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Give us another quiz!!

September 2, 2014

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I found this new assessment tool that left my students asking for more. It turned a quiz into a game with live results, a leader-board, trash talking and cheering for more.  It’s called kahoot and if you’re a teacher whose students have access to computers, tablets or smart phones, you’ve got to check it out.

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20 Percent Time Introduced

February 28, 2014

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20 Percent Time Introduced

I recently attended a conference called the Google Apps for Education Summit.  It was fantastic.  I met innovative educators from all over the country, explored all sorts of new ways to engage students using technology in the classroom, and found out about a beautiful concept called 20 percent time that I’m hoping will shape the […]

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Just turn the controller around

January 28, 2014

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Just turn the controller around

I took my 6 year old to the dentist last week.  As soon as he walked in the waiting room, I could tell that he was far more excited than he should be at the dentist – no offense to dentists.  His eyes got wide and he marched directly across the room to a video […]

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A student showed me Quizlet

August 21, 2013

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A student showed me Quizlet

In the intro to technology class that I teach, students are introduced to a slew of new vocabulary.  Over the course of a 9 week quarter, students learn 200 tech-related vocab terms.  They take a quiz on a subsection of these terms each week and their final at the end of the course includes all […]

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Google Plus in my classroom

April 22, 2013

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Google Plus in my classroom

I started a 7 week experiment with Google+ in my Tech Essentials class last week.  There are a few parts of the curriculum that I think will lend themselves to being easily (maybe that’s not the right word) integrated into the Google + experiment.  Here are a few initial thoughts on how this might work: […]

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