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about 9 hours ago

The Absolutely Awesome Adventures of Internet Ed: 3rd Period Edition (Volume 1): Jay C. Rehak: 9781512372304: Amazon.com: Books @SimonCocking http://t.co/JS8tpuMkd7 Imagine HS students write crowdsourced novel. We did. U can 2 @elearningfeeds @eleme…

about 19 hours ago

Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/…

Aug 30, 15

For a while now I've been saying something provocative about Flipped Learning. "It's the worst idea in the history of teaching." I own that. I've said it. I say it that way to get educators attention. Because I like to have a conversation about it. …

Aug 30, 15

Jumpstart Creativity with the 30 Circles Challenge - Skills21 30 Circles Test "This is a great challenge that can be adapted to suit people of any age in any setting. via Pocket

Aug 30, 15

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? : NPR Ed : NPR From NPR - More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics. But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff". via Pock…

Aug 25, 15

Just in time for the start of the new school year, Google has added a bunch of new features to Google Classroom. All of the features added are things that I've heard teachers request since last year's initial launch of Classroom. via Pocket

Aug 25, 15

In July, we launched notifications in the Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides sharing dialogues that warn users when they attempt to share files with others but cannot do so due to their own or the recipient’s domain-wide sharing settings. via Po…

Aug 25, 15

As teachers gear up for the new school year, we’re adding a number of new features in Google Classroom to help them save time, engage with students, and keep everyone organized. Most of these features are rolling out this week, with others coming so…

Aug 25, 15

There are plenty of ways to mirror your smartphone onto your desktop, but none are as apparently easy (or snappy) as this one. Vysor has been cooked-up by AllCast creator Koush as a seamless way to mirror your Android device's display onto a Windows…

Aug 23, 15

If you have been wondering why I've only published one blog post in the last 36 hours, your answer has arrived. For the last couple of days I've been assembling a collection of my favorite ed tech resources and organizing them into a PDF that I'm ca…

Aug 23, 15

This is a post where I am trying to write to understand and process my thoughts.  I think it is important that we try to make the process of learning visible, not just what we have learned. One of my favourite speakers of all time is Jim Valvano. vi…

Aug 23, 15

Have you heard of teacher entrepreneurship? Know what it is? If not, you want to find out? If so, want to hear from some teacher entrepreneurs? You're in luck. Steve Hargadon guides us through four evenings of interviews, live on Google Hangouts on …

Aug 23, 15

It’s that time again! We’re heading back into our classrooms to start another year of learning and growth. I don’t know about you, but I love the freedom that summer gives me. I know our students do too. via Pocket

Aug 23, 15

Questioning Toolkit "Each district should create a Questioning Toolkit which contains several dozen kinds of questions and questioning tools. This Questioning Toolkit should be printed in large type on posters which reside on classroom walls close b…

Aug 23, 15

From Richard Byrne - my chart comparing tools for backchannels and informal assessment. Amen, @patrickmlarkin! | A Quick Letter to #EdTech Salespeople http://t.co/jqucgpp1oA via @educationweek cc: @edtech_stories #edtechchat via Pocket

Aug 21, 15

WATERVILLE — The annual Festival at the Falls, which was in danger of not happening this year, now will be part of what is becoming an event-filled October weekend. via Pocket

Aug 20, 15

The beginning of the school year is a time to set the tone for a student’s learning experience, including what teachers expect from students and families. But that first week of school is also the time to teach valuable learning skills that will be …

Aug 17, 15

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cold butter on medium speed, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar…

Aug 17, 15

Late last winter I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years. I called the list Practical Ed Tech Tips. Since I started that list I've made an effort to add one or two new screencasts to it every week. The playlist now …

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