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Digital Classroom Management

Digital Classroom Management

Ever have a great technology lesson that flopped?  Even with our best efforts, we see it as failure simply because of the classroom management.  I wrote a post on being a GEEK: Great Educators Engage Kids!  You can't engage kids effectively, unless you incorporate key classroom management techniques! Recently, I…

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Lego In Literature

Lego in Literature

Its that time of year again, when I'm picking up Legos off the floor and packing up my school bag. From SAHM to working mom, all in one week. But this year, I'm excited to bring some of those Lego lessons with me. I've done some research on using Lego…

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Every-Day-Edits to Build Language Skills

Every-Day-Edits, are single paragraph, grammar exercises that contain ten  grammar mistakes that involve the following: comma rules, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, apostrophe usage, and occasionally run-on sentences. Regardless of the country, or the language, grammar is the foundation of communication. Additionally, Every-Day Edits can be used with students in fourth grade,…

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Back To School Games

Back To School Games

It’s August first and teachers across this country are in an excited panic for a brand new school year! One of my favorite things about teaching is having the opportunity to start over each year. New ideas, new classroom setup, new activities, new EVERYTHING! I find it exhilarating! This year,…

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Why Digital Literacy Matters?

Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency, but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. - Doug Belshaw, educational researcher What is digital literacy? Digital literacy requires a variety of strategies and skills. In exploring what digital literacy is, we must…

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Content Literacy In Math

Content Literacy in Math

As educators, we are aware of the importance of proper literacy skills our students need to acquire within their time spent in our classrooms. Teachers across the entire curriculum spectrum realize that they are responsible for producing learners who possess the literacy skills needed for the 21st Century. Literacy is…

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