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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Skype: A You-Are-There Teaching Tool
As a teacher, I’m always on the lookout for lesson ideas and fresh material to serve up to my class.  I’ve used Skype on many occasions and I feel it is a great free tool to use to bring education to life in real time.  My class has talked to many different individuals, like writers and artists.  We’ve also Skyped with other classrooms across the country.  The list I put together is a great place to start if you’re looking for new ways of teaching using Skype and a new perspective on some of your current lessons.

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Computers
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Student at a Computer
Over the years, I’ve found sites that provide teachers with free video resources to help reach children in a variety of subject areas. They also can help provide remediation and/or accelerated learning opportunities. A lot of internet sites offer such materials, but only a few are directed at K-12 educators without charge. This list contains the best sites I could find.

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Common core
Posted on May 19, 2011 by Alan Haskvitz
Using Bloom's taxonomy for your classroom
Bloom's taxonomy has long been cited as a way to encourage students to learn in depth. It lists a hierarchy of skills that can be used to stretch student minds and develop a variety of activities. I use it for students to describe the type of work they would like to do on a subject given that the higher the Bloom level, the higher the grade. Check out the sites in the blog post for more information.

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History
Posted on April 25, 2011 by Alan Haskvitz
Remembering the Holocaust
Teaching about the Holocaust can be such a powerful, emotional experience for both teachers and students alike.  However, it doesn't have to be just about the history.  Teachers can cross over many different subjects like government, language arts and many others while covering the Holocaust.  Inside you'll find some great resources to create lessons plans.

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Computers
Posted on March 9, 2011 by Alan Haskvitz
Free Apps for Teachers
Using Android or iPhone apps in the classroom is easy, but finding good ones is difficult and time consuming. Since new ones come out almost daily, my recommendation is to check through these large collections using your “find” feature to locate those that have the ingredients you need.  Most of the apps listed are free, but some carry a charge. I've compiled a list of apps I recommend...

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