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

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

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9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

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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. Social media: The social media landscape is dynamic, and students will regularly embrace new apps.

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

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. This small change evolved into my present philosophy on how schools can, and should, use social media. cell phones) responsibly as a tool for learning in certain classes using free programs such as Poll Everywhere.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


Keep ‘em engaged with real-time feedback Have you ever been to an education conference and looked around the audience to find members staring into their devices, rather than the presenter, only to then peek at the twitter feed running on projectors alongside the stage that is frantically bumping tweets down the feed that are exploding with questions, connections and new ideas. To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom.

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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. Poll Everywhere ( [link] ) is a great digital tool that you can use to survey your students about anything, from fun, getting-to-know-you questions to provocative questions related to your subject matter. This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite.