Engage Students and Extend Learning Through Historical Inquiry

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“You don’t hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.”  Stephen Ambrose, American historian 1936-2002 What do you remember from your history classes? How much time did you spend reading textbooks and watching films? Do you remember having an opportunity to come up with your own questions and research … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Pathbrite – Part 1

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Pathbrite is a tool you can use to create digital portfolios by adding text, videos, photos, links, documents, and much more. Once you have added your content, you can click and drag the pieces where you want them to appear on your portfolio. Students can also “like” and add comments to other students’ portfolios. Pathbrite … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Duolingo – Part 1

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Duolingo is a device-agnostic tool that offers free online language learning classes. The site currently offers personalized lessons in thirty-seven languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Romanian, and Swahili. Duolingo uses game-based learning to scaffold material and teach languages in chunks of time or assigned lessons. The personalized learning creates differentiated … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Nearpod – Part 1

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Nearpod is a device-agnostic tool for creating interactive presentations and assessments. Teachers can also use one of the pre-made presentations from an extensive library that includes both lessons and videos. When creating your own presentation (or editing an already-created lesson), you can add images, audio clips, PDF files, videos, multiple-choice questions, polls, and more. There … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Classroomscreen – Part 1

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Classroomscreen is an online class organization and management tool that can be used in the classroom, on a whiteboard, or virtually. Classroomscreen allows you to create a background screen with up to 13 widgets (timer, drawing tool, random name selector, traffic light, text box, polls, and much more)—you can keep the widgets of your choice … read more »