Monthly Archives: September 2014

Making it legit: Videonot.es


Videonot.es is an underutilized online resource that saves projects automatically to your Google Drive.  Using this resources is easy as pie. First, connect your Google Drive account and import a useful YouTube video.  Then, start taking notes on the right … Continue reading

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Disconnecting Student’s Work From Their Dreams

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Those who share power, weaken themselves, but those who share wisdom strengthen each other – Niccolo Machiavelli I came across a great article this morning and, later, a tweet from Mr. Voyles, a teacher on my ex-wife’s elementary campus, that … Continue reading

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Traffic blog number two: Presidents of the United States of America

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We constantly see polls concerning the popularity of presidents…Who was the greatest president? Who is the smartest president?  Who was the most popular?…so on and so forth… The question that came up today as I was driving into work (and … Continue reading

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Trafficblog – Emotional Intelligence

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I talk to myself…a lot…in my car. I know it’s ok to admit this because I see others either doing the same or worse (ie. picking nose, reading papers, yelling on phone at someone). At least we car talkers have … Continue reading

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Gamification: Scattergories For Math & Other Disciplines


MATH Give kids a number & task them with coming up with as many different equations or ways to get to that number. Then, in whole class group, have students mark through any equation they write that others did too. … Continue reading

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Separation of Powers Activity Using The Cranium Board Game


I’m pretty sure that, like many of you, I was gamifying stuff before it was a “thing”.  If I got bored teaching the same thing in the same way year after year, I couldn’t imagine what my poor students were … Continue reading

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Google Forms Update


Google doesn’t really care that they’re completely undermining Microsoft Suite by giving away cool resources like Word or Power Point “wanna-be’s”. Yes, I just used a term from 1999. But that term was in quotes which means I was being … Continue reading

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