38 Question Starters based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

This list moves through the 6 taxonomy levels with questions for each one. The first three levels are considered lower order questions; the final three levels are considered higher order. Higher order questions are for critical thinking and creative problem solving. Each taxonomy level has a short description, a lists of keywords that can be [...]

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Surfmark for Education

Surfmark is an online research application that encourages critical thinking and helps students learn how to synthesize and integrate knowledge around topics. It is the most powerful research tool currently available on iPad that also teaches the process of doing research properly. https://edshelf.com/tool/surfmark-for-education  

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Five Good File Conversion Tools

Even though I create nearly all of my documents online and use cloud storage services that support a multitude of file formats, there are still a few occasions when someone sends me a file that I need to convert.  Here are file good online file conversion tools. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/five-good-file-conversion-tools.html  

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Using Trello to Visualize and Manage School Projects

Trello is an amazingly simple and visual tool for tracking tasks and managing people and projects. Used by companies such as Google, Microsoft, Adobe and The New York Times, the free Web and Mobile App digitizes the concept of cards and lists, making for a very familiar and delightfully uncomplicated experience. https://www.fractuslearning.com/2014/08/25/trello-manage-school-projects/  

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Otus – A Great Online Learning Environment

Otus is a free online learning environment that was originally designed to be a service for teachers to distribute assignments, quizzes, polls, reading materials, and essential information from their iPads to their students’ iPads. Otus has expanded to support use within a web browser on laptops and Chromebooks. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/08/otus-great-online-learning-environment.htm

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

Student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure. Here are 4 principles of student-centered learning to consider as you design curriculum and instruction. http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-principles-student-centered-learning/  

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