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Author @MelSideB Shows How Visual Medium Increases Student Engagement!

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Not all students best express their knowledge of a concept through writing or best learn a concept through strictly reading about it. Some students like to demonstrate their learning through pictures, some through demonstration, and others still through writing. All students are more engaged if you tie the learning to a real world problem, something that applies directly to them.

Enhance Distance Learning with Newsela

Newsela for Distance Learning

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Guest blog post by JJ Janikis Even through times of disruption, the right resource can keep learning going. Over the past 10 weeks, Newsela quickly adapted to provide new resources for teachers to maintain student learning connections. Newsela partners with the best content providers, such as National Geographic and The Associated Press to provide authentic, accessible and standards aligned instructional… Read More »Newsela for Distance Learning

Trace by Sticker Mule

Trace by @stickermule

Remove Background Images with Trace I must confess I LOVE Sticker Mule. They don’t just have the best sticker website, they have the best website. If you want to see what really good website design looks like, check out Sticker Mule. So when they emailed me to say they have a new product to remove background images I thought… this… Read More »Trace by @stickermule

Create-Interactive-Graphics-with-Genially

FREE! Genially: Create Interactive Graphics

Use a Free Genially Account to Create Interactive Graphics Genially offers free education accounts that allow you and your students to create interesting interactive graphics. Use Genially to provide more instruction on a screenshot or to give information about elements of your curriculum. Start by logging into Genially with your G Suite Google account (or other way you prefer.) Templates… Read More »FREE! Genially: Create Interactive Graphics

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!

Avery Sticker Labels

Bitmoji Stickers for the Win!

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Make Your Own Stickers A Guest Post by Sonya Schkabla With only a few minutes and some sticker labels, you can create stickers to share with your students featuring your own Bitmoji. Order Labels The first step is to get your labels. I used Avery 22805 sticker paper labels. They are 1.5 inch squares and come 24 to a sheet.… Read More »Bitmoji Stickers for the Win!

21st Century Skills

Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein

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Encouraging Students to Develop 21st Century Skills Posted by Erin Whalen Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D., is an amazing educator with a terrific blog. Her post on the skills students need today is a quick, easy read and asks great questions to help teachers assess themselves. As listed in the graphic above, skills such as grit, curiosity, and vision are necessary for… Read More »Are You Fostering 21st Century Skills asks @jackiegerstein