Educational Tablet Apps Fit for a Classroom

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Tweet The theme of tech seems to be reoccurring these weeks and why not?  There are so many great resources out there for teachers to use.  Here’s a guest post that focuses on apps that may work for you.  Try them out and tell us what you think of them.  ~EMP The tablet is a […]

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Progressive Tech Skills For The Classroom

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Tweet Our guest post today is from Jenna Smith who reminds us of some important technology skills students need. Sometimes we overlook the basics (word processing) or ignore what we think students already have a handle on (social media), but it’s becoming our responsibility to take these on.  ~EMP Since so many jobs incorporate technology, […]

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5 of the Best Online Learning Resources

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Tweet With trillions of websites on the Internet, there are a lot of educational resources floating around out there that you may have never heard of. Whether you want to learn about the Civil War or get the answer to a  complicated math problem, there’s probably a resource out there that can help you. Since […]

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Getting Students Blogging Online – a rundown of blogging features

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Tweet The next step to getting students to blog after showing them the process with paper blogs and assuring students’ safety online is to get them onto their own blog!  I am using Kidblog.org.  Many of my PLN use this as well.  It is proven to be a safe site, is teacher friendly and can […]

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Computer Literacy is as Important for Students as it is for Teachers

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Tweet Today, we bring you a guest post from Elaine Hirsch.  Here she discusses the importance of teacher training in technology and the importance of making sure tech training is in the schools for students too. ~EMP The Indiana Department of Education recently reported a series of Classroom Innovation Grants from state businesses designed to […]

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Students Blogging Safely Online

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Tweet My students are now blogging online!  It’s quite exciting.  We started by working through the blogging concept and process using paper blogs and a week later, we put those same ideas on our class blog. But first, we needed to make sure we were safe!  In fact, I first had to have multiple meetings […]

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Making Paper Blogs to Prepare for the Online Experience

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Tweet I’ve decided to take my students on a fun-filled blogging journey for the last few weeks of school.  In some ways I think I might be crazy trying to do this in such little time, but my guts are telling me to, “Just do it!”  I’m glad I listened! I decided to start as […]

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Using YouTube to Supplement Lessons

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Tweet In the spirit of the end of year and potentially trying something new, we bring you a guest post about how to use YouTube with your teaching.  If you’ve tried it or not, here are some great ideas.  And we welcome your comments on other ideas and challenges of how to bring YouTube into […]

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5 Reasons to Add Technology to Your Classroom

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Tweet It seems like a simple notion. Technology is an enormous part of contemporary life, why wouldn’t it be incorporated as part of education? But some school systems just don’t appear to grasp the concept. A portion of the problem is monetary – technology is costly. Another portion is the foreignness. The teachers don’t know […]

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