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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.

July 7, 2016

Social media in the classroom

Social media can be full of bubblegum distractions, but is also a robust forum for communication and collaboration. By using social media in our classrooms, we can model its constructive uses and help students learn how to use its powers for good. 

May 5, 2016

Creating a student tech team

When you start working with technology in the classroom, it can be a huge undertaking. Successful integration means more than purchasing some fancy gear; the hard work really begins after the equipment is installed.

March 3, 2016

Technology PD for teachers

Finding your own professional development in education technology from fellow educators may require more legwork but it will likely lead to a richer experience and increased knowledge.

January 7, 2016

Digital citizenship

Digital Citizenship can be defined as navigating through online media responsibly, effectively and safely. Teaching these skills helps students think through ethical dilemmas they encounter online every day in order to ultimately make better decisions.

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