Helping Students Ask Better Questions

The warmth underneath my collar started to increase.  I could feel the heat rising like lifting the hood on an overworked idle car.  If there were a mirror in front of me, all I would have seen is a gush of red overtaking  my face.

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5 Practical Ways to Promote an Interactive Classroom

Effective teaching is more than simply delivering content.  Finding practical ways to engage and manage our students is key in helping kids develop skill.  I like to compare teaching to a tool belt.  Considering the challenge I'm faced with, I can reach into my toolbelt and use the most appropriate tool to help me accomplish my goal.

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10 Tips to Encourage Student Online Safety

With the start of every new school year I like to educate my students on the importance of online safety.  As we support students in making strategic use of online tools, we also must educate them on how to safely interact using various technologies.  Being a responsible digital citizen is essential in maintaining online safety.

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Bringing the Socrative Seminar to the 21st Century

As students walked into our classroom the morning before our Socratic Seminar, I listened to them discuss what they recently saw on Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social networking sites. Again, I was reaffirmed of how engaged and connected they are to their mobile devices.

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Digitally Mark Texts and Take Notes Using Mobile Devices, Laptops, and PCs

As the power and accessibility of technology advances, so does our desire, need, and expectation to incorporate it in our classrooms. One of the needs many tech companies have addressed is empowering users to digitally take notes and mark texts.

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