Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think

Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. It doesn’t have to work, mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology. We’ve been doing this project eight years now. The first time I saw the “tile” product that we now use to locate keys and […]

5 Ways to Help At Risk Children Succeed

Episode 130 with Basil Marin on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Today Basil Marin @basil_marin takes us on a journey to help at risk children with these five steps. From the inspiring books to the essential mindsets, Basil will help us reach at risk kids because he speaks from experience.  Owl Eyes: The Must-Get FREE Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers [Today’s Sponsor] Owl Eyes has hundreds of […]

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Angela Stockman @AngelaStockman gives our writing workshop a makeover. The author of Make Writing, Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers.  Owl Eyes: The Must-Get FREE Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the […]

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

Episode 128 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. And yes, they’ll be flying drones in the library! Let’s talk about the focus groups and critical questions driving this transformation from a place where students “have to go” to a place where they “want to be.” He […]

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book, shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. You can have a […]

A Terrible Thing Happened on Awards Day: Here’s What I’m Doing About It with Amber Teaman

Episode 126 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Amber Teaman @8amber8 , principal, shares something that happened at her school this year relating to awards day and what she and her team are doing about it. Her transparency, openness and leadership are a great thing to motivate us today! Sponsor: Owl Eyes Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury […]

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

Edtech Apps that work

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Owl Eyes is a new, simple-but-powerful, and FREE web-app for reading classic books with your students. Literature teachers are sure to be excited! Track student progress and interact as they read and annotate. You can embed questions and quizzes into the text while they’re reading. In this post, I’ll share about the features of Owl Eyes. […]

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

Episode 125 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Sarah Reed @KYTOY15  had her students going on a pirate voyage before Teaching Like a Pirate became the fad. From dressing like a bumblebee to class entry routines, this Kentucky State Teacher of the year, Sarah Reed, has ideas for us. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Below is […]

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Enter the giveaway contest. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Below is a transcript modified […]

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

Episode 123 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Today Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. She gives us tips for developing savvy in our students. She also talks about the “term” fake news and if we should be using it at all. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Below is a transcript modified for […]