Here are my last blog post picks for 2018!
Schrodinger’s Grades – Classroom Powerups
My son started 3rd grade this year and, in South Carolina at least, this is a big deal because this is the first year he gets number grades. My son is bright, artistic, and sensitive but this has been a challenging transition.
Take the Manage out of Classroom Management |
When I lead blended learning workshops or coach teachers implementing blended learning, I get a lot of questions about classroom management.
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A Lever and a Place to Stand: Google Classroom or Google Sites: Which Should I Use?
Maybe as you rev up for 2019, you have considered creating a digital classroom to support your physical classroom. Or maybe you would like a way to stop answering so many questions about materials and due dates. Or maybe you have just been wondering…
Japan allows commercial whaling, withdraws from international pact | Watching Our Water Ways
Frustrated by international condemnation over its whaling activities, the Japanese government has decided to allow commercial whaling outright within its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
Free Technology for Teachers: How to Make Your Own Emojis – And How to Use Them in a Lesson
During the summer Tony Vincent helped me see emojis as more than just annoying symbols that people use in text messages and social media posts. He did that with a slick graphic that he created and shared on Twitter.
How to Use the Flipgrid iPad app
Flipgrid is a great service for gathering video responses from your students. One of the best things about Flipgrid is that students can use it on any computer, phone, or tablet including iPads. And the iPad app is completely free to install and use.
Free Technology for Teachers: Canvas – A Good Alternative to Google Drawings for Tablet Users
Canvas is a new drawing tool from Google. Canvas is a great alternative to Google Drawings for iPad and Android tablet users. Canvas lets anyone create a drawing in his or her web browser by simply going to Canvas.apps.chrome. Once there you can sta…
10 steps to take when talking politics with someone you disagree with this holiday season – The Lily
Having meaningful conversations with people we care about who disagree with you about politics is hard. It can feel like a concession to something you hate, or even like giving up a part of yourself to just sit calmly and listen to someone explain t…
Free Technology for Teachers: Videezy – Free Video Clips for Multimedia Projects
Last week I shared a video overview of three great places to find free video clips to use in classroom projects. Videezy is another good site to add to that list. Videezy offers more than 1,000 video clips that you can download for free. The videos …
European Union charges forward to reduce dangerous plastic litter | Watching Our Water Ways
By 2021, the 28 countries in the European Union are expected to ban single-use plastics — including straws, plates, cutlery and drink stirrers, as well as plastic sticks for cotton swabs, balloons and candy.
A Principal’s Reflections: 3 Questions to Help Make the Most Out of the Money You Have
–> I hope the question above gets you thinking. Educational institutions around the world spend billions of dollars on textbooks, curriculum, programs, technology, and professional development. I’m sure I missed some categories, but you get the poi…
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