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Buncee and Student Creativity

Buncee and Student Creativity

Last year, my students had a chance to participate in a fun, collaborative project using buncee, the project was called Buncee Buddies. This past spring, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week, all STAR Discovery Educators had the opportunity to receive a free pro account to use with their students. I’ve used buncee with my students

How Can We Make the 63,000 Questions We Ask in a Year Better?

How can we make the 63,000 questions we ask in a year better? We ask our students a lot of questions. Questioning is the most widely used teaching strategy behind the classic lecture. (See my previous blog post about the debate over lecturing in social studies.) Research tells us we ask 300-400 questions a day, and as many

It’s Not to Late to Start Your Summer Adventure!

If you are looking for something to engage your students over the summer, it’s not too late to explore our Worldwide Summer Adventure. Your students will be able to virtually visit museums, tour the tower of London, and swim with sharks…and that’s just for starters. New resources added in the past week include an activity

Kathy's Katch

May 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Civic and global literacy

This is the ninth in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, data literacy, information and digital literacy, and tool literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse civic and global skills into the

Kathy's Katch

March 2015: Literacies for the digital age: Information and digital literacy

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts highlighting the digital literacies our students will need to succeed. The first posts covered financial literacy, visual literacy, media literacy, historical literacy, numeracy, and data literacy. This post will provide you with some ideas on how to infuse information literacy and digital literacy skills into the curriculum. The thirteen literacies

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