How to Unscrew a Screw Without a Screwdriver. It happens often enough that you don't have a screwdriver handy but really urgently need to remove a screw. Although using a screwdriver is the easiest and safest way to remove a screw
I needed this today. Just thought some of you might too! :-)
As part of a groundbreaking personalized learning initiative, CICS West Belden put iPads and Chromebooks into the hands of every student at the Chicago charter school—just not right away.For the first year, West Belden tested the devices in just a few pilot classrooms—and only after teachers and stu
Leave it to writers to describe the pain of their craft. “Writing is easy,” the late New York Times sportswriter, Red Smith once sarcastically quipped, “you just open a vein and bleed.”Students may find little solace in the fact that professionals also struggle with writing. Empathy alone cannot tur
Thinking critically and working out don’t mix well. Maybe it’s because they’re so often at odds: one action requires focus, the other relaxation. Combined, they’re a draining slog. If you don’t believe me, try listening to an audiobook while running on a treadmill. Lately, the same conceit of overcommitting our attention has got me thinking …
I've spent a few months putting together everything I have learned during my Maker adventures and wanted to share all of it with anyone looking to start their own Makerspace escapades at their school.
I was originally going to self publish this on Kindle and see where it goes, but two amazing people, AJ Juliani and John Spencer, reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be the first author to sign up with their new publishing company BLEND Education. After talking about my vision of the book and how they could support me, I signed up and they have helped me make an awesome book a little more awesomer. :-)
We are currently working on the formatting, layout, design, etc. of the book and we should have it all done by the start of September. This will be a physical copy of the book I've been thinking about doing for a year and am excited to go through the process of bringing it to life. As a small appetizer, I'm releasing the first chapter of the book to those that might be interested to see where I'm going with this book. By signing up below, you will be sent an email with the PDF of Chapter 1. You will receive updates, Maker tips and tricks, and other Makerspace goodies leading up to the launch of the book.
Explore Dan Ryder’s collection of educator resources on BloomBoard. Dan says, 'This collection features strategies and resources for bringing creative expression and exploring to any classroom quickly, easily, and meaningfully. One will find a mixture of digital and analog tools as well as readings and viewings to inspire acts of creating.'
FOR some people, public speaking comes naturally. But if you are like me, you may um and ah too much, spurred by the worry that nerves may get the best of you, that you might speak too fast or mess up in some way. So I have been practicing my public speaking with the help of some apps.
The Harvard researchers evaluating DreamBox Learning start their study bluntly: "There is little evidence yet that educational software is actually helping students progress more rapidly." Maybe, if we’re looking on the bright side, there’s nowhere to go but up? Or maybe DreamBox is another in a lon
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