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The Struggle is Real – & it Improves Student Learning!

The Struggle is Real – & it Improves Student Learning!

Research finds that “the struggle” is key to students learning and retaining information. In a recent Edutopia article, writer Shannon McGrath explores how decreasing teacher talk could improve student learning outcomes in the classroom. Teachers, for far...Read more ›
The Sick Teacher’s Tech Toolkit

The Sick Teacher’s Tech Toolkit

As fall gets into full swing, teachers know that it’s also time for another season to start hitting hard: the flu. We know our students are sick, coughing, blowing noses, or calling in absent, and inevitably, we’ll be sick right along with them. You’ll hear a lot of...Read more ›
Breaking the Blockbuster Model

Breaking the Blockbuster Model

In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. (Get it–a “nickle”odeon?) Since then, movies have changed a lot,  and so has education too. Recently, I’ve been a part of some really...Read more ›
Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom

Implementing a Robotics Competition in your Classroom

Robotics competitions are currently at the forefront of our ever-changing technological world. In the modern day, it is important to learn skills that will help your students navigate the shift from traditional, old-school technology to newer and more advanced tech....Read more ›
The Fast & The Curious – An EduProtocol Review

The Fast & The Curious – An EduProtocol Review

I finished my first week of teaching technology this past week and it’s been exhausting! I forgot how much it takes to go into roughly 24 classrooms over the past week, present a lesson that’s going to keep the whole gambit of students engaged, all while...Read more ›
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