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Digital storytelling projects encourage students to express themselves visually, which is a different skill from writing.
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Google's Eric Schmidt recently wrote a piece endorsing the push to teach computer science to all students in Britain. But that's not quite right.
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Have you always wanted to visit a fictional coastal town, populated by rain boots? OK, me neither until now, but the animated children's series Rainboot Cove definitely makes me wish I could spend some time there!
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Move over, Disney. Step aside, Pixar! It's now easier than ever for casual users to create fun, engaging animations. With the slew of information available online, even young storytellers can learn the basics of visual storytelling. There are even several free tools that are easy to learn.
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Remember the Oregon Trail? That game where you had to navigate an 8-bit wagon through some treacherous digital terrain? The graphics may be old school, but the quality and learning value is still second to none.
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Have you ever caught a student cheating? Were you impressed at the lengths he or she went to in order to actually cheat? I've known some who would have aced a test had they spent as much time focusing on the test rather than on cheating.
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Purim was established as an official holiday to remind us the importance of reflecting on change, and what it can bring to our lives. As educators this is a powerful message to remember.
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Do you spend too much time planning lessons and searching for resources online? Do you have trouble organizing your lesson files? Would you like to be able to access your lessons from any computer, and share them with colleagues?