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Try out Itch. Scratch in a safe, online learning environment with video lessons for your students.

Itch provides Scratch in a safe, online learning environment with video lessons for your students. …


Added by Jason Rukman on October 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

First Day of School Lesson Ideas

The first day of school. Do you still get the tingles when you think of it? I bet your students do. You want to set just the right tone for the fresh new school year. You want to keep that excitement alive in your students. You want to let them know yours is a classroom that will be fun—but still values learning above all. So what do you plan? You probably want to start with an ice-breaker to…


Added by Debra Collett on August 16, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Teaching Tots to Twitter Instills Love of Writing: Part II Transform Teaching With Twitter

If students learn to tweet in the primary grades, is it possible we may begin to see an improvement over time in students' writing skills and overall attitude toward writing? I believe Twitter, if properly implemented, can support writing and reading instruction and promote a love of writing. Twitter in the elementary classroom can be essential for establishing the mind-set for students that they all have something worthwhile to say in writing, and there…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on June 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

It's A Black Tie Affair With Tagxedo: List Five of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know!

Smarten up with http:/, and turn vocabulary lessons into a special occasion! is not your ordinary cloud generator. Students can upload websites, blogs, or any type of text, then choose the…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

The Evolution of Vocabulary Instruction:

So on Monday, you assign your students 20 vocabulary words; give them a menu of tried and true vocabulary exercises on Tuesday to challenge them to learn and use the words throughout the week; test them on Friday, yet half the students fail the vocabulary test. A month later, most students say they have never heard those words in their entire…


Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 6, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Starters Guide to Using Free Web Tools

Using web 2.0 in the class might come as second nature to some folks, but it's still new to many more.  I put together a guide to some of the more popular web 2.0 sites out there, give a short description, the link, and some practical ways teachers can use them in their class. Download and share with a friend!

Starters Guide to Web 2.0 in the Classroom… Continue

Added by Brian Thomas on February 9, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Build Strong Visual Literacy Skills into Your Class

Kelly Shafsky shares how to use TCI's powerful (click to watch) Visual Discovery strategy inside a class.  Whether you teach social studies or another area, we all use visuals.  This short five-minute video taps the important features to think about when using visuals with your students.  You can learn other instructional strategies at…


Added by Brian Thomas on February 3, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

5 Ingredients for Educators on Closing the Opportunity Gap | #Edchat Recap

Photo from Education Equality Project

Last week's afternoon #edchat discussion was about the opportunity gap. We tackled the ultimate question: How do we ensure those without privilege have equal access to quality education and opportunity? As a Teach… Continue

Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Lack of Teacher and Principal Voice is the real problem with School Imrpovement

I recently completed a study on the beliefs of teachers and principals of their ability to impact student learning during school improvement. My study contained interviews of 13 principals and teachers from across the United States who have experienced school improvement at some level. I did this study because in my own district, at the time that I started this study, 31% of the schools in my district were still operating in failing status and this just didn't make sense to me. All schools in…See More
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Do you have a spending problem?

Shopaholics do not agree to the fact that they are shopaholics until and unless they are forced to agree that they are affected by the addiction of shopping, and they need to do seriously something about it so that they do not waste their entire savings and cry about it on a later date. In this post, we will help you spot the problem and if you spot the issue, go ahead and look for a remedy so that you get enough time to be at ease in the future. 1.    Your credit card balance is always close…See More
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