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Great Site for Tech Resources

If you haven’t been to Richard Byrne‘s site, Free Technology for Teachers, go check it out right away! He’s got a wide variety of tips, tricks, apps, ideas, etc. 34 more words

Teaching Strategies

February 3rd

On February 1st I wrote about Padlet and how you can engage your students on the computer digitally as well as in the class, perhaps at the same time.   380 more words


Lyft vs. Taxi Thunderdome - The Medium Online Debate

Since Driver 8 and I had so much fun discussing the pros and cons of driving Lyft and taxis at the Next:Economy conference last month, we went to Medium’s offices and did a live debate on their  7 more words

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Letting Go (and Getting Students to Do the Talking)

Although this is my 15th year of teaching, I have always struggled with discussions. It’s not that my students and I don’t have engaging or thought-provoking discussions. 3,272 more words

Tricia Ebarvia

Texting Discussion

Celly is a resource I investigated recently when a teacher asked if there was a way to have her students use their cell phones to text messages to a class discussion. 331 more words

Resource Highlight

Getting ALL our students to participate in the classroom

This summer the entire HSE administrative staff participated in a 2 day workshop titled “Undoing Racism.”  For two days all of the central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, and deans sat in a large circle talking about some pretty heavy topics.  367 more words


Making the most of your conference - Twitter and the Tweetstream

By Kay Oddone.

Conferences are exciting – groups of like-minded professionals, gathered together to network and hear experts share their wisdom, sometimes in far-away locales and always with too much food. 1,529 more words

21st Century Literacies And Skills