Education's Edge

The latest and greatest in education are found (and discussed) here.

Welcome to my blog. Anything that I can't find a place for elsewhere will end up here. My goal is to provide specific recommendations of lessons and products that I've found useful in my instruction with an emphasis on how Disney inspires my classroom and lessons.

The Little Things - Dec 7, 2019

Keep it up! - Dec. 2, 2019

Absurdity, Humor, Fun and Science (?) - Nov. 19, 2019

Digging for the Truth: Florence - Oct 23, 2019

Fun with Costumes! - Oct 9, 2019

For Every Ounce of Treatment, Add a Ton of Fun (and Barbarians!) - Sept 27, 2019

One Story at a Time - Sept 19, 2019

The First Negative One Minute - Aug 5, 2019

Avoiding Overload in Simulations - July 30, 2019

Know Your Audience - July 16, 2019

Simple Wienies through Writing - July 6, 2019

Posters and Wienies — Jun 28, 2019

Courageous Creativity 2019 Conference Report — Jun 22, 2019

Why Galaxy's Edge is Not What you Think It Is — Jun 13, 2019 3:55:49 PM

2019 Kevy Awards Part 2 — Jun 7, 2019 10:52:21 PM

2019 Kevy Awards Part 1 — Jun 6, 2019 3:51:12 PM

More Time Warp! — May 16, 2019 1:24:04 AM

New Breakout! — Apr 9, 2019 7:34:45 PM

Improv in the Classroom — Apr 8, 2019 8:05:38 PM

Disneyland Hates Busy Days — Mar 22, 2019 3:55:34 PM

New and Improved Google Earth — Jan 15, 2019 2:21:05 AM

Gamified Everything — Jan 5, 2019 6:25:43 PM

Point and Click Adventures in History Class — Dec 6, 2018 11:36:46 PM

The Haunted Classroom — Nov 1, 2018 1:41:09 AM

The Power (and joy) of Role Play — Oct 10, 2018 1:44:16 AM

The Power of Fun — Sep 7, 2018 1:53:54 PM

Imagination Rocks! — Aug 18, 2018 6:33:03 PM

Courageous Creativity Conference Report — Jun 23, 2018 2:07:21 PM

The Art of Teaching: Live Entertainment — Jun 21, 2018 3:53:32 AM

The Kevies: Part 2 — Jun 12, 2018 3:42:54 PM

The Kevies — Jun 7, 2018 11:43:32 PM

Get on their Level — Jun 5, 2018 4:10:58 PM

17-18: Year in Review — Jun 1, 2018 8:15:28 PM

Donuts and the Power of Drafting — Apr 13, 2018 1:40:59 PM

5 Takeaways from CCSS18 — Mar 26, 2018 2:04:55 PM

Everything Starts with a Story — Feb 27, 2018 10:45:24 PM

Wienies! — Feb 23, 2018 4:52:44 PM

Let's Play: Provide or Conquer? — Sep 3, 2017 3:10:50 PM

The Power of Simplicity — Aug 19, 2017 2:49:41 AM

Basic History Through Play — Jul 21, 2017 5:10:35 PM

Gamification Year 2 Part 2 — Jul 20, 2017 3:43:54 PM

Gamification Year 2 Part 1 — May 28, 2017 6:56:24 PM

I hate, yes hate, TeachersPayTeachers.com — Mar 22, 2017 7:50:30 PM

Fake News? More like Old News! — Feb 27, 2017 11:25:10 PM

Cars Land, The Little Mermaid and Always 1.0 — Feb 14, 2017 9:19:40 PM

Well Begun is Half Done — Feb 7, 2017 12:55:38 AM

Always 1.0 — Jan 24, 2017 7:44:14 PM

Culture Shock: The Early Republic — Dec 22, 2016 4:52:14 PM

Teaching with Games — Oct 24, 2016 7:41:03 PM

Breakout EDU — Sep 29, 2016 9:31:12 PM

Purpose Projects and Genius Hour — Sep 8, 2016 2:11:13 PM

The Settlers of America Colony Game — Sep 5, 2016 7:47:08 PM

Gamification 1.5 — Sep 1, 2016 9:19:40 PM

Play Dead's Inside — Jul 7, 2016 12:46:20 AM

Notes and Lecture Aren't Bad Words — Jun 21, 2016 7:33:20 PM

Reflecting on One Year of "Gamification" — Jun 9, 2016 6:15:55 PM

Thinking About Theme — May 19, 2016 11:00:49 PM

Digging for the Truth — May 11, 2016 1:34:58 PM

Designing with Compelling Questions — Mar 29, 2016 8:46:53 PM

Taking Risks — Mar 13, 2016 12:34:07 AM

One Little Spark — Feb 15, 2016 2:56:51 PM

Imagineering a DBQ — Jan 13, 2016 6:58:27 PM

Gamification: Mid-level Checkpoint — Jan 13, 2016 5:53:12 PM

Gamification: 60 days in (plus like 12) — Oct 23, 2015 8:40:35 PM

Gamification: 30 Days In — Sep 11, 2015 8:07:49 PM

Having a Great First Day — Aug 3, 2015 10:19:26 PM

PowerPoint Tips for Teachers — Jul 3, 2015 2:33:07 PM

The Multiplayer Classroom — Jun 27, 2015 3:45:50 PM

Reflecting and Projecting — Jun 8, 2015 4:17:54 PM

Top 10 Lessons of 14-15 Part 6 — Jun 5, 2015 4:28:36 PM

Top 10 Lessons of 14-15: Part 5 — Jun 4, 2015 4:54:04 PM

Top 10 Lessons of 2014-15 Part 4 — Jun 3, 2015 8:53:08 PM

Top 10 Lessons of 14-15 Part 3 — Jun 2, 2015 9:44:39 PM

Top 10 of 14-15 Part 2 — Jun 1, 2015 7:59:12 PM

Top 10 Lessons of 14-15 — May 31, 2015 2:36:00 AM

Learning Experiences — May 24, 2015 8:14:06 PM

Going out with a bang (also some booms) — May 18, 2015 10:09:28 PM

Pirate Unit: Day 1 — May 14, 2015 9:59:17 PM

Chopped Part 2 — Apr 27, 2015 10:26:22 PM

Let them all play! — Apr 24, 2015 12:51:24 AM

Chopped: Lesson Plan Edition — Apr 20, 2015 9:55:42 PM

Weigh the Evidence — Apr 15, 2015 10:17:50 PM

Questions Without Answers — Feb 23, 2015 11:30:14 PM

Experiential Exercises II — Feb 2, 2015 10:44:32 PM

Inspiration — Jan 27, 2015 11:30:16 PM

Stealing and The War of 1812 — Jan 15, 2015 12:12:34 AM

Experiential Excercises — Dec 2, 2014 11:09:54 PM

History Mystery: The Death of Meriwether Lewis — Nov 23, 2014 7:18:20 PM

Growth of a History Mystery — Nov 16, 2014 9:58:17 PM

Birth of a Sim... History Mystery! — Nov 12, 2014 11:42:30 PM

Simulations — Oct 18, 2014 12:56:54 AM

Trust, Kindness and Relationships — Oct 9, 2014 10:39:35 PM

More Evidence that Teaching is the Best Job in the World — Oct 3, 2014 12:46:42 AM

Teaching Bias with Movie Trailers — Sep 29, 2014 9:56:02 PM

DIY Classroom Research Station Using Cheap Cell Phones — Sep 25, 2014 6:22:59 PM

Choose Your Own Adventure — Sep 22, 2014 8:16:59 PM

History Mystery — Sep 17, 2014 10:00:55 PM

Gamifying the 13 Colonies — Sep 9, 2014 10:02:29 PM

WTE: Boston Massacre — Aug 27, 2014 10:07:28 PM

I Told You! — Aug 22, 2014 9:55:43 PM

Inquiry — Aug 19, 2014 9:58:19 PM

Accepting Failure — Aug 18, 2014 10:52:56 PM

Teaching Teamwork — Aug 13, 2014 9:47:16 PM

Teaching — Aug 12, 2014 10:22:17 PM

Shared Summaries — Aug 7, 2014 10:43:25 PM

Reflecting — Jun 23, 2014 4:03:20 PM

Sharing — May 8, 2014 6:48:25 PM

I Am Malala [Book] — Mar 25, 2014 12:46:27 AM

Is "Guess" a Bad Word? — Feb 18, 2014 8:41:53 PM

Maps! (Wait... what?!) — Jan 3, 2014 8:09:15 PM

New AssignmentS: Bracketology and Judgment — Dec 6, 2013 7:08:43 PM

Aurasma — Nov 19, 2013 10:33:54 PM

Horrible Histories — Nov 12, 2013 9:21:32 PM

Clustr Maps — Oct 17, 2013 10:28:03 PM

"Is this real?" — Oct 11, 2013 9:53:48 PM

Powtoon — Oct 8, 2013 7:21:34 PM

Everything Bad is Good for You (Book) — Sep 29, 2013 2:39:10 PM

Mankind: The Story of All of Us (DVD) — Sep 29, 2013 2:34:37 PM

Betterlesson.org — Sep 29, 2013 2:32:52 PM

Teach like a PIRATE — Sep 29, 2013 2:32:04 PM