OneNote Class Notebook Creator enhances learning in the classroom

Microsoft has released an interactive teaching and learning tool called OneNote Class Notebook Creator, which works in a similar way to OneNote allowing students and teachers to type, ink, and save clippings to their notebooks. Where OneNote Class Notebook Creator shines is that it creates a collaborative teaching and learning environment where the teacher could set up a notebook for…


One Note is Microsoft’s best tool. And now it is even better with the ability to create a class notebook.

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Socratic Seminar: The “N-Word”

Teaching the N Word is a delicate subject for teachers. Watch how one class uses Socratic Seminar to engage students in a lesson surrounding the N Word. This lesson covers different CCSS reading, speaking and listening goals.


This is one of the best ways of learning through texts that I have ever used.socratic Seminars make students responsible for their own learning.

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Wanted: real curriculum leaders, not just managers


Definitely fuel for thought as we head into curriculum planning time again. Thank you Grant Wiggins.

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What is leadership in curriculum?

Whatever the answer, the question should not be confused with a related but far different query: What is management in curriculum? Yet, I suspect that few people with curricular responsibilities appreciate how different the questions and answers are – and why real leadership is rare yet sorely needed now.

Management. Curriculum management is an easy-to-grasp idea. An administrator with curriculum-management obligations ensures that the curriculum gets revised or at least examined in cycles, e.g. every 5 years, on a staggered calendar. Then, the manager ensures that time and money is set aside in July for the work, and requests/invitations for teacher-writers are sent out. At the writing meetings the writers make decisions on how to tweak lessons or activities and suggest resources. The work is done when time and budget run out.

Such work requires no leadership per se. And such work predictably leads…

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FiftyThree reveals Mix, a community for sharing and downloading any kind of Paper

“What is your favorite PowerPoint template?” FiftyThree CEO Georg Petschnigg wants to know.

It’s a surprisingly pertinent question. Back in the early 2000’s, Petschnigg was an engineer on PowerPoint — and part of a thriving community of Microsoft em


This is an exciting new way of using the lovely Paper by 53. Users can create and share reusable and edit le templates. Particularly useful for those of us who are challenged by drawing.

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