How to Make Memes and Quotes

Make Memes and Quotes with Your Class

Open your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other social media feed and you’ll be flooded with inspirational quotes and laugh-out-loud memes. We often think of these as throw-away bits of media, but we shouldn’t ignore how hugely popular they are when thinking of ways to hook our students. In fact, the right quote or meme […]

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Use Turnitin to compare drafts and revisions side by side

Compare Drafts and Revisions with Turnitin

Turnitin is a great resource that teachers have come to rely on for digitally grading and reviewing papers. Like many of those teachers, I learned the basics and failed to educate myself on some of the hidden functionality. One of those functions – the ability to compare drafts and revisions side by side – is something […]

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10 Reasons every teacher should blog

10 Reasons Every Teacher Should Blog

Whether you’re new to teaching or have years of experience, every teacher should be blogging. In all likelihood, if you’re looking at this blog, you’ve probably considered starting your own blog or you may have already set one up and just let it sit there, turning to digital dust. If you’re on the the fence […]

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Google Voice in the Classroom

Google is one of those companies that is both ubiquitous and sneaky. Those involved in the world of EdTech know just how useful their services can be, but many teachers float along unaware of how much Google can do for your classroom. We’ve talked here about the basics of Gmail, Google Docs, Google Forms, and more. […]

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Adjust your science lessons to match your students' lexical levels

BirdBrain Science for Differentiated Science Lessons

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend EdCamp LA. As is the nature of an EdCamp, I sat down for a slice of pizza with some interesting people, and among them was Brendan Finch, founder of BirdBrain Science. I love seeing the awesome work that educators are working on with tech, and […]

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This header was designed in 5 minutes using Canva

Canva – Graphic Design for Teachers and Students

  Teachers are wearers of many hats – this is nothing new. These days our hat racks are getting bigger and bigger, and in addition to teaching we may be asked to do things we never imagined before. For a lot of teachers this includes graphic design. “Can you design a new header for our […]

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