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Teaching Kids to Search Well and Evaluate What They Find

My post, Back-to-School Research Tip: Help Your Child Use Curated Online Databases, is posted over at the Platform for Good website. It describes strategies that parents and educators can use to help children understand more about quality searching and help 21st Century kids become better evaluators of their search results. 135 more words

Parents And Technology

A boatload of Chromebook goodies

I’ve always been an Apple guy. Way back in the early 80s, I got started on an Apple IIe and nine-pin matrix printer before spending a few years in the wilderness with a clunky HP laptop.  228 more words

Wiebe

The Poetry Slam & Digitally Reflective Practices

We live in an increasingly reflective society. Some would say it is merely narcissism, but I believe that the key affordance of digital technologies is that they allow us to capture moments in time, moments of spontaneity, and then reflect on them. 447 more words

21st Century Skills

Quick Fire Challenge with Digital Teachers @ ASFM

This morning the Digital Teachers (DTs) at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, met for our bi-monthly morning meeting. The DT role at ASFM is an applied position for teachers interested in taking on leadership responsibilities with technology. 424 more words

Reflection

POWER-ful Biz-ED Partnership Benefits MI Students AND Residents

ABOVE: Consumers Energy Natural Gas BOOT CAMP Graduation Speakers (not shown: Patrick Van Beek, President, Midwest ENERGY Association)

“This partnership is a living example of business and education coming together to provide the workforce of today and tomorrow”… 320 more words

Oakland Schools

4 resources to help you assess historical thinking

The current buzz in the state of Kansas is the upcoming state level social studies assessment. It’s scheduled for full release during the 2015-2016 school year with a pilot release next spring. 237 more words

Wiebe

Can you use this picture?

In the brave, new world of social media, mashups, and instant information, it becomes very easy to intentionally or unintentionally use the intellectual property of others inappropriately. 73 more words

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