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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 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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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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‘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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Lasagna, Santa Clause, and Other Lessons in Listening and Speaking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Lasagna_Santa_and_Other_Listening_and_Speaking_Lessons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile much of education acknowledges the need for us to focus on literacy and numeracy, not everyone realizes the paramount importance of listening and spoken language skills. For example, I remember that when my… Continue Reading