Using Ipads in the Classroom 2014

In the following post I will discuss some simple strategies you can use to better roll out Ipads in your classroom.    This guide is a brief introduction and users are encourage to explore to get the most out of…

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How to Access Apps For Students From Any Desktop 2014

As a teacher, cloud based tools like Google docs and Google drive have taught us the importance of having reliable tools that students can access from any device.    One solution which can be a great help to teachers who…

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Google Forms 2014

Google forms is a very powerful tool in the classroom.   It can be used in many different ways.  I have used it as an exit ticket tool, in other words, students are to indicate what they learnt on a…

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Using Epals to Create Authentic Connection for Students

Are you looking for ideas on how to connect your classroom to authentic learning experiences?   Looking for motivating ideas to encourage students to get engaged?    Epals is a great tool you can use in your classroom instruction.    …

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Use Youtube in the Classroom

Using Youtube In The Classroom

Below you will find several videos showing you how to use Youtube in the classroom.  Each video has a title that teaches you the basics you need to know to be able to incorporate youtube into your classroom instruction.  When…

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flipped classroom

What is a Flipped Classroom?

What is the Flipped Classroom?  The flipped classroom at its most basic level is the creation of online video lectures to quickly share lessons on concepts studied in class.  These video lessons can be accessed from anywhere by students and can…

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The best website for Classroom teachers: Google Sites

As a teacher, you have many options for your classwebsite.   As a regular user of several platforms I have used many including: Wix.com, WordPress.com, pbworks, blogger, and wikis.  Currently my choice of preference is Google Sites.  Why?  Well simply…

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Using ScreenCasting To Create Flipped Lessons

Below you will find a video on how to use my favorite screencasting tool Screencastomatic.com.    Screencasting is a very effective tool for creating flipped lessons for your classes.    To see an example of a flipped website with several…

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Blogger in the classroom

Tips on Privacy Settings and Collaboration with Blogger

Blogger is a great tool to encourage students to write and collaborate.   The first concern many teachers and parents have regarding blogger is that it is not contained behind a privacy filter.    In the video below, I show…

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Blogger in the classroom

Intro To Blogger 2014

A brief introduction to Blogger and How it links with your Google Apps account is included in the video below.   I discuss a few of the reasons why you may want to use blogger in your classroom and explain…

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