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Archive for January, 2014

  Over at Curat.ivity, TIIE professional development coordinator Susan Hennessey is blogging about how to take the huge flow of informational text and current events news and find ways to customize it for individual users. “One-size-fits-all has no place in our classrooms, given the ready access we have to digital tools that support differentiation, which […]

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“It is time that educators recognize and capitalize on the social nature of their students because their virtual interactions stretch well beyond their standard school day. Therefore, by integrating assignments and homework into social media platforms, students’ motivation, their time spent completing school assignments, and their grades will increase.”   Via interactyx and Jonathan Flegg, […]

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Sixth grade math educator Laura Botte explains how she’s using a simple Google form to make it easier for students to talk about what’s on their minds.      

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Vine is a tool where users can craft looping six-second videos for sharing globally, and other users can up-vote them, follow favored Vine-creators (some of whom have one million+ followers) and comment. It’s available for the Android, iOS and Windows platforms, and despite the nominal age-17 requirement for the platform, it’s more than likely that […]

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  PAML 6th grade educator and all-around good egg Joe Speers returns to the blog to with another #1minutehowto, this time on how he’s using Google Docs to reinforce the difference between formal and informal writing with his students. Joe previously showed us how his students use Corkulous to create vocab flashcards, and how he […]

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It’s PAML 6th grade educator Joe Speers, of course! And he’s here to explain how his students are using Explain Everything to share the Best Part Of My Week with their families. Joe previously showed us how his students use Corkulous to create vocab flashcards, and how he uses Google Drive to organize student work.

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Edmunds Middle School teachers, students and district technologists were on Commissioner’s Corner last night , talking about their experiences designing mobile iOS games with ARIS and the Echo Museum. We’re proud to say we knew them way back when. If you’re interested in hearing from Laura Botte and Katie Wyndorf about this project, they’ll be […]

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