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Ok, so we've been talking about our Remix[ing] seminars for a while… If you haven't already heard about all the locations, here's your chance. Remix[ing] is the new thing, taking your classroom to another level of student inspired and lead learning, making the student responsible for their education. The great…

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You are creative, or at least you have the desire to be. {I hope.} When facing your students with the same daily routine, piling on projects and assignments to get them thinking, is their thinking creative? This overloaded process can hinder creative stimulation, making even “exciting” projects mundane. So how do…

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You have a great idea… Your Teachers Pay Teachers budget is gone and you’ve resorted to sitting down and creating a handout yourself. You want it to be wonderfully creative and intriguing for their young eyes (like you see EVERYWHERE), the task is daunting. The room is quiet, computer is on, and you’ve got all the time in the world. {A teacher’s world that is, so let’s go with 10 minutes, once your kids leave, and before you finally get to go home. Sound about right?} But there’s a problem; everything is ready to go but your creative mind. What do you do?

Take these tips and steps and break that creative block… Give your students a stimulating worksheet to encourage task completion using your original thinking.

Now you’re probably telling me, ‘I don’t have the software I need to be creative.’ You’re wrong. You do, right there in your Google Drive, which you should be using because it’s an essential tool for a digital classroom. What’s it called? Google Drawings, and it’s going to rock your socks.

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