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Four Fun Apps to Help Gamify Your Classroom

The first step toward gamifying your classroom can be as simple as taking the “ew” out of “review” with these helpful game-oriented apps. Included: Quizizz, Kahoot, Classcraft and Class Dojo.  Read the full article here on MiddleWeb.

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3 Tips for Creating ‘Sticky Learning’ in Schools

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/sticky_learning_curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download How do you get learning to stick? That is the question on the minds of a number of educators I have visited with over the past few weeks…and an emerging body of educational… Continue Reading

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Working WITH…Rather than AGAINST…Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Working_with_students_control_choice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download One of the most effective ways to improve student engagement and student learning is to extend students a bit of control and choice in the classroom. In this podcast, we examine how choice… Continue Reading

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Beyond the Digital Zombie Stereotype: Three Tips for Empowering Student Agency and Decision-Making

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/choice_control_beyond_the_digital_zombie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy wife is a vegetable ninja. You see, over the years, she has secretly employed a handful of tricks to ensure that our four sons (and their father) develop healthy eating habits. From the… Continue Reading

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Getting Students Out of Their Chairs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/getting_students_out_of_their_chairs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost concepts can be covered in the lecture hall, but are better experienced away from a desk. I’m not an art-therapist by any means, but it is incredible how much insight can be gained… Continue Reading

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Working to Reach the Reluctant Reader

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/working_to_motivate_reluctant_readers_Curtis_Chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs a teacher and as a father, I have watched a number young people fall in…and then out of love with books.  Even in homes where reading is valued, book-time often finds itself in… Continue Reading

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Making Math Fun

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/What_Makes_Math_Fun_Curtis_Chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChoice, control, ownership of learning, a few games, and a bit of technology can have a powerful impact on mathematics instruction. I was walking through an elementary school recently, and I heard this kid… Continue Reading

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A ‘Customized’ Approach to Student Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/personalized_learning_betterlearningforschools_podcast_001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs teachers, we must seek to move beyond traditional, prescriptive classrooms and instead, utilize tools and techniques that meet students where they are at right now—tools and techniques that make learning accessible, meaningful, and… Continue Reading