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60 Seconds & a Camera: Essentials for a Culminating Activity

(Originally published on GettingSmart.com on April 10, 2013.)     Please excuse any unintentional misleading as suggested by the above title. In all exactness, the blueprint for rendering a solid “60-Second Recap” is a bit more involved and time-consuming,...

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22 Power Cards to Revolutionize a Class Discussion

(Originally published on GettingSmart.com on March 27, 2013.)    The excitement generated from the interactive learning structure I am about to reveal will definitely not be confused with the impact felt from the French and American Revolutions or the Civil...

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Padlet: Today’s Digital Sheet of Paper

(Originally published on February 27, 2013, for GettingSmart.com.)Even if you had only attended one class in your entire life, more than likely you have been asked, “Can I borrow a sheet of paper?” Some laid-back, often-tardy-to-school classmate probably gave you...

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Part 2: 36 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class

(First published on GettingSmart.com on January 21, 2013.)In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class, here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning...

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SoundCloud + QR Codes = A Gallery of Students’ Voices

(First published on GettingSmart.com on February 15, 2013.)For a multitude of reasons, teaching in today’s time is nothing short of exciting. One such reason for so much enthusiasm is the availability of educational technology. It seems every day I discover a new...

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Share Student Voices & Gather Audiences with 10+ Tech Tools

"Share Student Voices & Gather Audiences with 10+ Tech Tools" (Originally published at GettingSmart.com on 12/4/12.)Let’s begin here. Think of your three favorite, most inspirational speeches of all time. If you need a little help, quickly scan over this “Top 100...

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Calling All Resources: Fostering the Right Time to Write

(The traffic light BYOD management system used by John Hardison of Studio 113) "Calling All Resources: Fostering the Right Time to Write" (Originally published at GettingSmart.com on 11/20/12.)Creating the ultimate writing atmosphere that inspires students to produce...

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Need to Energize Your Class? Just Add Wax and Be Still

"Need to Energize Your Class? Just Add Wax and Be Still" (Originally published at GettingSmart.com on 11/6/12.)There are many ways to mix things up in a classroom and inject enthusiasm. From blended learning to project-based learning to time-tested traditional...

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