Is it bad that…?

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Tweet Is it bad that now that our state testing is over I feel like a teacher again?  As my students were testing Tuesday and Wednesday, I was free to do some work.  As I sat at my desk, obliged to ignore any questions the students may have about the content of the test,  I […]

Reading slowly can help you concentrate and reduce stress levels

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Tweet There is no doubt that electronic gadgets have taken over our lives. It is not possible to walk down a street without seeing several people on their cell phones. Coffee shops and even restaurants frequently have people sat staring at their tablets or smart phone, checking their social media status. Being exposed to electronic […]

Why Coloring Matters

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Tweet “Garfield Goose 1953 book at home in castle” by Frazier Thomas. Copyright 1953 by Personality Features. – eBay item photo. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Garfield_Goose_1953_book_at_home_in_castle.jpg#/media/File:Garfield_Goose_1953_book_at_home_in_castle.jpg My kids are young and they enjoy art. They have a fine art teacher (a dear friend of mine), and that translates into enjoying art […]

Mathapalooza

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Tweet What is Mathapalooza? It is a rockin’ awesome idea that my 4th grade team came up with so that we could help motivate kids for the math MCAS testing coming up in mid May. Basically, we are mixing great music with all kinds of math concepts. It’s not arts integration necessarily, but we sure […]

Building Modern Artists: 3 ways to encourage creativity through tablets

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Tweet As mobile technology becomes an important platform for education, many educators are now maximizing devices for learning processes inside the classroom. Based on a 2014 research by Ofcom, one in three children owns a tablet device and that figure is expected to double in the coming years. A good tool for subject discussion, mobile […]

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Using Interactive Technology To Engage Children In Early Years

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Tweet Children using tech devices is a hot topic.  How much is too much?  How young is too young? Today, guest blogger, Rob James gives a perspective on the use of tech in the early years.  We would love to hear your opinions on the topic!  ~EMP Interactive technology can play a significant role in […]

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Should Education Turn To The Cloud?

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Tweet Turning to the Cloud is something that so many of us find ourselves doing in parts or in whole personally.  What benefits can the cloud bring to education?  Today’s guest blogger, Victor Daily discusses. ~EMP Is cloud computing really an effective solution for issues and problems faced by the educational institutions today? Can it […]

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Graduating with Tech

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Tweet Today, I want to share an infographic with you.  This comes from Hannah Edwards from LearnStuff.com and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.  She emailed me, excited to share these interesting facts about how the use of technology is rapidly growing in our schools.  I’m sure you will enjoy looking […]

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An Open Letter to Tech-Fearing Teachers Everywhere

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Tweet You are certain to enjoy today’s guest post from Neven Jurkovic.  He has written a letter for all tech-fearing teachers and has done so in a positive and motivating way.  So, for today’s post in this month’s tech series, consider how you might use his ideas and words to coax a colleague or even […]

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National Anthem Activities

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Tweet National Anthem project day is coming up quickly!  I love this day.  It is a great way to celebrate Patriotism and music as September 14 is the anniversary of the penning of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. The National Anthem project was started by MENC, the Music Educators National Convention in […]

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5 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers

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Tweet  We are kicking off the month’s series of techy posts with this great one by a guest blogger who writes about YouTube channels you will want to have at your fingertips.  Enjoy!  ~EMP YouTube is a fantastic resource for educators and students alike. There are hundreds of thousands of videos that teach you just […]

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Motivational Ideas On How To Boost A Child’s Passion For Learning Throughout The Entire School Year

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Tweet Here are some great ideas to mill around your head now and throughout the year.  Consider how they can be adapted to your own classroom and teaching situation and please add comments to share your ideas.  ~EMP As the start of the school year arrives, students fly through the classroom doors unsure of what […]

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Classroom Ideas for Just One Drum

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Tweet A drum can be powerful.  I love drums!  Although not a drummer (well, in my heart I think I am), I sure can beat on one. ;-)  How much fun would it be to bring the intensity and enjoyment that so many people have with drums into the classroom?  Here are some great ideas […]

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Social Media and Video Games: the New Textbooks

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Tweet Today’s guest post is an interesting point of view about how social media (SM) and video games can help teachers and students.  Of course, we at The Inspired Classroom believe firmly in making sure students of all ages are online and gaming with parental supervision and are monitored so that their screen time is […]

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