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20 Apr 14

Great post from Johnny Bevacqua - A teacher’s disposition as learner first, is the greatest factor in our ability to re-image school. Daily Red Sox Links: Sam Kennedy, Joel Hanrahan... | SportSpyder via Pocket

19 Apr 14

This is an amazing resource about Web Literacy ideas. Click on a skill and see a pathway forward towards new skills that connect back to the original inquiry. (nicely done, Laura Hilliger and other folks at Mozilla). via Pocket

19 Apr 14

By now you should know that "123456" is not a smart password. If you’re still using a weak password like that gaping sieve -- and haven’t even changed all your online passwords since news of the wretched Heartbleed SSL vulnerability broke -- you’r...

19 Apr 14

I wanted to take a closer look at the iPad Evaluation I previously blogged about in Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use in Mind. The section of Content and Components deserved a closer look and explanation. via Pocket

19 Apr 14

Can you teach students to be visionary? Can visionary thinking even be taught? Most of us might believe that being able to imagine possibility in the way that moves and inspires people is a mystical or unknowable human quality. via Pocket

19 Apr 14

On Thursday, April 17, the Student Senate at Yarmouth High School sponsored an UnConference. The idea came from thinking about wanting to do TED Talks, but not wanting to limit audience size. They wanted the entire high school to be able to partic...

19 Apr 14

April 19, 2014 In yesterday's post I shared with you some of the tools you can use to mirror your iPad on a big screen in class. Today, I am introducing you to 4 excellent apps that you can use to wirelessly control your projector-connected comput...

19 Apr 14

From the first day of class in August, students in Room 6 work to develop their identities as readers. via Pocket

19 Apr 14

Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviousl...

18 Apr 14

Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. via Pocket

18 Apr 14

Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. To celebrate the launch, the Plex app is on sale for a limited time for just $.99 (regularly $4.99). via Pocket

18 Apr 14

April , 2014 Have you heard of this teaching configuration called in-class flip?Well I am personally not familiar with the name but I know the concept, it is similar to blended learning. via Pocket

18 Apr 14

Clarity. It is what we long for when we travel through a student's essay. Yet our struggling writers make us wander through a cluttered maze of thoughts, leading to dead ends. We want an awareness of purpose. We want ideas to progress in logical o...

18 Apr 14

Want to take your spreadsheets, documents, and presentations from Dropbox and start using them with Apple's iWork suite of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, and store them in iCloud? Luckily, both Dropbox and Apple make it easy to do. Here's how! via P...

17 Apr 14

Update your WeMo Light Switch’s firmware to take advantage of the new Long Press feature! Simply press and hold your Light Switch for two seconds or more to fire off new WeMo Recipes. via Pocket

17 Apr 14

The maker movement has been a hot topic for the past year or so but a lot of times, the focus is how to create makerspaces or completely revamp your curriculum to integrate these new approaches. School change is often something that needs to move ...

16 Apr 14

Last April 13th, I emailed a few friends to let them know I was starting a blog. “I’m a little afraid it will land with a dull thud against the hard pavement of the internet,” I wrote. via Pocket

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