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March 4, 2015

Map it to me! Exploring Google My Maps

Have you heard of Google My Maps? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t, and no, I don’t mean the map you go to when you need directions, but the Google tool for building custom maps, routes, etc. As a Google enthusiast and a Tech Integrator at a Google school (and at this point is […]

February 10, 2015

Using Explain Everything to Make Thinking Visible

Knowledge, facts, information, all these words are a part of teaching and learning. But the glue that holds all of this together is the thinking. The preconceptions, the conceptions built from new knowledge, the critical and the deep are the areas of thinking that are at the crux of deep learning. This is not merely […]

January 28, 2015

Review: Khan Academy App

Khan Academy started with providing math learning and now has expanded to science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and probably more to come. When I heard about this app, I knew that some of the teachers already use Khan Academy in their classes, so I thought perhaps this app could be helpful. On the iPad you have access to all the content and videos lessons that you can stream from the site. It has a nice clean user interface, content is well organized and easily accessible (providing you have good wireless). This makes working on questions, reviewing material, in my opinion, much easier and smoother.