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Students today are different than they were five or even 10 years ago. Their lives are flooded with technology and students want to use this tech to create in a variety of ways. Think about the times in your teaching career when you assigned an open ended project, meaning students…

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There’s nothing like seeing the name of your school scroll across the bottom of the TV screen when the snow starts to fall outside.  It means a day of sledding and hot chocolate!  But, not anymore.  In many states, schools are opting for e-Learning as a way of keeping up…

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Technology and science go hand in hand so there’s no better place to integrate technology than the science classroom. Here are my favorite apps for getting in touch with your inner Sheldon.  The Elements: A Visual Exploration (iOS and MAC) $13.99 Enjoy a rich, interactive periodic table with this app…

Yes, you read that right. FiftyThree just released an iPhone version of one of our favorite iPad creation apps, Paper. This addition to their inspiring and creative family has been long awaited for and I personally couldn't be more excited! Now you can organize thoughts, ideas, photos, and more to create…

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Ahh, summer!  Days are filled with sights of lemonade stands, poolside chatter, and the opportunity to capture some much deserved rest and rejuvenation.  Above all, summer is for memory making!  Whether your plans take you across town or across the country, mobile technology can be a best friend to freeze…

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Continuous instruction during the winter months sometimes feels like climbing up a steep, snow covered hill while dodging oncoming sleds. We keep treading the snow covered incline, but slide back every few steps.

With record-breaking snowfall, many school districts around the nation are exploring options for a non-traditional school day during the winter months; whereby students receive instruction while off for inclement weather. Although this idea is meant to keep from extending the school year as well as provide more instructional continuity, the founding concept reaches far beyond simply making up a snow day. This Blended Learning model has the transformative power to change traditional teaching and learning. Through this transformation, learning becomes more student centered, more innovative, and without the laws of time and space.

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ThingLink continues to be my top app pick for both student explanation of learning and teacher created content. It works in a BYOD, iPad, Chromebook, or laptop environment, and is an excellent suggestion for creating student products outside of the classroom. It’s quick, easy, and user friendly. Create classes, add students, and manage their accounts with a ThingLink Teacher account, or have your students over the age of 13 create their own free accounts. 

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If infrastructure sabotages your plans, leaves you stressed, and renders your devices useless, stop what you’re doing. Don’t waste one more instructional minute trying to stream video, just to lose connection, spin for too long, or time-out. Submit the problem to IT, and move on.

Dust off the devices. Let’s focus on what can be done to change the way our students demonstrate their understanding of newly learned content and apply their knowledge without the network.

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The new Google Slides app is out! On Monday, Google released the Google Slides app for iOS. For those looking for anything other than a simple text editor  to compliment your existing Google Slides, you will be disappointed.  When you start the app it gathers all of your presentations in…

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