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Colorful Learning with 20+ Web Tools & Apps

Included in the Effective Technology Integration category Drawing and coloring are great ways to get students to brainstorm about a topic, organize a group project, or contribute scenes to a digital story. For young learners, drawing and coloring offers them a way to learn patterns, symmetry, and develop motor skills. Below is my recent slide presentation with lesson ideas, free web tools and Read full article »

Fostering Meaningful Peer Collaboration with Digital Tools

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. —Napoleon Hill We believe in students learning from and with each other, but effective collaboration rarely takes place in most schools. Students rarely want to share their work and have peers critique it. They don't tend to get excited about peer editing or group work. Outside Read full article »

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” ~ Vladimir Nabakov One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals. Each day, they knew the Read full article »

Be There & Listen

Goal 24: Be There and Listen of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators "I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening." ~ Larry King This year's 30 Goals Challenge theme is, "This is MY Moment." Each goal focuses on getting educators to believe their plans of Read full article »

Sharing Stories: Powerful Lessons in Digital Storytelling

From the Cool Sites Series  “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” - Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind This week I am in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia, presenting at the GAETC conference. It is one of the most organized and interesting conferences I've Read full article »

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