21 Free Tech Tools for Knowledge Construction

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Searching for the definition of knowledge construction leads to several different meanings that all begin with the fundamental premise that knowledge is a generative process. This article provides twelve descriptions of knowledge construction! As educators, we understand that knowledge construction is crucial to successful learning. Learning about the different methods that students learn allows us … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Ma Rainey

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June is African American Music Month. Well-meaning teachers may take this as an opportunity to introduce a lesson about African American music. However, without context or connection to the curriculum, the class might fall flat and not engage students as intended. I want to suggest a more culturally responsive approach. Reading Teach Boldly for the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Free Avatar Creator – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Free Avatar Creator. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. Free Avatar Creator:  When you arrive at the main page for the Free Avatar Creator, you can click to Sign In or Sign Up.  You can register using … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Free Avatar Creator – Part 1

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The Free Avatar Creator, available from Adobe Creative Cloud Express, is a tool to create your own avatar. The site provides many easy-to-use templates that allow users to choose from various facial features, add text, incorporate multiple special effects, etc. Once you are logged in, the templates will enable you to use drag and drop … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: GoNoodle – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to GoNoodle and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework in using GoNoodle in your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas. GoNoodle:  GoNoodle does not require teachers to register, but signing up for a … read more »