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Everything You Need to Build Your Students’ Search Skills

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Google It Students entering high school this fall were born the year that Google was added to the dictionary as a verb, yet I still frequently hear teachers express concern over their students’ lack of strong search skills Luckily the folks at Google have created a series of lessons and…

Title Capitalization Made Easy – Just Copy and Paste

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Title Capitalization Rules Are Confusing I’ve always struggled with capitalizing titles. I’m pretty sure I remember being taught to capitalize the first word, last word, and important words (whatever that means), after that I have no idea what to do. I’ve read that you shouldn’t capitalize prepositions or conjunctions, BUT……

Virtual Manipulatives That Work on Any Device

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Free Digital Math Manipulatives Many of the virtual manipulative websites teachers and students once used, like the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives and Glencoe Math, no longer work on all browsers or devices. Older sites relied on Flash and Java applets that are slowly going the way of the floppy…

Disrupting Racism – Resources for Educators

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This site has served as a platform for sharing resources with educators. While those resources tend to be technology-based, it’s never really about the technology. This site exists to help teachers create more meaningful, engaging, and relevant learning experiences for all students. This week I’m choosing to share resources surrounding…

Math Teachers Save Time: 5 Easy Ways to Create Equations with Equatio

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Typing Equations Is Difficult, Equatio Makes it Easy Equatio is a dream come true for math teachers looking for an easy way to “type” mathematical expressions and equations. Until now, typing equations was a tedious task often involving knowledge of a myriad of keyboard shortcuts and requiring too many clicks…

Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The world of educational video games was minuscule in the mid-80s, but that didn’t stop us from spending hours trying to not die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail. Then came Carmen Sandiego to make learning geography fun. At a time when film…

TED Talks for Teachers – Volume 7

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My seventh annual collection of TED Talks for teachers has something for every educator: from using hip-hop to explain biology to the myth of average. These five talks will inform, inspire, and perhaps challenge your thinking. How Hip-Hop Helps Us Understand Science Danielle N. Lee This incredibly entertaining talk appeals…

Top EdTech Picks of 2019

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Posted December 18, 2019 by Nick LaFave under General Here’s a look back at my top #EdTech picks of 2019: Netflix and Instagram Templates, PD on the Potty, Create Your Own Google Expeditions, and How to Make Google Docs Templates. Netflix Template – Engage Your Students in Any Subject Area…

Hour of Code 2019

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Get ready for Hour of Code 2019! This year ‘s Hour of Code will officially take place during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15, 2019, although you can host an Hour of Code at any time of year. More Than 400 Hour of Code Activities While this page doesn’t provide…
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