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Integrated Learning Weekly [6.27.14]

Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

Summer vacation is teachers' opportunity for self-rediscovery, and Josh Block shares nine books that will help make him the teacher he wants to be.

Jim Carrey Commencement Speech: It's Better to Fail at What You Love Than Fail at What You Don't

The comedian Jim Carrey, who remains dedicated to the practice of Transcendental Meditation, gave a commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management, which combines teaching traditional subjects (math, business administration, etc.) with less conventional topics like TM and "Sustainable Living."

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinglink Edu - Your Students Can Use Thinglink Without Email Addresses, Here's How

Thinglink was a big hit in the workshop that I facilitated yesterday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Thinglink can be used to turn any static image into an interactive, multimedia image. Yesterday, we used PicMonkey and PicCollage to create collages about what a good learning environment looks like to us.

Free Technology for Teachers: Use a Google Form to Keep Track of Student Blogs

One of the questions that I am often asked about using blogs in the classroom is, "how do you keep track of them all?" Even if you have all of your students contributing to the same blog it can be difficult to keep up with all of the posts.

Free Technology for Teachers: Socrative Was Acquired by MasteryConnect - Here's What You Need to Know

Disclosure: MasteryConnect has been an advertiser on this blog for three years. Last week the popular student response service, Socrative, was acquired by MasteryConnect. This afternoon MasteryConnect sent out a message about the acquisition. Prior to the announcement I asked MasteryConnect's CEO, Cory Reid, if the they planned to keep Socrative running.

The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic

Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different ...

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use OpenEd to Create Practice Assessments Aligned to the Common Core

OpenEd is a free service that offers a huge catalog of educational videos and games that you can browse by topic, grade level, or Common Core standard. Last week OpenEd released a free tool for creating practice assessments aligned to Common Core standards. The following videos demonstrate how to create practice assessments on OpenEd.

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Blogger Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic

Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing. Most folks I talk to refer to all word clouds as 'wordles', even though Wordle is just one of many, many tools that one can use to create word ...

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