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Tag - Creativity and Imagination

Check this out with Tony Vincent

And He’s Back! Episode 72 of...

We had our first-time repeat visitor, Tony Vincent of Learning In Hand, come on the show to share gift ideas for that geeky person in your life. We share gift ideas that you may put in a stocking or gifts you may want to hide really good under...

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Sweet Farewell to a Weird Guy…

He’s weird. He’s unruly. He’s Doug. For the past 2 years, Doug Robertson, AKA the Weird Teacher, has shared his voice, passions, and quirks with our community on a weekly basis as CUE’s Blog Editor. His blue hair and...

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Try These Favorite Teacher-Designed Ideas in...

A recent collaboration between the Learning Accelerator and the Teacher’s Guild produced a fabulous collection of teacher-designed ideas in response to the simple question: How might we empower all students to drive their learning and...

Making Maker Teachers

It’s not that teaching kids is easy. It’s not. Obviously. But teaching adults is a whole different kind of tricky. Beyond that, it’s different running sessions at conferences in front of people who, in theory, choose to come...

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Trapping Our Learning…Humanely

“You will design, build, test, revise, and complete a mostly-working prototype of a trap that will humanely catch a tree kangaroo. Ready…go.” I love giving directions that are clear, to the point, and deceptively simple. My...

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Getting Animated With Google Slides and...

I’m going to go into some detail about the process my class used to animate our Google Slides, but I got all my information from Sam Patterson’s blog here. Follow Sam, he’s good people (plural, if you count the puppets)...

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef –...

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. Here’s a breakdown of Iron Chef. Like the game show: Time is...

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Next Gen Professional Development pt 2...

When I was about 14 years old, in the late 1970s, my parents opened a small ski shop. As part of the process, they allowed me to become a “certified technician” for the ski bindings. It was a real thing because one needed to be certified to be...

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Printing the Future- 3D Printers in Education

I am a classroom teacher in a rural New Zealand school. We have 200 students and are a 1:1 iPad School with students from 5 to 12 years old. In 2013 I attended a conference session on 3D Printing and was handed a 3D printed elephant. I thought...

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The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That should give you some insight on what kind of...