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Free Presidents Day Game

Started Feb 4, 2011 0 Replies

Nesrin Eren posted a great read on the importance of play in class.  They also provided a concrete activity.  I love it when educators share ideas and resources.  In honor of Presidents Day…Continue

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Starting the School Year Right Lessons

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:11am 0 Comments

If you are getting ready for back to school and in search of lesson ideas that will transition your students back to “learn” mode and also facilitate an atmosphere for hands-on activities, I have created four free lessons  any teacher can use.

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Debriefing Your Year - Lesson Activity

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments



Get your students to reflect on their year and their content with a neat activity that uses smart phones, QR codes, and movement!

Debrief Your Year…

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St. Patricks Day with a Tech Twist

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Irisih eyes are smiling, and so are we at TCI.  For a little holiday fun in advance of March 17th, I have written a lesson to learn about Ireland’s most famous name.  This skill builder lesson utilizes an emerging tech trend as well, QR codes.  Now, have no fear if you’re not familiar with QR codes you can read a previous post on the blog here.  Take advantage of the opportunity to have students learn about the life of St. Patrick and also get their geek on.…



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