I didn’t know how to make coffee when I first started teaching. Another, more experienced teacher, had to show me how. I learned a lot of life skills from those who came before me, not the least of which was how to make strong (and essential) coffee.
Sometimes you just need to see how others have used a tool or process to great success in their classroom. Sometimes that is all it takes to unloose a torrent of ideas for your own classroom or school. Have at them.
How can students make things that matter to them? One way is to give them ownership of the process. This article tackles the topic head on!
The transformative idea of the internet is the hyperlink. With it, you can link two ideas, two people, or simply two parts of a document together. Here are some great suggestions for how to use the internal linking of Google Docs to create great things!