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Bottom-up Teaching: Lessons Learned from My Special Needs Aunt

I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too … Continue reading

1 Year Later- Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I have Learned as a Twitter Newbie

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Twitter?  Most people think of a popular social networking site that people use for socializing, sharing random opinions and befriending cool celebrities.  Think of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.  Yes, they are no longer together.  But, they were one of the Twitter trend … Continue reading

The Times They are a-Changin’: How Gen Y Changed the Way We Learn

(Zach Buckley is new to the adaptivelearnin community. He will be a regular blog contributor. The article below is his first contribution. He adds insight into technology and generation Y. I’m from generation X, so reading his prospective is enlightening. Welcome Zach and enjoy his contribution!)   Generation Y refers to those of us born … Continue reading

How to embed a Glog on your WordPress.com Blog

How to embed a Glog on your WordPress.com Blog.

Transparency in Education

shadow puppetsBy Hedgehog83 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transparency in education is vital.  With integration of new technologies in the classroom: SmartBoards, iPads, mobile devices and so forth, the old transparencies and overhead projectors are becoming obsolete.  While embracing new technologies and innovation of new learning platforms, extinction of these adaptive learning … Continue reading

10 Reasons I Love Edmodo & Recommend It For Educators

I just started using Edmodo, but love it.  It has become an extremely useful communication tool with my students.  Edmodo is a web 2.0 social networking tool for educators to use to communicate with students and parents.  Here are 10 reasons why I love it and recommend educators use it: 1.  It is free.  There … Continue reading

Best List of Web 2.0 Resources I’ve Ever Seen- Wiki Web 2.0 Guru

I found this list of web 2.0 resources for teaching and education yesterday from a Wiki called “Web 2.0 Guru“, by Cheryl Capozzoli. I want to share this with you because it is by far, the best list of web 2.0 resources for teachers I have ever seen. Enjoy searching, bookmarking, referencing, planning and having … Continue reading

How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? – Edudemic

How Do We Prepare Students For Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? – Edudemic.  This is a fascinating read. Please watch the video. Sir Ken Robinson makes interesting points.  The video is 11-12 minutes long and is full of content and points that you will will want to think about.  Make sure you watch it when … Continue reading

iPad for Autism: 60 Minutes Episode, Inspiration and Reflections

The 60 Minutes Episode from 10/23/11 on CBS.com discusses the biography of Steve Jobs and the phenomenal impact the iPad has had on the communication abilities of the autistic. I want to share the 60 Minutes Episode with you, some clips from the Episode, a few articles, some YouTube videos and my reflections on Apps … Continue reading

Web 2.0 Interactive Posters for Lessons- Glogster EDU For Teachers

Screenshot of Glog titled “Rethinking Posters: The World of Glogster EDU” created by username jhoertel Several months ago I wrote a post about Glogster titled Glogster…so Cool! Create Glogs for your Classroom (Interactive Lessons).  If you haven’t read it, please do.  Today’s post is the long-awaited follow-up.  I know many of you have waited for this. … Continue reading

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