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Things Teacher Lie About – Cheating

A peculiar thought struck me the other day. In my previous life, I worked at a press shop. My boss, a tiny whip of a woman named Cricket whose gravelly voice was perfected by years of chain smoking Marlboros, was quite imposing despite her small stature. I was new to the industry of printing, and

Blogging Buddies & Twitter Chats

As the school year wraps up, I try to reflect on what worked and what didn’t. This year, I made a huge effort to grow outside of my comfort zone; I needed to network. But where do you start? The education scene is FULL of amazing people doing incredible things, but as a teacher, it’s

Adobe Teacher Resources

If you’re a teacher who has to teach Adobe products, it can be pretty overwhelming. There used to be a real lack of education-level resources; everything was targeted at the professional designer. But as the popularity of Photoshop has risen from a niche job to a necessary skill, so have the resources for the classroom.

Tinkering

Many teachers have told me, “Oh, we don’t teach tech, so there’s no reason to talk about 3D printing.” If you think that, you’re wrong. One of our biggest challenges is getting kids to get engaged with our subject matter. 3D printing encourages a boatload of desirable qualities: critical thinking, problem solving, & a bunch

#CreatEDU Weekly Twitter Slowchat

I love Twitter chats, but who’s got time? That’s an hour timesink, times infinity, because there’s so many great ones out there. Enter the “slowchat,” which lasts all week, and you can check in whenever you want. But you really, really should, because it’s a great place to share resources. There’s so many incredibly creative

Show Your Work!

I’ve struggled through the years with interesting ways to showcase my students’ work. Online portfolios are a great resource that can actually help demonstrate that not only do my kids possess technology skills, but they can REALLY rock them out. My first┬árecommendation, if you’re truly serious about a portfolio-type site, would be a website. But

Typing Teacher Round-Up

If you’re lucky enough to be assigned a computer lab, chances are you probably are going to get hit with a section or two of a typing class. At least, that’s been my experience here in the good ol’ state of Texas. I always found it incredibly ironic that they would allow *me* to teach

New Feature: Round-Up!

I’m adding a new feature to the site: Round-Ups are a collection of classroom ideas to help kickstart your creativity and add a little interest to your content. Sure, we’re all excited in the middle of July, but around the end of October we’ve pulled all those shiny new tricks out of the bag and