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  • Get Cracking

              Ever consider using the plastic eggs for class activities? Take advantage of after Easter sales to pick some up for next year!  The suggested activities have been tried and were...
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    • 15 Spring and Summer PD Opportunities

      Laura Devaney from eSchoolNews has formulated a great list of 15 PD opportunities for educators. I hope you have the chance to participate in one of these events: ASCD’s one-day Common Core institutes, covering ...
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      • Understanding Mistakes

        It seems that some tend to forget that learning often follows mistakes.  Too many mistakes result in failure.  The saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" (W.E. Hickson) is no longer the mant...
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        • Honoring the Process of Learning in the Classroom

          Making Learning A Process That Honors Change by Terry Heickr It’s more than merely “understanding” or not, and grasping changing contexts for that understanding. It’s also about becoming more a...
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          • 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

            14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools posted by Ingvi H. Omarsson (Icelandic Educator) is an easy and enlightening read.  The list of 14 things could easily become a guide for current school adminis...
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            • Three Things They Didn't Teach You in Education School

              New Teachers: Three Things They Didn't Teach You in Education School Vicki Davis with Dana Dunnan Dana Dunnan went to one of the finest education schools in the country, yet he feels there is much he was not taught....
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              • Problem Solving and Visual Patterns - Fawn Nguyen

                I had the opportunity to attend our South Dakota Math and Science Conference Feb. 6-8 and wanted to share the work of one of our guest speakers. Fawn Nguyen (pronounced win) teaches math at Mesa Union Junior High in s...
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                • Keep the Conversation Going

                  Whether you have attended a recent professional development opportunity provided by your school or school district or have attended a national conference, you need to keep the conversation going. Here are a few sugges...
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                  • Using Poster Sessions as a Class Strategy

                    When I saw the poster sessions at FETC 2014 in Orlando, I immediately realized it would be a useful strategy for the classroom.   What is a poster session?  Poster sessions are informal, used at meetings an...
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                    • Celebrate Christmas with our Content Partners

                      I wanted to wish each and everyone a very Merry Christmas!!   I was trying to think of a way to include our Thinkfinity Content Partners and so I typed Christmas as the keyword and this is just the first page of...
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                      • Three Ideas For Setting Up Your Classroom

                        It's a new year and I thought you might enjoy reading and watching videos from the Teaching Channel to consider Three Ideas for Setting Up Your Classroom. Teaching Channel is one of my favorite places to find great vi...
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                        • College, Career & Civic Life

                          Dr. Kathy Swan recently shared information during a webinar on Achieving C3 Recorded Webinar.  During the presentation, Dr. Swan shared C3 Teachers which is an open and collaborative website for teachers to inter...
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                          • Live Webinar: An Exploration of 21st Century Social Studies

                            Live Webinar: Achieving the C3: An Exploration into 21st Century Social Studies with Dr. Kathy Swan  Save this date: December 17, 2013 at 4pm ET Participants may sign in to this live webinar at 4pm ET by clickin...
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                            • Reading ResourceReadWorks - The Solution to Reading Comprehension

                              Dear Teachers, You asked and we listened. For the past several months we have been busy adding reading comprehension passages and question sets for 7th and 8th grade. New texts are leveled from Lexile 710 to Lexile 1...
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                              • Great American Teach-In: Helping kids stay safe

                                I'll be presenting at the GATI event this year at a middle school where I worked as the Technology Specialist.  I wanted to use the opportunity to speak to the kids about being safe online.  However, I also ...
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                                • Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks

                                  Third Twitter Chat - Going Mobile EdChat: Authentic Tasks November 12, 2013, 8 p.m. ET Authentic tasks require students to demonstrate proficiency by applying existing knowledge to solve a real-world problem. Engagi...
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                                  • It's July and teachers' thoughts are turning to...

                                    Although you may have ended that title sentence with something about relaxing at the beach, good books to be read, or the joy of sleeping late, it won't be long before concerns about the upcoming school year begin cre...
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                                    • 6 Ways to Utilize Thinkfinity this Summer  

                                      Thinkfinity is available anytime and anywhere.  Just download the free Thinkfinity apps and any of the Content Partner Apps.  Here are 6 ways to utilize Thinkfinity this summer.     &nbs...
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                                      • Heading Back to School

                                        Here are a few things running through my mind as I recall the start to a school year.  This will be the first time in 39 years that I do not head back to school when summer ends.  Perhaps you will find somet...
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                                        • Helping Students Manage Time

                                          There are many posts regarding this topic. I didn't realize there were so many until I conducted a research Google search.  324,000,000 results to my query.  Wow, I'd spend a lot of time if I had to review a...
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