Book Review: Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom

I just finished Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by fellow Apple Distinguished Educator Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.  This awesome read is full of great tips for integrating technology into your classroom.  It includes lesson ideas, anchor charts and tons of action items that make it a great choice for elementary school teachers…

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HowStuffWorks App: Articles, Videos and Podcasts for iOS & Android

HowStuffWorks is an awesome app from the folks at HowStuffWorks.com.  Just like the website, the HowStuffWorks app for iOS and Android gives users easy access to articles, videos, podcasts, quizzes and more.  Students and teachers can view videos or listen to podcasts straight from their mobile device.  There are also articles that provide information to readers on…

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H&R Block Budget Challenge and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

A core component of college and career readiness is an understanding of financial literacy.  These essential real world skills can be strengthened with the online resources developed by H&R Block.  Their Budget Challenge and accompanying lesson plans are terrific resources for teachers looking to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum.  The H&R Block Budget Challenge simulation replicates real life…

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