Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

Gitanjali Rao talks about her learning journey on episode 556

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She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She then open-sourced this device so people can use the technology across the world. In today’s show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey […]

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

Tyler Haggerty on episode 537

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Today, you’ll listen to a young man who became an entrepreneur as a result of his school’s genius hour. Listen with a purpose and prepare to get your daily challenge at the end and a link to the blog post I’ve written inspired by this show “7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects” […]

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).   Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as […]

How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

Isabella Liu from Hong Kong on Episode 397 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and […]

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

PBL Software Review

Project Pals PBL Software

Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.   As I’ve been testing this app with my students, I’ve found some exciting features. In this […]

Overcoming 5 Barriers to the Implementation of PBL

John Larmer on Episode 385 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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John Larmer, the editor at the Buck Institute, talks about common barriers to effective project-based learning and how to overcome them. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast […]

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

For iPad and Google Play Tablet Devices of All Kinds

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The Really Good StuffⓇ Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Recently, I took a tour of this amazing app. Perhaps you’re wondering how more than 150 apps can be inside one? It is possible. The Really Good Stuff team has curated the best apps in education for the K-2 […]

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

Hope King on episode 306 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in […]