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Connecting to Make A Difference

As the 2014 year begins, tradition suggests that one should consider making a “New Year’s Resolution”. True, I have made many over the years that have unfortunately fallen by the wayside as the year progressed. However, one resolution of which … Continue reading

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Get Animated in the New Year

Creating animated GIFs can be an engaging educational exercise. Students can be challenged to use a computer to draw a series of related, progressive images that, when blended together, create animation. Background Twenty-five years ago the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) … Continue reading

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Teacher Feature #18 – Pay It Forward Day

My previous two blog posts alerted teachers to the unique educational opportunity afforded students on Thursday, April 26th. For the past few years, the last Thursday of April has been designated as “Pay It Forward Day”. Teacher Feature #18 – … Continue reading

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Puzzle: What book, movie or historical event?

Want to see your students engaged in a creative activity? Want them thinking about the important parts of a story, movie, instructional video, or historical event? Do you want your students engaged using higher order synthesizing techniques rather than regurgitating … Continue reading

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It’s the 2nd day of 2nd week of 2nd month

    Do you know why tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 is special? True, it has been designated as “Safer Internet Day” but this particular day can easily be remembered because each year it will always fall on the second … Continue reading

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K12 Online Conference – Don’t miss it!

P.D. PROBLEMS Professional development for educators today can be a very expensive and demanding. Costs of conference registrations, hotels, meals, and travel have all dramatically increased. True, one can stay in his/her home town or city and still attend local … Continue reading

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Social Studies TeachMeet with Technology

As a K-12 Social Studies teacher, would you like to learn how to integrate Google Maps into your class, collaborate on the building of a wiki website, explore Audacity freeware to create audio files and/or podcasts, or learn about a … Continue reading

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Joy: Shareski’s Strategy for Student Success

I have recently discovered a wealth of ideas that “really matter” which can apply to all teachers, regardless of grade level or discipline. These succinct and relevant, educational messages, many with supporting videos, were shared by 37 dedicated Canadian educators … Continue reading

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UnPlug’d: Why Sharing Matters! *

The 37 innovative educators, who recently attended the UnPlug’d Canadian Educational Summit, were given a task. Each participant was challenged to identify one moment or idea, from his/her educational career, which was worthy to be shared in an online publication … Continue reading

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Sweet Tweet – Twitter for Teachers

Twitter turns five years of age this month. Co-founder, Jack Dorsey, sent the world’s first twitter message: “just setting up my twttr” on March 21, 2006. Undoubtedly, in five short years, Twitter has changed the way many of us communicate … Continue reading

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