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Free Presidents Day Game

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Nesrin Eren posted a great read on the importance of play in class.  They also provided a concrete activity.  I love it when educators share ideas and resources.  In honor of Presidents Day…Continue

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Starting the School Year Right Lessons

If you are getting ready for back to school and in search of lesson ideas that will transition your students back to “learn” mode and also facilitate an atmosphere for hands-on activities, I have created four free lessons  any teacher can use.Lesson A (http://bit.ly/oQdsVf) Getting Started and Getting to Know Each Other.Lesson B (http://bit.ly/nLpyh6) The Interactive Student Notebook (ISN).Lesson C (…See More
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Howard Gardner: Learning in a Digital World

"Thanks Tom for sharing this video clip of Dr. Gardner.  His foundational work in identifying multiple intelligences has been a fundamental design characteristics we at TCI strive for in our programs.  It's refreshing to see his vigor…"
May 5, 2011
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Debriefing Your Year - Lesson Activity

Get your students to reflect on their year and their content with a neat activity that uses smart phones, QR codes, and movement!Debrief Your Year See More
Apr 29, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Colleen McGuire's group iPads in the Classroom
"I put this together for our blog ( http://blog.teachtci.com ) and thought of this group...especially the last three items on this as they are all great apps for the iPad. Great Tech Tools for Writing "
Apr 21, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Colleen McGuire's group iPads in the Classroom
"Kate, here is my favorite QR code generator: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/   On the iPad2 / iPhone, Bakodo is a great app that does a nice job and keeps a history as well."
Apr 15, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Colleen McGuire's group iPads in the Classroom
"Kate, loved the link to your post!  With the hundreds of thousands of apps, it's like finding a needle in a haystack sometimes when it comes to finding good apps for teachers. Here is a link to a post on our blog where we highlight some…"
Apr 13, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Colleen McGuire's group iPads in the Classroom
"Thanks David!  I do love the Splashtop app and how smooth it is to operate.  It was also good to hear that your firewall did not block the app.  I've had one problem with it when I was at a hotel and was trying to link the two,…"
Mar 18, 2011
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Alive in Five: The iPad as a Teaching Slate

Many teachers and schools are snapping up iPads, especially since the iPad2 has dropped the price of the 1st gen by $100 (so far). How could you use the iPa...
Mar 11, 2011
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St. Patricks Day with a Tech Twist

Irisih eyes are smiling, and so are we at TCI.  For a little holiday fun in advance of March 17th, I have written a lesson to learn about Ireland’s most famous name.  This skill builder lesson utilizes an emerging tech trend as well, QR codes.  Now, have no fear if you’re not familiar with QR codes you can read a previous post on the blog here.  Take advantage of the opportunity to have students learn about the life of St. Patrick and also get their geek on.…See More
Mar 11, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Colleen McGuire's group iPads in the Classroom
"If you'd like to know how to use your iPad in the classroom as a slate where you can view your computer's desktop and interact with it (even using Flash-based sites), here is a seven minute video that I put together."
Mar 11, 2011
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Starters Guide to Using Free Web Tools

Using web 2.0 in the class might come as second nature to some folks, but it's still new to many more.  I put together a guide to some of the more popular web 2.0 sites out there, give a short description, the link, and some practical ways teachers can use them in their class. Download and share with a friend! Starters Guide to Web 2.0 in the Classroom -See More
Feb 9, 2011
Brian Thomas commented on Dwight Carter's blog post "Apply directly to the Forehead!" My eTech Ohio Conference 2011 Reflections
"Dwight, excellent post!  I taught in Lakota (near Cincinnati) for 12 years and now work as a consultant.  In my current travels I see a lot of teachers who could benefit from this information.  It's a shame Ohio does not place…"
Feb 8, 2011
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TCI's ALIVE in FIVE: Essential Questions and Web Tools

If you're a fan of Understanding by Design and web tools, this will be right up your alley. Alive in Five gives you four ways to use web tools along with th...
Feb 8, 2011

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Starting the School Year Right Lessons

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:11am 0 Comments

If you are getting ready for back to school and in search of lesson ideas that will transition your students back to “learn” mode and also facilitate an atmosphere for hands-on activities, I have created four free lessons  any teacher can use.

Lesson A (…

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Debriefing Your Year - Lesson Activity

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Get your students to reflect on their year and their content with a neat activity that uses smart phones, QR codes, and movement!

Debrief Your Year…

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St. Patricks Day with a Tech Twist

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Irisih eyes are smiling, and so are we at TCI.  For a little holiday fun in advance of March 17th, I have written a lesson to learn about Ireland’s most famous name.  This skill builder lesson utilizes an emerging tech trend as well, QR codes.  Now, have no fear if you’re not familiar with QR codes you can read a previous post on the blog here.  Take advantage of the opportunity to have students learn about the life of St. Patrick and also get their geek on.…



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This morning I read a post from a higher education educator about the negative effects of Tech in lectures. The author was perplexed when he realized a great many students in his lecture hall were paying attention to Facebook, or attending to email during the course of a two-hour lecture. His school chose to ban tech devices from the lecture hall. Additionally, students were required to use nametags, so that the lecturer could address individual students with questions during the lecture. This…See More
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