Tag - Creativity and Imagination

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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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Giving Our Students Freedom

Some of the common things I hear when I tell someone I teach middle school include: “Oh, I’m sorry,” “Why?” and my personal favorite, “Let me buy you a drink.” I’m not saying that I don’t...

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Learning to Teach for the Future

“If you can dream it, you can code it.” As I looked around the huge ballroom filled with eager educators, Hadi Partovi’s words began to energize and excite me. It also seemed Partovi’s...

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Sharing Humanity in the Classroom

If you’re like me, I love engaging students with short videos. I especially love short inspirational videos that get my students to think. I use them as starters for writing, discussions...

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Light a Spark

Adobe Spark is not a new tool, but if you haven’t checked it out lately, you don’t know Spark. In April, Adobe announced that they would make this creation tool free for students and...