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John Hardison is an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC). Follow him on Twitter: @JohnHardison1

PearDeck: A Fruitful EdTech Tool

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This interactive website and Google Drive app adds interactivity to any slideshow by integrating free-text responses, multiple choice answers, freehand drawing renditions, drag-and-drop indicators, overlapping visuals, and even YouTube videos. Mixed in with other fruitful classroom activities during the school year, PearDeck will definitely help produce student engagement and, ultimately, acquired knowledge.

6 Steps Taken By An Indecisive Squirrel And A Creative Teacher

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Perhaps it sounds a bit nutty, but I believe two of the most mesmerizing sights are that of an indecisive squirrel scurrying to cross a street and a passionately creative teacher immersed in her craft. In fact, I believe these two actions are nearly identical in nature.

Slow Jam The Poem: A Jimmy Fallon Inspired Lesson Plan

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What do you get when you cross Jimmy Fallon with a creative Language Arts class? An awesome "Slow Jam The Poem" lesson plan. Fallon is just too talented. In fact, I believe he could do just about anything sometimes like be a high school educator. If that was the case, his lesson plan would look like this.

The Ghosts of Education

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There is one way to make me, a seasoned educator of eighteen years, elevate fear to an uncomfortable level and switch from boxer briefs to Depends for Men. Unfinished business.

All About That App, ‘Bout That App, No Trouble

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By: John Hardison. A list of must-have apps, that will inevitably change overtime, but reflects the reality that acquiring the necessary skills for careers requires a combination of several tools to fashion a future that is both fulfilling and fruitful.

MoveNote: A Very Noteworthy #EdTech App

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Introducing, MoveNote. A noteworthy tool that can be used flip the classroom, practice presenting, share best practices and teach from a distance.

Hut 1, Hut 2: Literature Class on a Football Field

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Have you discovered your classroom to be a bit too confined for creativity? Just head to the football field. Go long!

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