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  1. Ed Tech Digest
  2. This Is The Geography “Final” For My ELL Students
  3. “The Kind of Professional Development We Need”
  4. Three Good Links About Cultures Around The World
  5. Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
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Ed Tech Digest

In another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I’m starting this weekly “Ed Tech Digest” post where I’ll share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom is from Edudemic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

AltSchool, Media Hype, & the Dilemma of Innovation Stories is by Alexander Russo. I’m adding it to the same list.

Does Technology Belong in Classroom Instruction? appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Eight Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey is by John Spencer.


This Is The Geography “Final” For My ELL Students

It’s finals time. Here is the final I’m giving to students in my English Language Learner Geography class (you can see other finals I’ve given in that class here and here).

I’ll be giving students a two section packet of short quotations from Geographers saying why learning geography is important, as well as this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from Brainscape.

In addition, they will watch this short video from National Geographic:


I’ll ask them to use all that material to respond to this writing prompt:

According to the writers and/or the video, what are reasons why it is important to study geography (you only have to pick four of them)? Do you agree with what they are saying? To support your opinion you may use examples from your own experiences (including what has taken place in our class this year), your observations of others, and any of your reading.

As usual, please let me know your ideas on how to make this better!

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction, where you’ll find a long list of other prompts I use in my classes.


“The Kind of Professional Development We Need”

The Kind of Professional Development We Need is the title of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

It’s Part One in a two-part guest post by well-known educator and author Rick Wormeli.

Here are some excerpts:





Three Good Links About Cultures Around The World

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Why I Prefer Pre-Teaching to Remediation for Struggling Students is by Justin Minkel.

What Do You Do With A Student Who Fidgets? is from NPR.

I’m adding this tweet to A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment:


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