How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience

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This week we have a guest post from Kasey Bell from ShakeUpLearning.com. Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting.

Dynamic Learning is all about going BEYOND the traditional bounds of the classroom and the class day. Going "Beyond the Tools" is one of the five characteristics of the Dynamic Learning Framework.

Think beyond using digital tools to complete only traditional assignments such as papers and reports, or simply reading a digital version of an article. Use digital tools to do NEW THINGS, things that are not possible without technology.

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Don’t Miss Out, Get Caught Reading

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

When did you last get lost in a story? Maybe it was skimming an article online or spending an afternoon buried in a book. Whether for a few minutes or a few hours, reading has the tremendous potential to capture the imagination, inspire ideas, and build new understanding. Each May, “Get Caught Reading Month” encourages us all to take a little more time to explore and enjoy stories of all forms. An excellent kick-off to summer reading, this nationwide celebration was started in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers with a simple goal - remind readers of all ages the power, potential, and pure joy of reading. So, don’t miss out, check out ideas on how to celebrate in the classroom and beyond!

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Coming soon! EquatIO integration with Canvas.

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Originally posted on the Canvas Community.

I am very excited about the new EquatIO LTI plugin that will seamlessly integrate with Canvas. This new app will be a game changer for math and science teachers and their students who want to create accessible (read aloud) digital math right from the Rich Content Editor.

Here’s a quick preview of how it will work.

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A Big Day for EquatIO

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Today is a big day for EquatIO®. Not only does it turn 1 today (happy birthday!!) but it also recently hit a major milestone: reaching 1 million users! Thank you to all of the educators, edtech leaders, STEM enthusiasts, and (of course) students who have explored EquatIO, provided valuable feedback, and got us to the place we are today. It’s been wonderful seeing how teachers and students alike are using EquatIO to engage in STEM like never before.

In honor of this special day, we’d like to hand this blog post over to one of those 1 million users, Dan Lyons from Lakeview – Fort Oglethorpe High School in Georgia, to share his experience of incorporating EquatIO into his math classroom. Take it away, Dan!

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What are the benefits of using technology for maths instruction?

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This week we have another guest blog post from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

Continue reading to learn why it's important to incorporate technology into maths & STEM classroom instruction.

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Don’t Hand Out That Worksheet: How Tech Can Make Maths More Engaging

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

If you were in the classroom in the 90’s as computers began making their way into the curriculum, you might have fond memories of the pioneer simulation “Oregon Trail” or the geography romp “Carmen Sandiego”. In more recent years, you may have forayed into Minecraft adventures.

For me, things got exciting when my 6th grade teacher and art teacher teamed up to have us create tessellations in Paint. It was incredibly fun, but most of my time on the computer that day was not spent deeply exploring geometry (my 6th grade teachers goal). Nor was my focus on color schemes (my art teacher's goal).

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