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It has been a while since I have posted anything under the tag of “Science Saturday” but a new resource launched this week and I felt I had to mention. The resource is World Science U, and it is the brainchild of Brian Greene. It contains a number of short and long courses on different […]

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Adam Provost, Burlington High School tech integrationist and Partnership for Change Fellow, talks about how to talk to students about potentially dangerous or illegal technologies, and what use of those technologies can mean in terms of privacy and digital citizenship.   I do teach kids what torrents are… how they are used illegally and also […]

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Tarrant Institute professional development coordinator Susan Hennessey discusses the current and future possibilities of online badging and digital portfolios for alternative credentialing.    

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    This morning we’re honored to be able to share a prezi by Currier Memorial School educator Susan Gibeault, on fostering students’ global awareness. Gibeault has taught special education, speech and language and elementary education and received the  2012 BRSU Outstanding Teacher award. This presentation is the culmination of a project she undertook with […]

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  Brought to you by the inimitable Susan Hennessey, who shows here how you can use the Chrome browser extension Kaizena to add voice comments and link students to video resources on a sample writing assignment. Best part: you can assemble a library of video resources and shoot out your favorites over and over. Anyone […]

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  Some fantastic Friday reading: Over at AMLE Magazine, TIIE director Penny Bishop and associate director John Downes are talking about the power of teaming in supporting successful technology integration in schools: Today’s middle school teams use a wide range of technology tools to achieve six important goals: to develop their teacher team; to design […]

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One way I know for sure an app has potential to transform classroom practice is when, with minimal introduction and little prep time, a whole team of teachers adopts it and launches its use.      

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  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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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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