3 Make Writing Must-Haves

 
 
In Make Writing, I share the three layer design process that I’ve used each time I’ve set up my own makerspaces or helped school districts develop their own:
  • First we establish the substructure of the space, which is prepared before...
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How to Teach Kids to Police Themselves on Social Media

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Before we can teach kids to police their own social media practices, we must police our own actions on social networks, because kids are watching.

I was reminded of this lesson recently, during an enthusiastic debate on Facebook. I explain in the podcast episode above.

5 strategies to teach kids...

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5 Hacks for Going Google at Your School

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Going Google in Your School or District
Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, Scott Rocco

Rolling out a G Suite for Education plan for a school or district is an exciting yet daunting undertaking that requires time, support, and patience. The initiative requires a commitment to the Chrome Browser and an...

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Hacking the Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes

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Hacking the Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes

By James Sturtevant

As I read through the 20 page assignment on the Industrial Revolution, I kept thinking to myself...Wow, this is boring! If I was feeling that burn; imagine what my students were going to feel.

I decided it was time to break out of...

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How to Improve Reading with the 80/20 Analysis

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Hacking Literacy author Gerard Dawson explains how to improve reading with the 80/20 Analysis.

The Problem: Required reading is a drag

Many literacy teachers face a conundrum: They are handed a stack of dusty novels or an aging anthology and told to teach the texts by June....

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Nail Your New Year’s Resolution: Published Author Shares Her How to Write a Book Blueprint

Connie Hamilton wrote a book. What’s the big deal? Like most would-be writers, Connie wondered if she could do it.

In Episode 79 of the Hack Learning Podcast, educator/presenter and popular Twitter influencer Connie Hamilton explains how she went from self-doubting, wannabe writer to a...

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How To Overcome PBL Paralysis: Sneak Peek Inside Hacking Project Based Learning

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PBL paralysis. That’s a scary phrase that makes many teachers run as fast and far as possible away from project-based learning.

Hacking Project Based Learning authors and PBL and inquiry learning experts Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, though, explain how to overcome...

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5 Strategies Most Writing Teachers Never Learned

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In a different life, I was an English teacher. In fact, I spent the first half of my twenty-four-year career in education writing beside middle and high school kids. Writing workshop was my passion, and Nancie Atwell was my hero (well, she still is).

Naturally, I was thrilled when my principal...

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How One Simple Tool Helps Uncover Your Biases

An excerpt from Hacking Engagement: 50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily

The Problem: Teachers accidentally alienate certain students

As a rookie teacher, I thought I had it all figured out. For some odd reason, I went out on a limb and professed a position on a...

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5 Simple Ways To Integrate Core Values Into Everyday Teaching And Learning

Kansas middle school teacher Casey Ewy decided to make a change: “When I finally realized that kids will become independent, enthusiastic learners if they are part of a non-threatening community, I threw out everything that most teachers consider classroom management,” Ewy says.

She...

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