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Code with Grasshopper

Self-Paced Coding Lessons with Grasshopper

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Learn to Code with Grasshopper New to coding? Not sure where to start? The Grasshopper app, available on Apple’s App Store and on Google Play, teaches JavaScript through self-paced lessons and practice. Lessons The app guides you through progressive lessons that build on one another and slowly introduce different tools and functions in JavaScript. As you work your way through,… Read More »Self-Paced Coding Lessons with Grasshopper

The Key to Close Reading

The Key to Close Reading

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A Guest Post by Barton Keeler I am not an expert in close reading but have tried a variety of methods and approaches.  What I discovered is that when I have a great essential question everything goes well – kids are engaged, they’re diving deep and thinking creatively.  In fact, if my question is good enough I don’t need much… Read More »The Key to Close Reading

The Chromebook Infused Classroom

The Chromebook Infused Classroom

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An Online Course by Holly Clark Do you have Chromebooks? Or is your school going 1:1 next year? Then this is for you! The Chromebook Infused Classroom Online Course – has opened the doors for pre-orders until May 8th or when all seats are sold. Find out more information HERE The Pre-Order price is half off and only $99.00 and… Read More »The Chromebook Infused Classroom

Gamification with Alicia Motter

I’m Not a Science Teacher, I’m a Game Master

A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Impending inclement weather often precipitates conversations among teachers and students about snow days. Everyone wants one, don’t they? But the downside is that students remember less about the previous lesson because their routine has been interrupted. This is especially true when it happens right after starting new material. That is what happened to my… Read More »I’m Not a Science Teacher, I’m a Game Master

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students

Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

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What are you curious about? What questions do you have? A Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Based on the work of @ramusallam These are the questions I was asked after watching a Verizon commercial, in which a bicyclist rides throughout San Francisco and his path is captured on his phone in the shape of a heart, which he sends to… Read More »Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor

Digital Playground

Polyup – A Thinking Playground

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A Virtual Mathematical Playground Guest Post by Shaya Zarkesh Polyup is a computational thinking playground. Students from elementary through high school can play with puzzles involving numbers and functions. In a drag-and-drop, expression-building environment, students will create expressions that evaluate to a target value or values. Polyup has recently integrated with Google Classroom. Teachers can more easily assign Polyup’s games,… Read More »Polyup – A Thinking Playground

Google Slides Transitions

Adding Transitions in Google Slides

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Animate Your Slide Show in Google Slides Posted by Erin Whalen Often we build slides to share information and don’t need them to be “fancy” but when we do want to jazz them up, we can add transitions. This is especially helpful when you want your slide show to be more like a video – having the content enter automatically… Read More »Adding Transitions in Google Slides

Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz

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Creating Infographics in Foreign Language Courses A Guest Post by Barbara Kurtz Challenge: I want my students to WANT TO LEARN. I want them to be capable of communicating about a variety of topics in Spanish. They need to learn with an AUTHENTIC AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE. They need to use language with an AUTHENTIC PURPOSE: this isn’t memorizing words or… Read More »Infographics in Foreign Language Classes with @bjkurtz

Data Analysis with Google Sheets

Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

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Teaching Data Analysis with Google Sheets A Guest Post by Alicia Motter Purposeful Technology I am always looking for ways to implement technologies purposefully in my classroom that meet State Standards while integrating NGSS and engaging students in research that they are interested in. I recently worked with Alice Keeler, who helped me develop this activity’s precursor, a Google Sheet… Read More »Teach Students to Analyze Data with Google Sheets by @aliciamotter

Web A Skeb Online Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch Goes Online!

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April 2020: Unfortunately it appears this site is no longer available. Nothing lasts forever, especially free tools. Try Google Chrome Canvas. Try Jamboard by Google. Try whiteboard.fi. Web A Skeb Online Drawing App Posted by Erin Whalen Etch A Sketch was a favorite toy beginning in the 1960s. Now there is an online version of the famous toy. https://web-a-skeb.firebaseapp.com/ Three… Read More »Etch A Sketch Goes Online!