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Independent Thinking with Digital Breakout EDU

I love throwing problems at my students and having them use their brain power to solve them. They are challenged and grow based upon these types of problems that are new to them, that they don't know yet how to approach. It stretches their minds and requires them to run trial-and-error like thoughts. I did… Continue reading Independent Thinking with Digital Breakout EDU

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Late Points Calculator in Google Sheets

I'm an English teacher so anything math based can cause me a little trouble and doubt, especially when it comes to grading late assignments. I usually have two or three calendars hung up around my desk and each time I need to calculate late point deductions, I point at each little square at the calendar.… Continue reading Late Points Calculator in Google Sheets

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Using Google Auto Draw for Artistically Challenged Teachers

I can't draw a straight line to save my life. Especially not with a touchpad or a mouse. SmartBoard lines are almost worse. Students often mock and jeer at any objects I try to project in 2D on the board. It truly is laughable. But NO LONGER! Now Google Auto Draw is here! I finally… Continue reading Using Google Auto Draw for Artistically Challenged Teachers

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Using Non-Linear Thinking in the Classroom

Many education experts and gurus are touting the benefits of teaching students more non-linear thinking strategies. Methods include project-based learning, student-initiated learning, inquiry-based lessons, Hour of Code, and Genius Hour. One lesson is to have students practice their inductive reasoning skills. I always confuse inductive with deductive. Inductive is when students are given a set… Continue reading Using Non-Linear Thinking in the Classroom