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Back to School Discounts for Teachers 2017

Back to School Discounts for Teachers 2017

Back to School Discounts for Teachers 2017 Each August, I take break from sharing a tech tool to round up discounts that save teachers money. Many of you know that my favorite F-word in education is FREE.  After all, nearly all the tech tools I recommend are free.  So check out this year’s list of… Read more

20% Time Project in the Classroom

20% Time Project in the Classroom

Inspire Drive, Creativity, and Innovation – All in One Project! Resources and links from my presentation at SC Education and Business Summit 2014  Introducing 20% Time in Your Classroom   Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us   Assignments and Rubrics: Brainstorming Guide Proposal Proposal Presentation Website Assignment Blog Assignment Project Based Learning Rubric… Read more

IPEVO Wishpool – Free Tech Tools for Teachers

IPEVO Wishpool – Free Tech Tools for Teachers

IPEVO Wishpool http://www.ipevo.com/wishpool Wishpool is a program that gives away technology tools to teachers for absolutely free!  No kidding!  I’m always skeptical of “free” offers, especially when they involve nice products.  I became less skeptical when I saw the boxes from IPEVO arriving in our faculty mail room. IPEVO Wishpool from IPEVO on Vimeo. I created an account, uploaded… Read more

Happy Earth Day! – 3 Websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Happy Earth Day! – 3 Websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Since it’s Earth Day, I’m sharing three of my favorite websites to help you Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Reduce Ecological Footprint Calculator http://www.earthday.org/footprint-calculator It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and identify aspects of your lifestyle that you might want to change to tread a little lighter on the planet.  Calculating your ecological footprint is a… Read more

Winter Olympics – Learning resources for teachable moments.

Winter Olympics – Learning resources for teachable moments.

As a hockey player who grew up just a short drive from where the Miracle on Ice occurred during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, it should come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of the Winter Olympics.  This week I’m sharing three resources for learning about the Winter Olympics across virtually all subjects. Teaching the Sochi Olympics – NY… Read more

TED – Five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED – Five TED Talks that have changed my classroom.

TED www.ted.com  I’ve long been a big fan of TED talks, and stumbled on a blog post with the idea to “Give TED” for the holidays (#GiveTED).  I previously posted about TED Ed, but this post is focused on the TED Talks as both an inspiration and teaching tool. TED Talks started out as a distraction to me while… Read more