I just finished a long unit and wondered if there was a more engaging way to assess student understanding. With… Read more Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
Just because we all had to suffer with essays doesn’t make it right to inflict them upon our students. Here’s… Read more 5 Reasons Why the Essay Must Die
High Five the First Days is a series of blog posts aimed at new teachers, or teachers just looking for… Read more High Five the First Days – Setting Up Google Folders
Hi 5 your school library with these 5 cool ideas My school will have a new middle school/high school librarian… Read more What if we Changed the Way Schools do Library?
Evaluate (v) – to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study (Merriam-Webster). Evaluating is… Read more Evaluating with Google Drawings
Recently I had students walk a mile in my shoes and do some grading. Here’s 5 suggestions for implementing it… Read more Self-Assessment – a Powerful Tool to Improve Student Learning and Understanding
My middle school colleagues, especially Mike Kaufman and I, recently decided to revamp student-led conferences (again!). This quarter, we introduced… Read more Improving Parent Conferences with Technology and a Focus on Process
QR, or Quick Response, codes were developed in Japan for use in the automobile industry. But, an enterprising teacher can… Read more QR Codes = Quite Relevant in the Classroom!