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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

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Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...
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August Campus and District PD 2013 / District PD August 2013

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Making Thinking Visible strategies - pair with http://schools.birdvilleschools.net/Page/25155

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Collaborative Group Work with the 1-3-6 Protocol

Collaborative Group Work with the 1-3-6 Protocol | Best Practices & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Looking for strategies to improve collaborative group learning in your classroom? The 1-3-6 Protocol may help. This is a take on Think-Pair-Share, and falls neatly inside the Common Instruction Framework.
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Pay attention, please...

Pay attention, please... | Best Practices & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is the students who are bored and sometimes it is the instructor who is boring. Engaged students pay attention. This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribut...
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The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System

The Answer Pad | The Graphically-Based Student Response and Assessment System | Best Practices & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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I'm not sure if this would work in my classroom in the way it is intended, since it seems to need 1-to-1 access to tech... but I still want to explore its usefulness as I implement the Flipped Classroom model.

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Choosing Collaborative Groups

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Students learn better when teachers take the time to think about which students should be in each collaborative group. See some of the ways Ms. Hobbs decides on who should be teamed together in her classes collaborative groups.
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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Life on Minimum Wage - An Economics Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Life on Minimum Wage - An Economics Lesson | Best Practices & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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I may have to find time for this. Even my AP Macro kids might get something useful out of it.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Best Practices & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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I want to create a lesson in this like the "tracks" I used to make in TrackStar... May try to do something for Human-Environment Interaction in East Asia.

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