Monthly Archives: December 2013

Who Made the Biggest Impact? A Social Studies Assignment

When I was creating this activity for the students, I had two goals: I wanted them to develop their online research skills and essay writing skills but, I also wanted them to be able to present their information in a … Continue reading

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Infographics in the Classroom

Infographics in the Classroom I had clearly seen infographics before today; but, I had never thought of them as an educational tool. I simply thought infographics were something that advertisers used to sell their products. But after learning more about … Continue reading

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Digital Storytelling

Digital Stories in Education As an educator, I am always looking for new ways to create authentic assessments that incorporate technology. After reading about digital story telling as a way to have students, inform, persuade, or analyze a particular topic, … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee, Powerpoint?

How Do I Love Thee, Powerpoint? I love powerpoints in the classroom. They provide a great way to visually communicate messages to students and they can offer an excellent overview or synthesis of a topic. BUT… it all depends on … Continue reading

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Media Literacy: Isn’t it’s Importance Obvious?

Media Literacy: Isn’t it’s Importance Obvious? Renee Hobbs’ article, Teaching Media Literacy: Yo Are You Hip to This?, lists numerous reasons as to why educators believe that media literacy is an important area of knowledge for students such as, “[it]…is … Continue reading

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How Can We Teach Emotional Intelligence?

How do We Teach Emotional Intelligence? I was reading the article on Edutopia where George Lucas is being interviewed about visual literacy in education and I was struck by the part where he speaks about the importance of teaching emotional … Continue reading

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