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Socrative Vocab Caption Contest

My sure-fire way to bring laughter in the classroom is to bring in silly images.  Thanks, internet.  But one of the challenges of  any classroom is allowing students to quickly share the work that they’ve created, to further inform instruction and student understanding.  I’ve found that Socrative meets that need, by allowing students to share […]

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Glogster: At Best, A Meh

Like most educators, I feel a lot of pressure to be constantly trying out new educational tools that I learn about from colleagues, Twitter, and my Google+ communities (in fact, Ramsey Mussallam posted about this very pressure today).  So, today, in spite of its ugly name, and at the urging of my school’s Ed Tech […]

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Taking Note: VideoNot.es

Thank god for The Simpsons.  Their 20-year run ensured that they had the chance to parody nearly everything under the sun – including The Odyssey.   With students finishing up their odyssey through the epic poem, this week, I introduced students to several contemporary allusions to the epic, including an episode from The Simpsons, the trailer from […]

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Google Draw in the English Classroom

By many, Google Drawing is considered the red-headed step-child of the Google Suite: at best, it is a topic of interest, but most of us have never bothered to click that “Create” button and give it a try. For me, Google Drawing brings the possibility of mindmaps and physical manipulation into the English environment without […]

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