New “World Domination Geography” video and game!

We’ve created a student approved “World Domination Geography” game complete with a fun, interactive class video!  This game is right up goofy late-Elementary to Middle School alley, complete with a flying cat superhero and a laser shooting villain.  Students acquire points by answering geography questions correctly and it’s low-risk since a map is provided. We will be developing a series of videos over the summer, so please be […]

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Word Power in the Classroom

A few summers ago, I read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. I learned about the power of the subconscious and how simple, suggestive words can greatly influence attitude and behavior. I immediately made about 40 signs that constantly reinforce behaviors I want in the classroom. They were all positive, in fact, one of them was the word positive. Others that still hang on

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Enhance Learning with Google!

Technology in the Classroom: How Google Classroom Can Enhance Student Learning If you’re still largely using paper for materials and assignments, then Google Classroom offers an easy-to-use, entry-level step into making your class more digital. Like many of its products, Google makes every attempt to provide a self-intuitive and user-friendly experience. If you already employ paperless methods for your students,

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The Best Social Media Site to Connect Students and Teachers

Statistics on the age of social media users are incredulous. As of July 2014, 78% of 12 to 17-year-olds (6th to 11th graders) that are active online used Facebook at least once monthly, and 52% used Instagram as often. Our world really is starting to become more about posting than relationship building. The instant gratification of online interaction and visual

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