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    28 Tech Tools to Bring Out the Story in History

    28 Tech Tools to Bring Out the Story in History
    When I was in school, I dreaded history.  I found it completely uninteresting, dry, irrelevant, and quite frankly...boring.  This was unusual for me.  Normally, I really enjoyed school.  Creative writing, language arts, science, and even math were fun.  History was unbearable.      I can count on one hand the things I remember learning in history.   I learned that in ...
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    One Teacher Reflects on a Wiki Lesson Gone Wrong

    One Teacher Reflects on a Wiki Lesson Gone Wrong
    It can be hard to admit when a lesson goes terribly wrong. But rather than bottle is up, Teaching feature writer, Kate Olson, share with us how one of her Wiki lessons didn't turn out the way she planned. As technology becomes more common in the classroom, it's especially refreshing to hear from a teacher who has tried to something and ...
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    Use Videos to Enliven Lessons, Engage Students

    Use Videos to Enliven Lessons, Engage Students
    What it is: There are some really neat online tools that I find that live in my Google Notebook for a long time (I have upward of 800 links for educational websites yet to post to iLearn Technology…and growing daily!) Some get pushed aside for my newest cool find, and some move to the bottom of the list because, while they ...
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    Web 2.0: Resources for a Collaborative Class

    Web 2.0: Resources for a Collaborative Class
    If you're wondering what "Web 2.0" is, then keep reading! It's time you learned what you're missing and how many great (and free) applications that you can utilize. Make reading, language arts, and even communicating with parents easier and more enjoyable. Below are five great ways you can get started found by Teaching featured writer, Kelly Tenkely. If you are already ...
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    Its Back...and Online? Presenting Lite-Brite 2.0

    Its Back...and Online?  Presenting Lite-Brite 2.0
    What it is: Some websites just make you smile. Lite-Brite is one of those sites for me, I am a child of the 80’s so the Lite-Brite holds a special place in my heart! The site is exactly what you would expect, an online version of Lite-Brite. No fancy moving flash animations, sound effects, etc. Just 9 different color pegs to ...
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    Top 10 Technology Tips for New Teachers

    Top 10 Technology Tips for New Teachers
    Being a first year teacher can be overwhelming to say the least. There is new curriculum to learn, unfamiliar school policies, classroom management challenges, and new teammates. Technology can help to ease some of these first year growing pains. 1. Develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter. Twitter is an excellent place for new teachers to connect, collaborate, share ideas, ...
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    10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports

    10 Technology Enhanced Alternatives to Book Reports
    The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Book reports can be a contributing factor to 'readicide'. "Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools." http://stenhouse.com/html/readicide.htm. So, how can we as teachers continue ...
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    The Beginner Teacher's Guide to Social Media Success

    The Beginner Teacher's Guide to Social Media Success
    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! [gate] But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
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    Jeopardy Labs

    [photo:59826] Jeopardy Labs is an awesome website that lets you build a Jeopardy game board without the use of Power Point! All that you have to do to start is enter a password so that others can’t edit your game. Then it is as simple as titling it, typing in categories and then entering questions and answers. This is really SO ...
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    How to Use Web 2.0 Applications in Class

    How to Use Web 2.0 Applications in Class
    Do you consider yourself a technology novice or an expert? No matter what level you are, using technology to connect with your students can be an important tool. It may be easier than you think to incorporate into class. Web 2.0 applications are a fairly new trend that aim to facilitate creativity and collaboration- a perfect pairing for a classroom ...
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    Friending Your Students: A Researcher’s Perspective

    Friending Your Students: A Researcher’s Perspective
    When I was in Form 6 (today’s Yr 12) I had a teacher who gave us his phone number so that we could contact him if we needed clarification about the work we were doing out of school hours. We knew that on certain nights he had umpire training and wouldn’t be home until after 10.30pm. Did I ever call him? ...
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    5 Fun Internet Activities for the Classroom

    5 Fun Internet Activities for the Classroom
    If you want to spice up your lessons and get your students motivated, using the internet is a great way to get started. There are many free sites that offer fun and games for students that teachers can use as educational tools. Some applications focus on reading and science, while other offer tools that you can apply to just about any ...
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    Free Wordly Wise Online Activities

    Free Wordly Wise Online Activities
    Wordly Wise 3000 is a vocabulary curriculum that can be purchased, any time I see a website mentioned as part of curriculum, I always take a look. While the Wordly Wise 3000 curriculum costs, the website activities are free! Students are told to choose their vocabulary book (I just choose the appropriate grade level). Students can go through a word list ...
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    Book Punch: A Reading & Writing Teaching Tool

    Book Punch: A Reading & Writing Teaching Tool
    What it is: Book Punch is a new site dedicated to helping students in grades 3-9 become stronger readers. The site takes the most popular books read by schools in grades 3 through 9 and provides guided reading prompts about the reading improving overall reading comprehension. Book Punch encourages critical thinking skills and teaches students how to be in control of ...
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    Helping Students Improve Their Reading Speed

    Helping Students Improve Their Reading Speed
    If you're a teacher, you know what it's like to try to help a struggling reader get through a sentence. While we want readers to improve with comprehension and phonics skills, there is a way you can turn practice into a game your students will love. Featured writer, Kelly Tenkely, has found a free site that teachers can use just for ...
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    Should Teachers Friend Their Students?

    Should Teachers Friend Their Students?
    On Facebook, how classroom rules do and do not apply. In real life, people don't just usually walk right up to you and ask you to be their friend. Little kids do, I guess, but adults generally see that sort of question as just plain weird. I think of this sometimes when my students friend me on Facebook—adding yet another ...
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    Name That Gadget Answer Key

    Teaching created the Name That Gadget quiz to test how well you can identify your favorite gadgets. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken The Name That Gadget Quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1. Gadget 1 o ...
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    An Educators Guide to Podcasting

    An Educators Guide to Podcasting
    Our very own featured writer, Kelly Tenkely, presented recently at the Colorado Podcast Summit hosted by Apple Education. Her presentation can be useful to us all, "Podcasting: Creative Communication Collaboration. " In addition, there are many resources for using podcasting in your classroom. Learn more about Kelly's presentation at the Summitt, podcasting tools, and more. Podcasting: Creative Communication Collaboration Podcasting Resources ...
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    Can Cell Phones = Learning?

    Can Cell Phones = Learning?
    Let’s face it: Kids love mobile technology and its here to stay. Schools across the country have been struggling with how to manage cell phone use during school hours, with some banning the use of phones altogether and others coming up with innovative ways to integrate mobile phones into the curriculum. Just a few weeks ago, researchers at the Joan Ganz ...
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    Use the Technology Available to You

    Use the Technology Available to You
    There is a myth, a common misperception, that teachers’ use of technology is a relatively recent phenomenon.  However, the great teachers in my life have all had one thing in common; they all used the technology of the time to encourage and enhance learning. When I was growing up this rarely meant computer use—computers were still relatively new to education at ...
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