Search Google Effectively In The Classroom

Recently in one of my classes, I learned about Google search optimization, or how to search more effectively. It really opened my eyes to how ineffectively I was utilizing the search engine before, and how I could use tricks and tips to save valuable time when looking for information online. The main "must-know" tips are … Continue reading Search Google Effectively In The Classroom

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A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer." I'm a little late to the party, but Google's awesome techniques of asking trivia questions that push students to use search skills and operators to find the answer has been ramped up. What used to be slideshow lesson plans (which are still … Continue reading A Google A Day: Put Students’ Searching To The Test!

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The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!

The Obama administration is asking for your ideas on how to boost the development of learning technologies. As part of its Education Datapalooza initiative, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is asking that interested individuals and organizations send their comments to identify public and private actions that have the potential to accelerate the … Continue reading The White House Wants You To Weigh-In on EdTech!

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3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance

Currently, our sixth graders are learning about simple and complex probability. Currently, students are working through skill-building problems and investigations with our math coach, but seem to be craving something more. So, in an effort to encourage them to work through problems, we've compiled a list of games that they can play as a reward … Continue reading 3 Probability Games To Build The Skill of Chance

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4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines

As you gear up for the start of the semester, it might be a good time to have students compile and collect information from the year 2013. A colleague of mine was interested in having students create timelines that showcased the 10 most important events they had learned about this year, and since we are … Continue reading 4 Free Tools For Creating Web-Based Timelines