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10 things any teacher can do with technology to upgrade their class.

There are lots of ways teachers can upgrade to more 21st century, digitally-relevant classrooms and lessons. Here are 10 that just about any teacher with Google Apps and even limited tech skills can do. 1. Publish work online. Students work harder and produce more quality work when they are creating with a world audience in …

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Choice projects in the 21st century.

The school project has evolved, and it is exciting for students and teachers. It may take a big shift, but many teachers are reaping the benefits! The olden-days way to assign a project was to give specific instructions as to how each individual component was to be completed. This was less learning opportunity than learning …

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Top 10 #edtech gripes and excuses, and how to answer them…

As an integrationist, I hear a lot of gripes about educational technology. Some complaints and criticisms are valid and well-deserved, and some are stupid, mean-spirited and detrimental to students. Sometimes the best move it to let it be. Sometimes it is good to respond with a logical, rational response. Here are some of the gripes …

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Some good questions about flipping…

I was contacted by a graduate student this week concerning some questions she had on the flipped classroom. Her questions were fair and thought-provoking. Here are the questions and my responses: Audrey Misirua: I am wondering about the common criticism of flipping that not all students have access to technology and Internet outside of the …

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Skeptical toward Ed Reforms? You should be.

A friend and colleague of mine is known for quipping that 56% of all statistics are made up on the spot. He, of course, changes the number each time to drive home his joke. But there is a certain truth to that statement, too, isn’t there? Well, it is with that statement in mind that …

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Six factors that explain why educational action research is being snuffed out.

I’m noticing a trend, and I wonder if anyone else is noticing it. When I was working on my Master’s back in the oughts, the big push was for meaningful action research in schools and classrooms. If you are unfamiliar with this term, don’t feel bad, many of us at the time were as well. …

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The power of “yet”

Have you ever thought about the power of the word yet? The connotation is amazing, especially in the arena of education and learning. Think of how different the following pairs of statements are: I don’t know. I don’t know yet. I haven’t been successful. I haven’t been successful yet. I haven’t worked very hard on that. …

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Maslow and Student Motivation

There is no such thing as an unmotivated student. All students are motivated by something in school. The problem is that they might not be motivated by the things you’d like them to be motivated by. –Unknown I’ve been thinking a lot about Maslow and his hierarchy lately. In fact, I have been thinking about …

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Maslow’s needs for students using technology for learning

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Maslow’s Hierarchy – Teacher integration and implementation needs

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