Linking to learning

March 1, 2018

Pros and cons of Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an online learning management system designed for schools. Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of using it.

January 4, 2018

Using a 3D printer in your classroom

You may be curious about how to integrate a 3D printer in your classroom. But aren’t they expensive, difficult to learn and only for the most tech-savvy teachers? The answer is no, at least not anymore.

November 2, 2017

Using leveled reading sites

When it comes to selecting texts for whatever subject we teach, reaching all students can be a challenge, to say the least. One solution lies in websites that offer high-quality texts at different reading levels.

September 7, 2017

Technology standards for educators

This past June, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled new standards for educators that can serve as a roadmap to integrate technology in your classroom.

July 6, 2017

Gaming in education

There’s no doubt gaming plays a huge role in the lives of children today. Many teachers have been wondering if gaming can be used for educational purposes. Is there a way to harness the popularity of online and video games to teach students real-world skills?

May 4, 2017

Making podcasts with students

Compared to a video project, producing podcasts requires less technical expertise and allows students to practice similar higher-order skills, such as research, design and revision.

March 2, 2017

Digital assessment tools

There are ways to measure learning that take advantage of technology — and make our lives as teachers easier.

January 5, 2017

Make students aware of fake news

How can we help students learn the differences between reliable sources of information and those with ulterior motives?

November 3, 2016

Alternatives to the book report

So you’re thinking about assigning your class a book report. Consider the many alternatives.

September 8, 2016

A vote for understanding elections

This year’s race for president has been a source of keen interest for many of our students, including elementary-school students, so it presents a wonderful teachable moment.

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