About Jenna Smith

Jenna is an online blogger who most often covers topics she is passionate about such as personal finance, education, and career! When Jenna is not writing she is riding her bike or reading blogs! Jenna has been covering topics online for a few years now and writes most of her finance articles for paidtwice.com
Website: http://www.paidtwice.com
Jenna Smith has written 8 articles so far, you can find them below.


Three Non-Academic Barriers to Entering College

Tweet It’s not about the grades. Every high school graduate has the grades to enter college at some level. Though at its lowest point in a long time, 65% of high school graduates move on to college. That means more than a third of those who theoretically made the grade, didn’t even bother to go. […]

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Understanding Common Core and Educating Our Students

Tweet By now you have probably heard about the Common Core State Standards learning model. If you have somehow been living in educator darkness, it is a means to standardize language arts and mathematics lessons across the country so that students will have expected learning goals for each grade level – from kindergarten to twelfth […]

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Teaching Resources: Tutoring, Social Media and More

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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Creative Motivation: Keep Your Students Interested

Tweet Sure, students are coming back to school and may be naturally motivated by a new school year, but here are some great thoughts and ideas of how to keep that going throughout.  ~EMP Every student learns a little bit differently. As a teacher you are well versed in this. You also know how hard […]

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Integrating Arts and Tech Simultaneously: Four Lesson Ideas

Tweet Many teachers support both arts and tech integration. However, they don’t realize the two subjects can be integrated together. They become trapped thinking arts integration is analog and tech integration is digital; the former is fingerpainting, making music and dancing while the latter is calculating, researching and programming. However, there are numerous ways to […]

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Designing Digital Comic Books 101

Tweet Today, we have a guest blogger who is sharing some knowledge about designing a comic book.  Enjoy!  ~EMP If you are interested in visual art in any form, it is likely that you spent your childhood admiring the art inside your comic books. For me personally, comics were the first substantial artwork I ever […]

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The Path To College

Tweet The school year is over for most students but that doesn’t mean education stops. Summer is the perfect time to hone your best subjects and improve on the rest. For many younger students, this means a few review worksheets but for many high school students the focus is on the future. This means preparing […]

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Trapper Keepers of the Future

Tweet By now, it is almost axiomatic that new technologies such as tablets and laptops improve classroom performance. A good portion of those performance gains are due to the following: internet connectivity better note taking a higher degree of engagement multimedia learning tools, etc. But that only tells one part of the story. The overlooked benefit of new technology […]

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