How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

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BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

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GeoGuessr- Build critical thinking skills with this map-based game

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Class Pad: Free digital scratch paper for the math classroom

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How We Express Ourselves: Making a Museum in a Box

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I also am unwilling to retire iLearn Technology all together. I hope that you’ll continue to find reasons to come to iLearn Technology. In the last eight years, my posting habits have become pretty sparse, to say the least. Starting and running a school…it’s a lot.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

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We’ll provide the environment, your job is to flourish… Join us in February!

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5Sigma Anastasis Academy education reform inspiration Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources 2018 5sigma anastasis academy classroom conference education conference environment flourish intention learning pd word of the year2018 is almost here. What decisions are you making today that will amplify what is possible in 2018? Every year I choose a word. An intention for the year.

Be Internet Awesome: Tools to teach online safety

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DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

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Free Download: Learner Profile Survey

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YouCubed: Think like a Mathematician

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Mathigon: engage, play, and explore math

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Split your students into teams and send them on an epic math treasure hunt through your school (available in primary and secondary levels) where each of the clues leads them to another. What it is: Today I was working on our inquiry block framework for the 2017/2018 school year and, as often happens with inquiry, fell down a wonderful rabbit hole that led me to this site. Mathigon is a fantastic *newish* math site (it’s still being built and added to) that brings textbooks to life.

Swift Playground: Apple’s free app that teaches kids to code!

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My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

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What it is: My Simple Show Video Creator lets students easily create professional level “explainer” videos. The finished product looks just like a Common Craft video, so cool! The step-by-step tool helps students think about storyline and the flow of explaining a concept. How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

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5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agencyThere are a lot of options for professional development. Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

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Making & Science with Google

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SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

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Literature-Map: Help students find new authors to fall in love with

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Analyze Anastasis Academy History inspiration Language Arts Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Websites author book books genre library literacy literature litureature map love of reading read reading voiceWhat it is: Literature Map is a literature recommendation system. It is really easy to discover a new author.

DragonBox Math Apps: Teaching students to think like mathematicians

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Watch the Debates: help your students explore this debate and the history of debates

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Which One Doesn’t Belong? K-12 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

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Starting with Soil: Organic Exploration App

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Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

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Anastasis Academy Create inspiration Interactive Whiteboard Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources video web tools Web2.0 What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!) creative tools available online or as an app download. Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). The example above took under 2min to create and share!

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The Letter Project: Spreading good to girls through handwritten letters

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Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

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5Sigma Anastasis Academy Classroom Management education reform Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma colorado conference education learning pdWe are in full on count down mode for our yearly education conference, 5Sigma. This year our theme is Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education. I could not be more excited for our third annual conference!

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry

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Analyze Anastasis Academy Apply Classroom Management Download Evaluate Inquiry Internet Safety Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources Technology web tools Web2.0 As an inquiry based school, Anastasis students (and teachers) spend a LOT of time researching. Our students essentially build their own living curriculum as they follow a line of inquiry. Below are my very favorite research tools for students. Research platforms: 1.

Flipgrid for every classroom

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Inkscape: Draw Freely

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Wednesday Inspiration

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Building Student Agency: Multiple Intelligence Strengths

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World Education Games 2015! Math, Literacy, Science

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Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Experiences in Under 2 Min.

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Anastasis Academy Art Classroom Management Create Foreign Language Geography Government History Inquiry inspiration Interactive book iPod Maker Space Math Middle/High School Primary Elementary Science Secondary Elementary Subject Teacher Resources Understand (describe, explain) web tools Web2.0 What it is: Aurasma is an app (also a website) that allows learners to quickly create augmented reality experiences for others. Augmented reality is the mix of technology and the real world.

SumBlox: explore number relationships through visual/kinesthetic play

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Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

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“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

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Seesaw: The ultimate ePortfolio for every classroom!

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Plan It Green: build an energy efficient model city

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Monster Math: Build Mental Math Skills and Fact Fluency

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What makes your school/PD/conference different?

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