ThinkCERCA’s Social Impact Challenge: Critical Thinking & Real-World Problems

ThinkCERCA is on a mission to help students build the confidence and skills they need to express their ideas effectively while becoming more engaged, empathetic citizens. Its third annual Social Impact Challenge launched last week. This challenge is designed to deepen this kind of learning by encouraging students to learn about the world of social impact. Students submit their ideas […]

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MobyMax Personalized Learning Curriculum for K-8 Students

Are you looking for a K-8 curriculum? MobyMax offers a personalized learning curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Designed for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade, MobyMax provides students with personalized and blended learning resources. MobyMax includes curriculum support in different subject areas including math, writing, science, social studies, reading and state test preparation. MobyMax also offers curriculum […]

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5 Apps for Student Sports Lovers with Curriculum Connections

Looking for student sports apps? Discovering the interests of your students is one of the most important tasks of teachers. If you know what students are excited about, it’s much easier to figure out how to turn a lesson into an engaging learning activity. Students who love sports follow stories of favorite athletes, know their teams’ […]

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4 Ways to Create an Authentic Audience for Students

Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to talk to teachers across the country about the ways they are turning their students into creators. Digital tools make it easier than ever for our student creators to share their work with the world beyond the classroom. When I share how to use my favorite tools, […]

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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts

  Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium. You can access podcasts through iTunes and the Podcast app […]

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How-To Build an Evidence-Based Argument in Six Simple Steps

If you’re like me, you know that one of the most important things a teacher can do is to train students in how to analyze problems and effectively propose solutions or demonstrate understanding. It’s a complex task, but one that lends itself to lifelong expertise in critical thinking and problem-solving for the students who can […]

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Language Learning App Question It for Students on iPads

The iPad is a powerful educational tool for students with special needs. A language learning app can be a game changer for students.  Question It is designed to help children learn what type of word answers can be given to different questions.  It starts with simple sentences and moves to paragraphs as students practice answering.  This app uses […]

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5 Teacher Tips for Shelfie Book Recommendations

Forget a selfie, try a shelfie! When I scroll through my Twitter feed I love seeing shelfies posted by the people I follow. A shelfie is snapshot of someone holding a favorite book or sharing the books sitting on their bookshelf. This concept can be integrated into a variety of reading activities including shelfie book […]

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6 Favorite Kid-Friendly Podcasts for Classrooms and Families

Looking for kid-friendly podcasts? Podcasts are a fantastic way for learners of all ages to explore new topics. As adults, we might listen to a podcast as part of your daily commute or workout routine, but these audio clips can also inspire young learners. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio […]

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6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow

One of my most popular posts this year has been a list of my favorite apps for Google Cardboard (check it out here). With this super cool and affordable headset, you can easily bring virtual reality into your classroom. Although we can easily get caught up in the wow or gimmick factor of this technology, […]

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