Tag Archives: Student

Attention problem? Let’s blame classroom technology!


I don’t know how I managed to miss this story, but did you all see the piece in the NY Times a few weeks ago, Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say?  If you didn’t, you should check it out.  The … Continue reading

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Civics Instruction…free and fun!


Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman Supreme Court Justice here in the U.S.  She was appointed to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and she retired from the bench in 2006.  Justice O’Connor’s appointment to the bench … Continue reading

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A Math App Worth Bragging About!


On Tuesday I wrote about a math app that gave me paroxysms so today I want to write about a math app that gives me the warm fuzzies.  It only seems fair.  This way we’ll balance out the Universe. Just … Continue reading

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5 Low-Tech Ways to Increase Engagement in Lectures


Today I attended a two-hour workshop put on by a local government agency that shall go unnamed, to protect the not-so-innocent.  It was a good workshop.  I was interested in the topic and I learned a few new things.  That … Continue reading

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U.S. Schools with the Best Technology…and Everything Else


  Ever wondered about this?  I don’t know what got me thinking about it, really, but I started wondering about technology in Department of Defense schools.  Maybe it’s because it’s Labor Day weekend and I always associate Labor Day with … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation can be Aversive


A few days ago, a friend of mine, Matt Welch, wrote something on his blog that totally blew my mind. There’s been so much conversation lately, on this blog and others, debating the use and value of intrinsic and extrinsic … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Using Student Response Systems for Formative Assessment


This post originally appeared on the Promethean Planet community blog on May 17, 2012.   There are a few redundancies with another of my posts, Top 12 Best Practices for Clickers in the Classroom, but the current post endeavors to focus specifically … Continue reading

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Bizarro World: Is Algebra Necessary?


I had a whole other post planned for today, but it got bumped because yesterday I, like many of you, read the strangest op/ed piece that I think I’ve ever read in the NY Times.  And that’s saying something.  In … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Digital Content for Education


There is just so much digital content out there … a simple Google search reveals hundreds of education technology companies offering digital content products. And the difficult part for teachers and parents is that the claims these companies make all … Continue reading

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Sharing Between Teacher and Student Devices: Nearpod!


I wanted to share a super cool app that I just started using.  It’s called Nearpod and it allows teachers to create interactive content that runs on their iPads and share that content with students on student-controlled devices.  In the … Continue reading

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