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Our newest eBook is here: Mobile and Web-Based Assessment. “Thank you!” to Jaclyn, Kristie, and Vanessa for putting together this great follow-up to last year’s 5 Great Apps for Assessing with Quizzes.
We hope this new ebook introduces LearnerPal, Answer Pad, Poll Everywhere, Zondle, and Nutmeg Education to educators who have been looking … Read more
We all like to share the great things we find on the web. But, sometimes a website’s address or URL is so long and complicated that it’s not easily remembered or shared. That’s where URL shorteners come in.
Why do we shorten URL’s?
We shorten URL’s basically because we like to share what we’ve found … Read more
For anyone unsure of how to use a NAO robot in the classroom, our recent free webinar provides a good example. It demonstrates how the NAO robot can be brought into a school and used as a platform for group work, collaboration, narrative writing, and programming (with Choreographe software). Literacy skills are also brought into … Read more
Many of us use touch technology everyday, whether it be on our smartphones or SMART Boards. Some of us have gotten so used to screens responding to our commands that we instinctively touch all screens expecting to get a reaction. Although touch screens are an extremely widely used part of technology, much like coding, few … Read more
In a previous blog post, we described how to set up the Extreme Collaboration add-on to use with your SMART Notebook lessons. Here are some thoughts about the types of activities that can make the best use of this tool.
Open ended responses
This type of response to a question can help you to:… Read more
Teachers who use Edmodo are familiar with the app store that allows you to integrate a number of great resources into the work your students are doing in groups. This week, Curriculet announced that they’ve also joined the Edmodo App store providing teachers with the tools to build interactive content and assign it to the … Read more
Pi is an extremely interesting number, and the day to celebrate it is March 14th. The continuing pop culture references to Pi are evidence of the love people have for Math, and Math’s most widely known constant. Author of the Life of Pi, Yann Martel, said this of his choice of the name “Pi” … Read more
Providing students with reading challenges has been popular in the classroom for a long time. Like many tasks, it takes lots of practice to get better at reading. For some students, one way to get them engaged is to give them something to read that is of high interest to them, be it a graphic … Read more
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