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13 Sep

The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can’t make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing….


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12 Sep

Classroom Activities: In Praise of Old-School Board Games

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Classroom Activities: In Praise of Old-School Board Games

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12 Sep

Best Teacher Jokes to Start the Year

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Best Teacher Jokes to Start the Year

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11 Sep

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

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Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …

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09 Sep

Microsoft in Talks to Buy 'Minecraft' Maker for $2 Billion

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05 Sep

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

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TedX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

  1. Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.
  2. Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
  3. Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.
  4. Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.

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Good to know.


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29 Aug

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

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How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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29 Aug

ASCD Webinars - Free Professional Development

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Free professional development online all of the time.


KB…Konnected's insight:

Archive of their free professional development webinars. Nice resource for PD.


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29 Aug

Your Child’s Next Field Trip May be Virtual

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Your child’s next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates. It may not require any traveling at all, and yet he or she might be interacting with people and places on the other side of the world.
Skype in the Classroom uses technology to…

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29 Aug

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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26 Aug

The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever!

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26 Aug

Created for Learning: 18 Things to Consider When Decorating Your Secondary Classroom

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26 Aug

App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald

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"The bulletin boards throughout Green Hills School may look normal — with colorful paper and pictures covering them — but hover a tablet or smartphone loaded with a special app over them and they turn into learning tools, complete with videos and interactive lessons.

“I didn’t want there to be all these passive areas throughout the school,” Superintendent John Nittolo said. “I wanted there to be chances for people to interact, to manipulate, to find info that changes so it’s not static.”

The brainchild of Louis Rossi, the school’s mathematics and ThinkSTEM coach, each bulletin board — technically known as “Augmented Reality Interactive Boards” — gives students an opportunity to learn away from the classroom.”


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The app is FREE!


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26 Aug

10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

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"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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Very useful information!


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24 Aug

Attention Science Teachers: Here’s How Superheroes Work - Edudemic

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Sometimes, the things that will lure students to be interested in a particular subject isn’t found in the material itself, but in related topics that they might not necessarily know are related. Science and math tend to be the subjects that crawl to the top of that list most often. Kids may be fascinated by …

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