Book Clubs

Ways for Quiet Kids to Share Their Voice – Education Article

Part of honoring student voice in the classroom is providing multiple ways for students to share what they have learned. Regular readers of the blog (sign up here) know that I love sharing EdTech strategies. This includes ways for them to participate with more options than raising their hand for a whole class discussion. I’ve had the chance to see fellow New Jersey educator Chrissy Romano speak at events the past few years. So when her new book about strategies…

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Personal & Authentic Learning Experiences with Tom Murray – Easy EdTech Podcast – Education Article

In this bonus episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast, Monica Burns interviews Thomas C. Murray, author of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime. Tom shares stories from his new book, tips for creating personal and authentic learning experiences, and plenty of EdTech connections! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: Personal & Authentic Book Bonus You know that I love bonus items and extra special things, and I have one for you! If you purchase…

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How To Use Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom – Education Article

If you’ve thought about using gameplay in your classroom, there is a fantastic new book on the topic! Earlier this year at the annual ISTE Conference in Philadelphia, I snagged a copy of an excellent new book. It’s titled Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay. It provides actionable information for educators interested in gamification and game-based learning. After meeting Cate Tolnai at Adobe Education’s office this summer, I knew I had to share Power Up Your Classroom on the…

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How To Lead as a Connected Educator – Education Article

Digital tools have changed the way we think about teaching and learning. You might host a virtual guest speaker in your classroom, or empower students as website designers or moviemakers. Today we have new ways to help students interact with the world — in every grade level and subject area.  So how can educators use these same powerful tools to learn and grow as professionals? Jacie Maslyk has served as an educator in a variety of roles. She’s taken her…

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Join Me for the Summer Book Study of Passionate Learners! – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

With the bustle of April and all of the excitement that that brings, the end of the year is fast approaching.  But with that end also comes an inevitable beginning; a summer that calls for reflection, relaxation, re-invention, renewed commitment, and also the energy to try new things.  I do so adore summer for all of its passion and courage, and also time to just be a reflective practitioner. It is therefore that I am pretty excited to share that…

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How We Set Up Book Clubs in Middle School – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

Last week, we kicked off our second and final round of book clubs for the year. As I shared the titles for this round of book clubs, I was asked a lot of implementation questions. What do they look like? What do kids do? How do you make them successful? And while I have been referring people back to this post that discusses the changes that we have implemented through the years, I thought it might be nice for a…

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