Teaching Resources: Tutoring, Social Media and More

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Tweet When we think of teachers, we think of classrooms, instructions, lesson plans, etc. But a teacher is so much more than a mere presenter of information. A true teacher aims to inspire and motivate, to provide students with a better life through learning and education, to guide and advise. Good teachers know how to relate to […]

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Should Social Media Be a Course in Schools?

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Tweet Social Media has so many possibilities for educators and students alike on both a professional and personal level.  But with these opportunities comes responsibility.  Today, Ken Meyers brings this guest post that highlights some things to consider as we acknowledge and encourage the use of social media in our classrooms and beyond.  ~EMP As […]

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Growing Up Online: the Tidal Wave of Devices in the Classroom

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Tweet  A tech infused education is important, but so is some good old-fashioned face to face time.  Here is a great post from a guest blogger who shares her perspective on the matter.  Be sure to comment and let us know yours!  ~EMP As internet companies like Google and Bing grow from startups into institutions, […]

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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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Connecting with Others

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Tweet We connect in so many ways.  It seems like “connect” is a buzz word sometimes: connecting texts we read to experiences, connecting math concepts to real life, making connections with others. Social media is one way people connect and it seems like so many websites and online businesses want to take advantage of the potential […]

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Student Blogging – Piloting a Program

Tweet This week some students of mine have begun the blogging process.  They are very excited and so am I. Since the beginning of the school year, they have been writing in their “Reflection Journals” at the end of every day, reflecting on what they have learned in the various subjects and about themselves as […]

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Social Media and the Classroom

Tweet What a hot topic this is! Do you friend students on Facebook? Do you follow them on Twitter? Do you use social media to communicate with students and families? Do you even want to go there?  Some teachers do not and others say that friending students online is a natural extension of their job […]

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