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Building Content Knowledge: Collaborate and Curate

Mark Engstrom. 8th grade Geography teacher and Assistant Principal at Graded- The American School of São Paulo, has redesigned his entire course. Students move through the modules of this blended…

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Sharing and Amplification Ripple Effect

What Do You Have to Lose?  was a blog post I wrote 4 years ago… It is a new idea for many classroom teachers/students to move from writing, reading and…

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7 Billion Others: How are we Different? How are we the Same?

7 Billion Others… There are seven billion other humans living on our planet. How do they live? What is important to them? What makes them tick? Do they live similar…

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Socratic Seminar and The Backchannel

Humanities teacher, Shannon Hancock, at Graded, the American School of São Paulo, read and worked through The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo with her 8th grade students. Not only did they…

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There is More to Blogging with Your Students

There is more to blogging with your students than simply creating a blog and starting to copy and paste work, that traditionally was done on a paper journal or worksheet…