Code.org organized an Hour of Code, during which time over 27 million people spent time learning how to code, learning about code, and understanding why it is important for our future. We were inspired to publish several blog articles that week about our experiences with coding … Read more
In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed choices for mirroring your iPad to a screen. Teachers may also be interested in another way to use the iPad: mirroring the desktop of your computer to your iPad. Being able to control your computer from anywhere in the room provides you with the opportunity to manage your … Read more
Here’s an idea for PBL that a high school class may enjoy.
Which case would apply more pressure on a floor — an elephant standing on its hind legs or an Olympic figure skater standing on both skates?
The imagery is startling and almost comical — perfect for an inquisitive teenager busy analyzing the surrounding … Read more
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, look no further! Teq is offering an online course that will focus on Digital Learning in Today’s Interactive Classroom, which will simultaneously meet several of your teacher competencies. This is an excellent way to learn on your own time without costing you a fortune.
“P” In-Service … Read more
Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader. In order to activate the overlayed image or video, the … Read more