Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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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 […]

Classroom 2.0 is a fantastic community for learning and sharing. They have webinars throughout the week and you should join their community. Recently, I shared the 9 ways writing is reinvented with show hosts Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore and the lively community at Classroom 2.0 Live! Reinventing Writing has been published and this video is a great intro for the book.

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Classroom 2.0 Live! Archive for Reinventing Writing Webinar

Our special guest today will be the one and only Vicki Davis! We are so excited to have Vicki (@coolcatteacher) share some of her best advice about reinventing writing with a sneak preview of all of the amazing resources and information that will be coming out in her new book. She will share the highlights of what she does with her students to teach these 9 types of tools and to build community among writers with tons of best practices. Nine tools have changed writing, learning, and living forever. Her book, Reinventing Writing, is written for any teacher using or trying cloud documents with students. She will talk about how to select the right tool for teaching purposes, how to set it up quickly, and how to prevent common mistakes. This has never been easier, more convenient, and more important than right now.Classroom 2.0 Live!
Reinventing Writing Webinar hosted by Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Copy of Reinventing Writing

Reinventing Writing, the print copy, will be shipping soon. I’ve worked so hard on the research and writing of this book to be helpful to the modern teacher. While the Reinventing Writing Kindle Version is out already, the print copies are supposed to ship June 11. In celebration, I’m hosting a Goodreads author giveaway and giving […]

50+ Ways a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher

Want some practical ways to use tablets in the classroom? I’m a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) school and was asked by Microsoft to share practical ways that any teacher can use tablets. In this presentation you’ll learn: More than fifty (50) ways that you can use a tablet in your classroom (most of these apps […]

Teaching Students about Wikis with a wiki sandbox project

My ninth graders are learning about wikis now. I thought it would be helpful for you to see how I teach students the basics of wikis before they edit collaboratively.

Why should I be teaching students about wikis?

While I cover a lot about this in my new book Reinventing Writing, wikis are a widely respected academic tool for scholars to disseminate and update online guidebooks and materials of all kinds.

The process of  teaching students wiki basics

1. Explain the term wiki.


Why Can’t Kids Get Collaborative Writing?

“Collaborative production is a more involved form of cooperation, as it increases the tension between individual and group goals. The litmus test for collaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.” Clay Shirky  Here Comes Everybody: […]

This Page is Mine

I had to smile as I saw this on a wiki page tonight as I am entering final grades for progress reports tomorrow: Students want to have their own place on the Net. A place that is theirs. Every time I bring these digital natives into a place where they can create a full-blown page […]

Conversations about Teaching, Blocking, Motivating with Dr. Garcia’s Students

Spent some time today answering questions from Dr. Garcia’s class about teaching.  Below are some of the questions and links to the blogs of the students that asked them. Please consider going to the blogs below and leaving your own thoughts. Inspiring conversation shows the power of our new interconnected world so bring these educators […]