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Hey Everyone, Momo Is Not A Hoax

Hey Everyone, Momo Is Not A Hoax by Terry Heick Here’s a topic that has gotten a lot of attention recently–attention I’m sure will die down and in a few weeks be an internet historical footnote. Momo is not a hoax. I wasn’t sure something like this was necessary to say, but after seeing the […]
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A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves contributed by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 9 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In […]

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids?

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 157 How Can We Make Screen Time Work For Kids? Drew Perkins talks with Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital, about how to navigate the positives and negatives of screen time for kids. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: TED Talk: 3 fears about screen time for kids […]

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YouTube For Children: Is It Still Worth The Risk?

YouTube For Children: Is It Still Worth The Risk? by Terry Heick Over the years, I’ve seen YouTube morph from a digital video library to a vending machine for ‘streamers’ saying and doing almost anything for subscribers. Smash that subscribe button if you want to see more great content. I’ve seen videos of clearly fake […]
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48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow by TeachThought Staff Updated for 2019–2020 If you use iPads in your classroom, you’ve likely been faced with the challenge of workflow–how work, data, and thinking are distributed, collected, and aggregated. We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, […]

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10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education

10 Ways To Give Students More Control Of Their Education contributed by Jenna Smith Allowing students to be involved and take control of their education gives them the tools to be much more successful. As educators, the idea of giving students control can seem like a crazy move, but it actually gives them ownership in […]

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18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment

18 Inconvenient Truths About Assessment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on effective assessment (or any other topic your school or district might need), contact us today. Ed note: this post has been updated and republished from a March 2015 post 1. In terms of pedagogy, the primary purpose of an assessment […]

I’m Not Sure What To Think About Backward Design

I’m Not Sure What To Think About Backward Design by Terry Heick Grant Wiggins’ influence on my thinking in education is considerable. I discovered his work with Jay McTighe on Understanding by Design my second year of teaching–and it wasn’t just ‘useful’ but a complete shift in how I taught. Had I found UbD my […]
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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 156 Building Community, Overcoming Barriers, Music Education Drew Perkins talks with Jecorey Arthur, aka 1200, about his journey and work as a musician and educator in a world that has presented significant challenges to being successful. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: 1200llc.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Simmons College of Kentucky WUOL […]

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What Is The Identity Of Your Classroom?

What Do Students Think Of Your Class? by Terry Heick Google is the company that has become its own verb. Google it. They’re also challenging Apple with their Android mobile operating system (though to be fair, they’re unlikely to catch them anytime soon), not to mention their aggressive entry into new digital markets, from Google […]

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