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Must Use Chrome App: Turn Off The Lights

Youtube is an excellent resource in the classroom.    Often I want to show videos in my class and I want to avoid including all the extra clutter around the video.   One excellent tool I often used in the chrome webstore is called Turn Off the Lights.   This tool located in the address bar can be activated with…

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Cool Fun and Probably Educational: Quizup

Quizup is an app that challenges you to go head to head with various people on the internet.  This is an excellent app for anyone who wants to test their knowledge on a variety of topics and could easily be used in the classroom.  The first time I opened this app and started exploring, I found 100’s of categories to…

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Must Use Tool: Edpuzzle.com

In the last few weeks, I have posted many useful ideas and tools to incorporate video into your classroom.    One must use tool I have not covered yet is called Edpuzzle.     This awkwardly named website is a hidden gem.  In a nutshell, Edpuzzlekhan  allows you to crop videos from a variety of sources including Youtube, Ted-Ed, National…

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Must See Video: THE Power of Belief

Our view of how we understand intelligence and how we interpret our ability impacts our success and our students’ success.  Eduardo Briceño explains the power of belief.    He explains how mindset and how we understand our intelligence and our ability is an essential factor in determining our path in life. Eduardo does a great job at explaining how this dynamic…

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Youtube In the Classroom 2015

Youtube plays a larger role in my classroom every year.   For most people, youtube is a place to go watch random videos, but once setup properly in your GAFE (Google Apps for Education) account it can be so much more.   In the following video, I show you how to manage and organize subscriptions and playlists as well as…

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Must Have Chrome Apps: Grammarly

Grammarly is a spell check and style correction error app available in the chrome store.   This invaluable extension is always present and correcting spelling errors.    As long as you are working inside your browser, this app will provide you with spell check options no matter where you are typing: emails, blog posts, forum posts, commenting on-line etc.  …

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How do You Teach Grit?

In a past post, we talked about the importance of Grit has a major contributor to success.  This important concept is becoming conventional wisdom in many educational circles and I have been looking for ideas to incorporate it into my practice.    While scanning my Twitter feed yesterday, I found this interesting poster tweeted by @SylviaDuckworth.   Here is the poster…

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Must Use Ipad and Android App: Book Creator

Looking for a cool way to allow your students to easily create books? Book Creator for Ipad and Android creates books easily and can be exported in other formats including video!    The app almost looks simplistic at first, but there is alot under the hood.   When you open up the app, the first step is to select your layout….

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What is the Key To True Success?

What is the Key To True Success?   Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk is probably one of the most influential on TED.  Since I seen this video a few years ago, I hear the word ”Grit” everywhere.   Watch her explain in detail how ”Grit” is the key to so many people’s success.  PS: If you have been following this…

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Create Infographics with Your Students: Easel.ly Pro is Here!

Easel.ly is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals without any design experience needed!   Anyone who reads blogs has seen 101 infographics and knows this medium is excellent for sharing ideas visually.   Infographics are an engaging tool that allow us to capture important facts in a way that visual learners appreciated.  …

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