Category Archives: General

Digital Notebooks with OneNote

In August, Will Swihart, science teacher at West Middle, was looking for a digital notebook solution. Students in science record their daily work into a composition notebook, maintaining a table of contents and reflecting on their past work as they … Continue reading

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Wallwisher – feedback without hassle

Every other unit or so, Norma Myers, Spanish teacher at West Middle, opens up a tack-board of sorts on the web. In response to a prompt, students respond with 160 characters or a link to a picture or video. There’s … Continue reading

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Connecting a Face to Your Curriculum

This week’s tip is a list of 3 unique websites that highlight projects, issues, and dreams from real people around the world. If you’re looking for a way to bring a face to the curriculum you cover in your classroom, … Continue reading

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DragOnTape – A Video Mix for Instruction

This week I got an e-mail asking for a tool that could pull clips from individual YouTube videos into a single film. The best tool to make something like that happen is DragOnTape.com , a website devoted to mixing and … Continue reading

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Screencasting – for information, differentiation, and feedback

Screencasting is great way to deliver audio and visual information to your students. If you have been looking for a way to record your lessons, or you’d like to deliver some formative assessment of student work using your voice as … Continue reading

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Tech Housekeeping for a New Year

As the year begins and you begin to dust off the files that you use with your classes, there are a few easy housekeeping tasks you may want to do to keep your computer going and you relatively happy with it. … Continue reading

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Bringing Your Content Context … with Skype

Just a few weeks ago, congress came to 8th grade.   Pat Williams, reading teacher at West Middle, reached out to a relative, Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, and asked him if he would be willing to talk about his present experiences … Continue reading

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