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I recently had the pleasure of reading David Sax’s 2016 book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter in which he explores recent movements away from the digital realm and towards high quality, analog experiences. His premise is impossible to deny. Two decades into the digital revolution…

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More than ever in today’s classrooms technology integration is redefining the learning process. Digital tools can be incorporated in a variety of ways- from games, online textbooks, videos, apps, web 2.0 tools, learning management systems (like Converge☺ )...the list goes on and on. But the end result is evident: digital…

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ThingLink continues to be my top app pick for both student explanation of learning and teacher created content. It works in a BYOD, iPad, Chromebook, or laptop environment, and is an excellent suggestion for creating student products outside of the classroom. It’s quick, easy, and user friendly. Create classes, add students, and manage their accounts with a ThingLink Teacher account, or have your students over the age of 13 create their own free accounts. 

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Engaging instruction, student centered learning, and a classroom foundation built upon creation is the goal of every educator. But, often the question is HOW do I accomplish this? How do I “change” my classroom, and design an atmosphere that is more beneficial for the many different ways students learn today?…

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Well, it’s that time of year again, the summer is winding down and school is back in session. Students are boarding the buses and spending their days in the classroom. Before long the homework will pick up, the assignments will get a little more rigorous, and the school projects will…

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Redefining instruction using the SAMR model is easy in the digital classroom. You are loaded with the tools you need to transform your instruction, not just enhance it. Here are my suggestions for moving your instruction above the line for a greater impact. Allowing students to record you and making…

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