#MakeItReal Moment Number 10

Mixed Messages Mistakes happen all the time. I love taking the opportunity to learn from mistakes, and helping my students do the same. In fact, I’ve encouraged teachers to ONLY USE PEN on math problems! (What?!?!? Is he crazy?) You see, when students make a mistake on a math problem, …

Powerful Partner Extension for Slides Sorter…Hide Slides!

Hide Slides Chrome Extension According to the same valid statistical survey I recently made up, everybody loves Google Slides…everybody. Being web based, it’s easy to add videos, images, items from your google drive, find templates, and take Google’s own suggestions for display themes through their Explore function. But sometimes, as …

For Those About To Rock

For Those About To Rock… A guest post by Laura Steinbrink I’m excited to have Laura share her experience of running with an idea, taking it to new levels, and truly modeling the #MakeItReal message. Read her post below and share your comments with us here and on twitter with …

Eclipsing Learning

You Forgot To #MakeItReal Leadership can either help open the eyes of teachers and students to the learning opportunities that surround them, or they can completely cover those opportunities up and literally eclipse their potential value in a school.  Yesterday was the Great American Total Solar Eclipse-O-Rama of 2017. You …

#MakeItReal Moment Number 8

A Prompt Reply When you read the writing of past and current authors and poets, you often see that they are just describing the reality in front of them, only using words so flawlessly that the description transcends the reality itself. I felt like the reality in front of me …

Fidget Spinner Follow Up

Fidget Spinners Post = Tons of Great Ideas! If you haven’t read my most recent #MakeItReal Moment about Fidget Spinners, either look farther down the webpage or check it out here. To make a long story short, I’m against banning what kids love to do and all for finding creative …

#MakeItReal Moment: Number 6

Pyramid Scheme For today’s #MakeItReal Moment, I present to you…Yesterday’s Foxtrot Cartoon, by Bill Amend. Question 1: How many levels of the pyramid scheme are necessary before crossing the Million Stone threshold? Question 2: How big would each “stone” have to be to actually be able to build one of …

#MakeItReal Moment: Number 5

Is This For Real? Do you know who DanTDM is? For my #MinecraftEDU people out there, that’s likely a resounding YES! For other minecrafters, probably a YES as well. But if you don’t follow Minecraft, or especially follow it on Youtube, you might not know who DanTDM is. Here’s a …