How To Make Your Students Flip In Minutes

#edtechmissions flipgrid Nov 13, 2017

When evaluating a new tech tool, I must be able to use it within five minutes, or I just bag it.

If I can’t figure it out by then, my students will be lost.

I was conducting a PD session in Ft. Worth this past summer. A young lady called me over and said, Have you heard of ...

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Hacking Parenthood: 10 Mantras You Can Use Daily To Reduce The Stress Of Parenting

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2017

Parenting Just Got Simpler

Because mantras bring peace to the process

You throw out consequences willy-nilly. You’re tired of solutions that are all or nothing. You’re frustrated with the daily chaos. Enter Parent Mantras, invaluable parenting anchors wrapped in tidy packages.

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Your Mission: Teach Kids To Debate, Rather Than To Diss People On Social Media

#edtechmissions edchat Oct 25, 2017

Love him or hate him, it’s hard to argue that the president sets a great example of social media use for kids.

In her breakout book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom, internationally-renowned presenter and education technology...

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EdTech Guru Explains The Power Of Mission-Minded Learning

#edtechmissions podcast Sep 27, 2017

Shelly Sanchez Terrell, author of Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, is taking education technology integration to new heights with her EdTech Missions and mission-minded learning.

In Episode 102 of the Hack Learning Podcast, Shelly explains how Mission Learning makes kids and their world...

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How Mantras Reduce the Stress of Parenting

Uncategorized Sep 06, 2017

Kimberley Moran is a parent, a former teacher, and an editor at We Are Teachers and We Are Parents. As a teacher, she found herself being asked question after question about parenting.

During conferences, she spent more time discussing parenting than student work. Even teachers would ask her...

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What Is Your Inspirational Story?

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2017

While it may seem cliche, tragic times require inspirational stories. Sometimes the tragedies breed the story. Other times, we need an inspirational story to help us cope with daily stress.

In Episode 98 of the Hack Learning Podcast, embedded below and available on iTunes, Mark Barnes shares a...

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5 Parenting Ideas to Make the School Year a Positive Experience for All

Uncategorized Aug 19, 2017

In August of 1978, I was ten years old. My new uniforms, crisp white shirts, and brown loafers sat in the closet waiting to be worn.

I must've checked my bag 500 times to be sure my list documenting the 42 or so books I'd read over the summer was ready.

My mother had allowed me to buy the new...

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Forget Politics And Teach Tolerance

hacklearning Aug 16, 2017

What happened in Charlottesville, Virginia should not be politicized. Many of us, including me, have made this despicable event about the president and what he said in the aftermath of violent protests of the removal of a statue.

Do I have opinions about these statements? Absolutely, but this...

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When Student Voice Says A Teacher Is Awesome, You Have To Listen

#hackingengagement Aug 03, 2017

Few people in the education blogging and podcasting world do what James Sturtevant does: feature students in their content, truly amplifying student voice.

Check out Jim’s amazing Hacking Engagement podcast below and his show notes, which bring one teacher’s students front and center....

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Better Presenting For Teachers And Learners With Engagement Guru James Sturtevant

Engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant provides simple hacks for better presenting for teachers and students, from his latest book, Hacking Engagement Again: 50 Teacher Tools That Will Make Students Love Your Class.

Sturtevant, host of the Hacking Engagement Podcast, shares some of his...

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