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.

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