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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? While ensuring rigorous learning experiences is critical, we also must be mindful that we run the risk of schooling students out of their curiosity. Document learning and thinking through blogging when the good ideas hit you!

Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

You can even integrate a Twitter hash tag. Mentimeter – Move over Poll Everywhere. Mentimeter is a great tool that allows you to poll your audience in a variety of ways. You can even create a presentation that has multiple polls.

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Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

My school is a shell of what it once was when one looks at how far we have come in terms of effectively integrating technology, re-envisioning learning spaces, and providing a foundation for a more relevant and meaningful learning experience for all of our students.

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

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But a good next step is having students gather pertinent information and then learn ways to analyze the validity of their sources. Twitter: Setting up a dedicated Twitter feed where teachers post assignments and due dates is a good first step in using this app with students.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

Yes, I was the Principal at that time, but my perspective and philosophy as to what constituted a 21st Century learning environment was vastly different than what it is today. I was also adamant that social media had no place in an educational setting, but most of you who read this blog know about my radical change of mind in regards to this. technology, including social media. We also had to trust they would use their mobile learning devices (i.e.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. Fake twitter feeds. I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

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As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. Every student and every class has different interests, and the beginning of the school year is best spent learning about those interests and sharing your own. Common Sense Media Educator Innovator Blog Partners back to school Common Core interest-driven