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Join us on Saturday, April 12th, when our special guest will be Donna Román,"Featured Teacher". Donna Adams Román is a 5th grade teacher at Mill Creek School in Illinois, blogger, trainer, and presenter committed to providing rich learning opportunities for her learners and professional learning network. She is a recent recipient of ISTE’s first place SIGOL Online Learning Award (2013) and a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, and iEARN. Educators are pulled in so many constantly changing directions. Donna will discuss how we can address these obligations while providing deep and meaningful learning experiences, not only for our students, but for ourselves as well.

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Aspen Pet Pet Porter- Why Should You Choose it? - Best Cat Carriers In the everyday busy lives, you often get so fed up with the materialistic and robotic way of living that you need a good amount of me time and break sometimes. There cannot be any better way of having it than being in a fun travel or visiting your relatives who live far away from you. But when you have a little kitty friend in your home that you love and adore so much you just cannot leave it behind alone and go on your own. Most of the cat owners cannot think of taking their cats with them on a long journey because of the horrifying traveling stories told by others. But you know traveling with your cat can be so enjoying and peaceful if you have just the right thing in your hand. In this regard, Petmate is offering you their Aspen Pet Pet Porter to make your and your cats travel so more comfortable and peaceful!

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes Make mobile learning awesome! Student creation Share materials Free! Get our new app! Save time by using free lessons & activities created by educators worldwide! 12 Excellent New Web Tools for Teachers 1- EQuizShow EQuizShow is a great app for teachers who want a quick and easy way to engage students and have them ready for exams or assessments tests. It allows you to easily create a jeopardy quiz show for your students. 2- FatURL FatURL is a link sharing service provided to you free of charge by Name.ly platform .The service enables you to forward multiple long or short URLs with just one single URL.

Using Primary Sources - Teachers Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Examining primary sources gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past. Helping students analyze primary sources can also guide them toward higher-order thinking and better critical thinking and analysis skills. Before you begin: Choose at least two or three primary sources that support the learning objectives and are accessible to students.

The Teacher’s Guide To Keeping Students Safe Online This is the second in a series of online safety discussions. Please be sure to check out Jill Rooney’s recent article for Edudemic ‘ The Student’s Guide To Staying Safe Online ‘ for even more tips and tricks. Most students are familiar with and active users of mobile technology. While it does facilitate sharing and knowledge exchange, it can be a dangerous tool if improperly used. By this I mean students using their smartphones (or dumbphones, for that matter) to share things they would never normally share. From inappropriate comments to sexting, it’s a dangerous minefield.

Pet Gear I-GO2 Traveler Roller Backpack Review - Best Cat Carriers Many of you sometimes think of going traveling to escape from the chaotic everyday life for a short while and take a break to refresh your mind and body. But leaving your loving little pet friend behind seems to interrupt your peace of mind. But do you know that taking your cat with you in your adventurous journeys can be even more fun and exciting?

inklewriter - Education Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required. Why make stories interactive anyway? The way our stories work is simple: the reader is given the text of a story in a small chunks, and after each, they get to make a decision about what happens next.

Month In Review - The Most Popular Posts on Free Technology for Teachers Good evening from hot and steamy Greenwood, Maine. Earlier this week I had the heat on in my house and this afternoon I was outside in shorts. I know that many of you are already out of school for the summer. I hope that your first days of summer have been great. This summer I'll be visiting a number of schools as well as running the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp (two seats are left). I am looking forward to meeting many of you this summer.

ePals Global Community Project: Literature Circles Students work in small groups reading a novel and assuming various roles in the Literature Circle in order to demonstrate their understanding of the novel and share... Project: Email Exchange Students will engage in an ePals email exchange, practicing the skills of collaboration and communication while building friendships and learning about the daily lives and cultures of others around the world. Collaborative Detective Story Students will compose a collaborative narrative short story while creating international friendships and a great story to share.

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 It’s that time of year again when I start posting year-end “The Best….” lists. Coincidentally, this one is also the eight-hundredth “The Best…” list I’ve published! You can see them all here. I figured it was appropriate to make number 800 one that is likely to be the most popular post that I’ve published since I’ve begun this blog — the annual one highlighting The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education.

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