Let’s Continue the Conversation: Virtual Collaboration in the Classroom

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If you caught last Thursday’s bi-weekly OK2Ask Twitter Chat (see the archive here), you know we chatted all things virtual collaboration.  Let’s delve a little deeper into this topic and continue the conversation. Regardless if you’re a new or seasoned educator, you’ve surely been bombarded with the importance of a collaborative learning space.  Collaboration is … read more »


5 Free Sites for Creating Games and Puzzles

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I recently read an article discussing 10 Benefits to Playing Games in the Classroom, and it made me think about how much technology is available to teachers and students to create and individualize games. It doesn’t take much Google searching to find many articles and dissertations sharing the pedagogical benefits of learning through gameplay. What … read more »


The Power of Peer Mentoring

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I’m going to start off this post with two brief personal anecdotes… Upon being asked what I taught when I was in the classroom, I always reply “I was a high school Spanish teacher”, however, there’s a little more to the story.  My last several years, I had the opportunity to also take over one … read more »


Read the Winter Away

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This is the perfect time of the year to celebrate Read a New Book Month. Don’t we all look forward to receiving books that are selected just for us and help us while away the long winter nights? As a nine-year-old, one of my favorite gifts included four children’s books, suggested by my parents who were … read more »