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Explore Easy to Use Teaching Tools This Summer

Assuming you are among that large group of restless professional learners, I’ve assembled a ‘summer shortlist’ of technology tools that might be worth exploring for potential classroom uses. Continue Reading

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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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Orchestrating Compelling Problems for Students to Solve

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Orchestrating_Compelling_Problems_for_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Young people’s brains are designed to solve problems. Once they are invested in a something challenging, they will often do whatever it takes to work out a solution. One of my own son’s,… Continue Reading

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What Schools, Technology, and Curriculum Can Do to Support Higher-Level Thinking in the Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Higher_Level_Thinking_Supporting_Teachers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI have never met an educator who was opposed to higher-level thinking activities. Yet, if you or I were to drop in on any classroom at random, research suggests that that we would observe… Continue Reading

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Teaching Students HOW to Think Instead of WHAT to Think

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/teaching_students_How_to_think_instead_of_WHAT_to_think.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOne the most challenging aspects of being an educator is knowing when to answer questions…and when not to. For example, the other day I was visiting a school and came across two young students… Continue Reading

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What Happens When Students Play (and Design) Games

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/podcast_curtis_chandler_students_who_play_and_design_games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNot everything we do in schools can be fun and games, but much of what we do in the classroom should be…especially when it comes to science instruction. I was visiting a school recently… 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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‘Moving’ Towards Better Learning for Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/moving_to_learn_Curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy wife and I have four boys—four squirrely boys. They aren’t what we would consider belligerent or even really disruptive. But each parent teacher-conference we have ever had goes about the same. We come… 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