Ready Player One Review

So, you may be wondering why I am reviewing a book on this site. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a book that speaks to my heart because of…

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Update from The Techy Teacher

What do you have to look forward to? I plan on featuring some of my favorite new and old apps: PearDeck, Noodletools, Hstry.co., Google Classroom, and Glogster. I plan to share lesson ideas for these programs, and I’ll share tips and advice from some of my favorite lessons. A new feature will also be a parent piece…tips and advice on keeping your child safe. If you haven’t checked out Common Sense Media before, do so! It’s an amazing resource for both educators and parents.

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Trying out Twitter

Even though I love using technology in my classroom and at home, I find it is important to limit tools and unplug. This is part of why I have never…

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Blogging: Best practices for teachers and students

In order to be successful using blogs in your classrooms, you have to do more than just come up with creative lessons and projects for the students to do with the blog. The more integral they become to your everyday teaching, the more you will need to establish guidelines for your students. You may have to ask your school or your district to tweak their Acceptable Use Policy or Digital Citizenship Policy to include blogging, or maybe you’ll need to create student contracts or notify parents.

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Blogs: A tool for creating the 21st century classroom

As someone who has been teaching writing since I started teaching, blogs excite me. I love that writing becomes something for outside the classroom. It’s no longer just for the “teacher’s eyes”. Blogging brings a connectedness to the classroom, exposing other classmates and sometimes even the entire world wide web to a student’s thoughts and insights, making it a great tool for 21st century classrooms and learning.

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