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Give Them The Choice!

We all know that when students are engaged in a lesson it is much more successful. How to you get students engaged? How do you motivate them? I have found that by giving my students choice...

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The Maker Movement Meets Literacy

The maker movement is all about making learning meaningful through creating new solutions. Some of you may say to yourself, “My school doesn’t have a makerspace,” or “I don’t have time!” I...

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TLC Ninja: Jen Roberts shares her secrets

Jen Roberts, author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning, tells Lisa and Nancy about the secret ways she leverages tech to keep an eye on how her students are reading...

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A Night at the (Virtual) Museum

For many of us, summer vacations include a trip to a museum to see famous works of art. If you can’t get away, don’t like crowds, or simply can’t get enough, give Google Arts and Culture a...

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The Power Of Can’t

  Words have power…we know this…we say this, but let us really think about this. There has been one word that I have been hearing a lot of lately- the word is...

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Design To The Edges

There have been many instances that stand out in my mind when discussions with non-educators have sparked ideas and blog posts. I often find that some of the best ideas come from those...

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Lesson Design: Never a Solitary Adventure

As a brand-new teacher, I spent a lot of time abiding by unwritten rules. It was not that anyone had informed me to follow these. After all, they were unwritten, and yet so much of my time...

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To BOLDly Go

For months, there has been a buzz of excitement leading up to CUE BOLD. This event has been promoted as something new, something different. “The premier lesson design event for the West...