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The Literary Revolver: An Interactive Structure from Studio 113

Frankly speaking, interactive learning structures work. By merging standards-based prompts, random selectiveness, a backchannel, improvisational acting, and overall creativity, Studio 113’s fairly new “Literary Revolver” places students on an engaging, challenging, and fun path to lesson mastery.

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5 Teaching Habits to Tame Time

Something kicks my posterior way too often. It’s a frenemy of mine, you see. Yep, that’s right. FREN-E-MY. Think of polar opposites. Some days are swing and duck, while others are smile and enjoy good luck. Oh, yeah. Are you picking up what I’m laying down? I’m speaking of that ceaseless, consistent, and never-...

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A Gold Mine of #EdTech Resources: Part II

In continuation of Part I of "A Gold Mine of #EdTech Resources," I unearth more EdTech resources I have stored in my mental Rolodex. Or, at least, all that I still use and care to remember.

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A Gold Mine of #EdTech Resources: Part I

So, in the spirit of Mrs. Kelly, and to kick-off the new school year, I embark on a two-part series of sharing all the edtech resources I have stored in my mental Rolodex. Or, at least, all that I still use and care to remember. Thanks in no small part to all the amazing colleagues who have shared with me throughout my...

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50 Back-to-School Questions for the Effective & Efficient Educator

If your students weren't required to attend your classes, would they? Check out these 50 "Back-to-School" questions for the effective and efficient educator.

2 months ago by

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MIND Research Institute

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute is dedicated to solving math education in America. Its uniquely visually-based ST Math instructional software program is helping children across the country dramatically improve their math proficiency and become life-long learners for today’s innovation-driven workplace.

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Classroom Design and the Learning Experience

Before I move into a new classroom, have I re-evaluated my classroom design and given serious contemplation to the learning experiences it perpetuates? Hmmm. Well, that time is now. And here is my plan.

2 months ago by

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Seeing is Believing: The Awesomeness that is zSpace

You see, when I think about my recent test-drive of the zSpace System, which is defined by the self-titled technology provider as “a virtual reality environment for immersive exploration, visualization, and learning,” I find myself with a swirling brain full of positive adjectives that ironically render me nearly s...

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