Of Mice, Men, and Instagram

Of Mice, Men, and Instagram
by Richard Kassissieh ·

How can middle school students begin to recognize complexity and empathize with characters in literature? In a conventional approach, a teacher … Continue reading »

Interactive Video (Part Two): Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker

Interactive Video (Part Two): Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker
by Robin Neal ·

To my shock and horror, my students claimed to have never seen a PopUp Video. They were vaguely aware of VH1 and suspected that some old people still watch it? If it even exists? We were brainstorming uses of Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker, and I was sharing that a colleague had a great idea of using the free online tool to make a PopUp video of a presidential debate. Continue reading »

Flipping Isn’t Just About Video: A Better Approach to Vocabulary

Flipping Isn’t Just About Video: A Better Approach to Vocabulary
by Robin Neal ·

I would tell you how I used to incorporate vocabulary in my English classes, but I’m betting you already know. Chances are … Continue reading »

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

To Tweet or Not to Tweet
by Nikki Morrell ·

Over the past twelve years, I’ve watched my students progress from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter, not to mention the … Continue reading »

Down With Posters

Down With Posters
by Robin Neal ·

I despise glitter. It’s proudly gauche and sinisterly invasive. Once a bedazzled project crosses the threshold of my classroom, the … Continue reading »

Symbolics: How To (Pt. 2)

Symbolics: How To (Pt. 2)
by Robin Neal ·

If you are reading this post, you have most likely read its companion that explains what a Symbolic is. If … Continue reading »

Symbolics: Making Abstract Thinking Concrete (Pt. 1)

Symbolics: Making Abstract Thinking Concrete (Pt. 1)
by Robin Neal ·

A Symbolic is a concrete representation of abstract thinking, a picture that demonstrates how ideas interact and work. I use … Continue reading »