Using the Whip Around as a Way To Demonstrate Learning

Demonstration of Learning Using the Whip Around

Have you ever wondered just how much of your lesson was absorbed? How many ideas sank in? What stuck and what didn’t? I am using what I call the “Whip Around” as a method that will allow my students a way to demonstrate their learning. Its a simple technique that I found useful and successful for over four years.…

Top 5 Tools to Use in Science Class

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Guest Post by Eowyn Applegates With funding being tight in most schools, the science classroom should use its money for the items that field expediency will not cover. Hands-on lessons help to spark interest and keep the attention of kids.  However, if you lack the right equipment, students won’t have the same opportunities for learning…

The Benefits of Student Blogging

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How many times a week do you have your students journal? That’s a tough question especially if you teach something other than language arts. One of my goals has always been to encourage my students to write as much as possible. When I taught science, students journaled what they learned on a regular basis. Even…

Learning to Google

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In these days of Common Core, PARCC testing and new evaluation methods, teaching creatively gets a whole lotOK tougher. There are more and more applications on the internet every day that are designed to assist teachers in their daily tasks and with instruction. One of the best tools available for educators, it’s not only free,…

How to use QR Codes in the Classroom

Qr Codes in the Classroom

A QR code (Quick Response) is a great tool to engage students in the classroom. Throughout the United States, QR codes have invaded classrooms because they enable teachers to get quick responses, enhance oral, listening, and reading skills and engage students through the use of technology. Like every technology tool, it needs to fit a…

Two Great Sites to Learn How To Code

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If you are like me and incorporate technology into your classroom, then chances are you are looking for some fun online places to that will turn your students on to the world of coding! I have tried sites like Scratch.MIT.EDU and Code.org, but the two places my students discovered and loved with a simple Google…

Five Ways Technology Integration Can Modify Special Education

Five Ways Technology Can Be Used in Special Education

Most of the folks that read my blog regularly know that I am not one to quote the experts or refer to statistics given by the various data collections that are sprawled across the world wide web. Though I see nothing wrong with occasionally linking those experts to support my claims, I just think sometimes…