Let’s Talk About: Curation for Knowledge Construction

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As teachers, we curate things all of the time.  Our Pinterest accounts have boards like “Makerspace Ideas”, “STEM Challenges”, “Bulletin Board Ideas”,  and “Word Walls”. Gathering, selecting, and organizing resources takes time, but allows you to hone in on the important nuances of a big idea that you are wrestling with.  It took me a … read more »


Go Green for St Patrick’s Day with Skype in the Classroom

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What do St. Patrick’s Day and recycling have in common? I bet you guessed right, they both incorporate a message of green. So this year, how about going green with eco-friendly lessons on recycling? If you are familiar with Skype in the Classroom (TeachersFirst review), you already know about the many interactive offerings available to … read more »


Citing Media Sources for School Projects

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Citing sources for school projects has changed in some ways over time and stayed the same in others. The styles like MLA (the most widely used in K-12 school projects), APA, Chicago, Harvard, AMA, etc. still exist, their biggest changes being additions to the types of sources that need citing in the digital age. The … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Adobe Spark Video Part 2

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In part 1 of this blog, you were introduced to Adobe Spark Video. This amazing and free tool allows you to create beautiful and brilliant videos in a few minutes. There are prompts to follow as you begin to create and add slides, text, videos, photos, music, and more. You have options for the font, … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Adobe Spark Video Part 1

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Adobe Spark Video is a part of the Adobe suite. Create beautiful and brilliant videos in a few minutes. You can begin by using a template or start from scratch. There are prompts to follow as you begin to create and add slides, text, videos, photos, music, and more. Adobe Spark Video has over 1 … read more »