ToolZeit – 5 TEDTalk Playlists for Educator’s Summer Professional Development

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About Summer vacation has already begun for many educators in the United States. For some of us we have a few more weeks of school left. Summer is a time when many educators relax and recharge and allow themselves to learn something new. As life-long learners we sometimes look at increasing our knowledge and experience specifically in what we teach or it can be taking on the challenge of learning … [Read more...]

ToolZeit – Update – 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game

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We reviewed 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game a few months ago . The developer contacted us to let us know that this edu app for the math classroom has received a pretty sweet update. Students can now play collaboratively or head to head using bluetooth. Some schools will find the use of bluetooth a great choice since their … [Read more...]

ToolZeit – Bitsboard Updated


We reviewed Bitsboard in the past . They released a major update recently and this app just keeps getting better and better. Features to look for in the update to version 5.0 include: Tracking user progress New Pop Quiz mode If you haven't downloaded Bitsboard yet for your classroom, download it … [Read more...]

If a war is fought at the back of a textbook- did it ever really happen?

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If a war is fought at the back of a textbook and a class never makes it to that chapter, was it ever really fought? Now that is a deep philosophical idea to ponder as we look at the far too common use of textbooks. I think back to my high school history classes in the late 1980's and how we followed textbooks chapter by chapter in Arizona History, World History, and U.S. History. It seemed like … [Read more...]