App Awards 2017!
Dec10

App Awards 2017!

  This year has been amazing for teachers everywhere! We have experienced some great apps that have really made their mark on classrooms! I love apps that put pedagogy first by being simple to use, and make it easy for teachers to gather rich information about student learning and growth. I don't like to to [...]

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Disrupting the Students Role in the Classroom
Nov07

Disrupting the Students Role in the Classroom

The words "student voice" have become vogue around educational circles, conferences and tweets - and for good reason. Teachers who have been around a while - know that jargon is something that comes and goes and as a result, we are often very weary of fashionable terms . For me,  there is something very special about this term because [...]

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Reading Wonder in a Technology Infused Classroom
Sep02

Reading Wonder in a Technology Infused Classroom

  NOTE TO READER: If you are reading Wonder - please consider joining our FlipGrid collaboration (just fill out form below). We are so lucky to be starting our first reading unit of the year,  based around one of the best children's books ever written: Wonder! If you know this book, then you understand why I get [...]

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A Quick Guide to Making Thinking Visible Using Thinking Styles
Aug22

A Quick Guide to Making Thinking Visible Using Thinking Styles

  As we talk more about Student Voice and Making Thinking Visible, I always go back to these thinking styles  - because they are so spot on about thinking and learning .  As an example, I am a Concrete Random Thinker -  and use this knowledge all the time -  to help people understand my actions and reactions [...]

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8 Tips for Creating Great Student Video Responses
Aug21

8 Tips for Creating Great Student Video Responses

What makes a good video response? A good video response is probably in the eye of the beholder - but there are some truisms in any public speaking scenario. Understanding and dissecting good responses is an important digital literacy our students need to develop. After all, by the time they graduate from college, they will most likely conduct [...]

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