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The Best Way to Build Student E-Portfolios: Use Evernote

Although Evernote already is a fairly well-known app, very few educators realize its potential building and sharing student portfolios. Having a well-organized e-portfolio is important: It can follow students from one grade to the next and prepare them to record their future accomplishments. There are plenty of ways to create an e-portfolio, and we feel […]

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The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than half of teens and adolescents have reported that they’ve been bullied online, and between 10 and 20 percent say it occurs regularly. As a slew of recent news stories have demonstrated, the consequences can be devastating. A recent study conducted by the Center found that 20% of respondents […]

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The 5 Most Important Things To Come Out of Educational Summits in 2014

Blended learning. Digital literacy. Mobile learning. Game-based learning. When these top educational trends came onto the scene, they sparked a learning revolution. That revolution continued into 2014, but if there was one theme to come out of the top educational summits this year, it was this: smarter use. We take a look at exactly what […]

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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators

It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is […]

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How to Find Curated Content in Google Play for Classroom Use

Here’s how you can take advantage of the tutorials and activities available on Google Play for your own students. Familiarize Yourself with Google Play’s Badge System Google Play for Education offers hundreds of apps, books, and videos for teachers, but how do you know which ones are the best? When searching for curated videos in […]

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How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning

A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — and those brains behave differently, too. In […]

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5 Ways to Use Integrated Google Drive Apps for Group Projects

Google Drive empowers teachers as they use Google Docs to provide real time feedback. It also helps students engage in discourse via Google Moderator, and provides project participants a platform for brainstorming remotely on Google Hangouts. But Google Drive’s power doesn’t lie solely in its own features. In fact, it is Drive’s integration with third […]

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6 Considerations When Launching a Class Twitter Account

Many teachers are making the foray into using social media with their students. I am at the point of ‘dipping’ my toe in. There’s a number of things I’ve learned, and found out, as I have started tweeting to students and wanted to collect my thoughts on keys in beginning this path. Set up a […]

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Fall Update: The Best of the Best Back-to-School Essentials

School is back in full swing. You’ve read the back-to-school top-ten lists, purchased your loose leaf paper and sharpened your pencils – but are you sure that you’ve hit all of the essentials? Don’t fret, because we’re here to help! We’ve sampled the best back-to-school lists that the internet has to offer and assembled their […]

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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn

“You’re too old to learn a foreign language.” “I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.” “I’m not smart enough to run my own business.” Do you know what these statements have in common? They’re all examples of the fixed mindset- the belief that intelligence, ability, and success are static qualities that […]

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Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies

If you’re a teacher who grew up in the pre-Internet era, you understand how tech innovation has revamped the educational landscape. Gone are the days of the blackboard and mimeograph. Teachers today carry a heavier (and more complicated) toolbox than ever before. The question is, how efficiently are you using your tools? Inviting Students to […]

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10 Resources to Better Understand Dyslexia

Imagine trying to read a sentence when every other word looks like made-up gibberish. It’s exhausting to read the sentence over and over again, trying to put together the meaning. That one troublesome sentence is followed by another… and another… and another… You know it’s not your fault – it’s the text doesn’t make sense. […]

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Use These Classroom Upgrades to Revolutionize the School Day

Contemporary classrooms have moved far beyond the worlds of pen and paper. Many technological advances are helping teachers everywhere engage and educate students of all ages and abilities like never before. Take a look at some of the best recent innovations that you can use to revolutionize your classroom. Google Drive Aids Paperless Collaboration Google’s […]

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EDpuzzle Review: Easy-to-Use Tool Lets Teachers Quickly Turn Online Video into Lessons

There is a staggering amount of free video available online that makes great fodder for teaching students, particularly in flipped classroom settings. Instead of giving students YouTube links or telling them to search for a video on a particular subject, with EDpuzzle teachers can select videos, edit them down, assign them to students, and quiz […]

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Trendy Buzzword or Transformative Concept: How Legit is Grit?

Popularized by Angela Lee Duckworth’s excellent TED Talk in April 2013, “Grit” has become a red-hot buzzword in education today. However, is this a legitimate concept that teachers should start integrating into their educational zeitgeist or just another passing trend? The research in favor of grit as a predictor of success is compelling, suggesting that […]

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