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Aug 29

Your Child’s Next Field Trip May be Virtual

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Your child’s next field trip may not require a permission slip or a brightly-colored t-shirt that matches his classmates. It may not require any traveling at all, and yet he or she might be interacting with people and places on the other side of the world.
Skype in the Classroom uses technology to…

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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Aug 26

The Adventures of Library Girl: 27 Ways To Make This the Best Year Ever!

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Created for Learning: 18 Things to Consider When Decorating Your Secondary Classroom

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App makes bulletin boards come alive at Green school - New Jersey Herald

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"The bulletin boards throughout Green Hills School may look normal — with colorful paper and pictures covering them — but hover a tablet or smartphone loaded with a special app over them and they turn into learning tools, complete with videos and interactive lessons.

“I didn’t want there to be all these passive areas throughout the school,” Superintendent John Nittolo said. “I wanted there to be chances for people to interact, to manipulate, to find info that changes so it’s not static.”

The brainchild of Louis Rossi, the school’s mathematics and ThinkSTEM coach, each bulletin board — technically known as “Augmented Reality Interactive Boards” — gives students an opportunity to learn away from the classroom.”


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The app is FREE!


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10 iPad Features Every iPad Owner Should Know - Teaching with iPad

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"Are you relatively new to iPads in the classroom? Are you looking for some tips to help you navigate the new iOS 7? Today we take a look at 10 Features Every iPad Owner Should Know, so that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to shine in front of your students."


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Very useful information!


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Aug 24

Attention Science Teachers: Here’s How Superheroes Work - Edudemic

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Sometimes, the things that will lure students to be interested in a particular subject isn’t found in the material itself, but in related topics that they might not necessarily know are related. Science and math tend to be the subjects that crawl to the top of that list most often. Kids may be fascinated by …

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How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic presents 8 tips that teachers can implement to better accommodate the learning needs of the dyslexic students

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How To Care for Introverts/Extroverts - Introvert’s Dilemma | Introvert’s Dilemma

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How to care for Introverts: respect their privacy, never embarrass them in public, let them observe first in new situations…. plus 9 more.

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Aug 23

Gates Back to School: August 22-24 2014

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This back-to-school season, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to celebrate teachers and recognize the amazing work they do.

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This back-to-school season, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to celebrate teachers and recognize the amazing work they do. To help make sure classrooms have what they need, the Foundation is offering to fund 50% of nearly any project on DonorsChoose.org — if citizen philanthropists like you provide the rest.

Curious what inspired Bill and Melinda Gates to underwrite the first site-wide match offer on DonorsChoose.org? Read Bill Gates’s post explaining why.

This offer is only available until Sunday, August 24th, so support a classroom project today! Just click “Get Started” below to find a project that inspires you. Or click “Pick a project for me” to have us select a high-need classroom.

Let’s make this the best back-to-school teachers and students have ever had!


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Aug 18

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50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in July | OEDB.org

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Library stories and news articles flourished this summer including these fifty resources discussing everything from Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service t

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Great assortment of stories and many can be  modified for classroom libraries.


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Aug 17

26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Aug 15

weareteachers:

From How to Inspire Student Writers 
http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2014/08/11/teacher-helpline-what-are-some-fun-ways-to-inspire-student-writers-

weareteachers:

From How to Inspire Student Writers 

http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2014/08/11/teacher-helpline-what-are-some-fun-ways-to-inspire-student-writers-