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Online thinking tools for your classes.
Why do we want learners of all ages to be engaged during instruction?
Why wouldn't we is a better question!
Teachers often think they just haven't got time to differentiate the curriculum for gifted students.
Differentiation is an important challenge and this offers ways of differentiating that are not difficult to implement.
As I mentioned in "Trends for Education in the 2013-2014 School Year," augmented reality is going to be big in education. Really big. It has the potential to allow students to experience learning...
This Apple app allows you to create random and filtered groups of 2-20 children for your school activities. It also has a noise monitor. Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groupmaker/id577475707
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Wonderful activity that reinforces the power of words! #gtchat #giftededucation #edvid #inspiration #kindness
For many of you, today may be your first day of the new school year. If so, I hope it's a great one! My goal is to make it an unforgettably fabulous year for my students. In the immortal words o...
#differentiation #gtchat #art
You might think this is a post to remind you about Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is scheduled for September 19th. But that would be a frivolous use of this blog space, right? I mean, what does th...
Ever since my former principal, John Hinds, recommended a book to our staff, Spaces and Places, by Debbie Diller, I have looked at my classroom with a brand new set of eyes. I've tried to break ou...
#differentiation #education #gtchat #edtech
BotLogic is a new web-based game that teaches programming to kids. It reminds me a bit of the iPad apps , "Daisy the Dinosaur," "Kodable," and "Cargo-Bot." The main difference is, of course, tha...
In some of my posts about Genius Hour, I've mentioned Gamestar Mechanic. "Gamestar Mechanic includes a self-paced learning experience that uses game-based "Quests" to help youth learn how to desig...
Praise is most effective when it is specific to a skill or talent a #k12 student is developing http://t.co/xTdxydMf #SCL #edreform...
How do we overcome resistance and encourage creative ideas and thinking from our students? Try giving them a choice in assignments.
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This article includes great ideas for choices.
Giving choice in small group assignments helps students feel a sense of ownership to their work.
Flipboard is an app that is available at Google Play and on the iTunes Store. It is basically a curation tool, allowing you to collect feeds from the websites, blogs, tweets, etc... that interest ...
Preview and download the course Creative Problem Solving on iTunes U.
#creativity #giftededucation #gifteded #gtchat
Love this idea - and not just because she mentions me! #kindness #edvid #inspiration #gtchat #giftededucation
#differentiation #gtchat #gifted #education #ipaded
#differentiation #teaching #education #ell #esl
great idea from @ktenkely #gtchat #multipleintelligences #education #differentiation
learning profiles:multiple intelligence
I like this for its interactive format. The more we know about our students, the better we can meet them where they learn.
GamePress - a free app for making customized games
Hysterical idea for using at faculty meeting/in-service, etc... for discussion of differentiation
This is a continuation from yesterday's post regarding Genius Hour Challenge Cards. I shared the ones I created for Levels 1 and 2 in the previous post. Here is the explanation I gave yesterday: M...
If you are interested in integrating some computer programming into your curriculum, you may want to take a look at Tynker. Earlier this year, I mentioned Tynker in a post about programming for ki...