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A Teacher’s Soundtrack and the #EdSongs Challenge

Grab your old CDs, dust off your vinyl records, lay out your cassettes… or just thumb through your smartphone’s musical collection and give yourself just ten minutes to choose ten songs that vibrate to that melody of awesomeness, yet reality, that you embody as a professional educator. Then, you will have your very...

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Teachers Model Growth Mindsets During Twitter Ed Chat

By: Heather Ngoma. Ensuring teachers are comfortable with tech tools and social media for professional purposes is a top priority for the Rutgers Alternate Route program. Last month Rutgers immersed a cohort of new teachers in a facilitated discussion on Growth Mindsets via Twitter, here's the results.

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PearDeck: A Fruitful EdTech Tool

This interactive website and Google Drive app adds interactivity to any slideshow by integrating free-text responses, multiple choice answers, freehand drawing renditions, drag-and-drop indicators, overlapping visuals, and even YouTube videos. Mixed in with other fruitful classroom activities during the school year, Pe...

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Are You A MacGyver Teacher?

In these days of strapped school budgets, being a MacGyver Teacher is almost a job requirement. So where do MacGyver Teachers turn for additional inspiration? How do you learn from those master MacGyver Teachers out there?

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6 Steps Taken By An Indecisive Squirrel And A Creative Teacher

Perhaps it sounds a bit nutty, but I believe two of the most mesmerizing sights are that of an indecisive squirrel scurrying to cross a street and a passionately creative teacher immersed in her craft. In fact, I believe these two actions are nearly identical in nature.

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Reinventing A Secondary Program From The Ground Up

By: Melissa Strong. For those educators who ponder “What if I were to teach this concept, this unit, or this subject completely differently?” Melissa shares her story and strategy of reinventing the foreign language program at Harvard-Westlake School in LA.

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Blogging Now, Communicating for the Future

Susan, Getting Smart Teacher Blogger shares where we're going, the skills that matter now, and what the future holds for blogging and communication.

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