Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom.” – John Palfrey To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it! Search engines don’t always show the most factual, relevant, or […]

Lifelong Learning with Social Bookmarking Tools and Apps

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar! One way to inspire students to be lifelong learners is to teach them how to collect, categorize, curate, and tag resources with a social bookmarking tool or app. I have listed some of my favorites for students and teachers below. Social bookmarking makes research fun, engaging, […]

Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

“A problem well put is half solved.” – John Dewey Now that my semester has ended I have some time to share some of my students’ projects. I teach English and students are required to complete at least 4 essays throughout one semester. I add a digital component to each writing, because our students need […]

Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” – John Locke One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye. The challenge is to turn this into a habit students do outside the classroom. […]

Annotation with Digital Devices Motivates Learners to Dive Deeper

Getting students to care about seeking and spreading the truth is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. How do we motivate our students to spend a few extra minutes evaluating all the information they consume with a critical eye? Annotation is the […]

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

“Scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions.” – Oxford English Dictionary The 2016 TED prize winner, Sarah Parcak, used the award money to fund her citizen science project, Globalxplorer.org. This online platform protects and preserves ancient sites by encouraging people to […]

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology

Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. Hover over the infopic below to discover lessons, free apps, and resources! Challenge: Try one of these ideas to transform the learning in your classroom! If you […]

Let's Present! 21+ Digital Poster Tools & Tips

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers! “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein The poster project is one of the most popular assignments teachers give students to show their understanding and research. I still remember the amazing posters my international teens […]

STEAM It Up for Struggling Students! 15+ Resources

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers! “It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem.” – GK Chesterton Find the slides, tips and resources for my presentation, STEAM It Up for Students! Enjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning […]