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One App for ALL Your Parent Communication!

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Finally an app that isn’t “one more thing…” It is “THE thing!”. As an educational blogger, I get to learn about and share many exciting products with my audience. However, as a classroom teacher, I am skeptical about which products I choose to share with my readers.

A NEW Fun and Easy Way to Create Videos in the Classroom!

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I’ve spent a good part of my time in the classroom before Spring Break making videos with my students using MySimpleShow, a new way to creatively craft content into brief, engaging videos.

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How EduKids Connect Systems Increases Productivity in Early Ed Classrooms

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As an elementary teacher and a mom of two school kids, I usually have too many things to do and tasks to accomplish within a 24 hour day. So I can’t afford being disorganized and unproductive, as you might imagine.

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Does Your School Offer Enough P.E.? These Statistics Will Shock You! #ProtectPE #ad

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How Important Is Physical Education In Schools? Offering the opportunity for adequate physical activity within the school day is a topic I’m very passionate about.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Enter to WIN a Full Year to #ScholasticPrintables Now!

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I’m excited to announce a wonderful give-away from Scholastic Printables ! We are offering a full year subscription to a Kleinspiration reader. Scholastic Printables give you instant, unlimited access to thousands of skills sheets, activities, lesson plans and more.

Beneylu School: The Digital Classroom You Will Love!

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As an ed tech teacher, I am always in search of good new tools to complement classroom teaching and make learning more efficient, interactive and fun.

4 Major Reasons To Attend Edu Events

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My readers must have already realized how much I prioritize high-quality educational events. Looking back at the long career path I passed as an educator, I must confess I owe much to the large number of educational events I attended. They helped me become who I am today.

3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom

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image credit: @rosscoops31 - click to check out Bing in the Classroom - 3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom Helping students to be more independent learners is important in today's classrooms. However, letting go of complete control can be challenging.

Redesigning Your Classroom? Here’s One Must Have Book To Set You Apart!

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I’m so excited to announce the release of our NEW book! It is time for the desks to lose and the children to win. Bring hope, joy, and positive energy back into the daily work of the classroom.

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

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For nearly a decade, I’ve been using Scholastic News Magazines in my classroom. Not only do I love the the rich teaching ideas and content, but my students can’t get enough!

5 Ways To Avoid Summer Slide For Elementary Students

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Any educator knows autumn is the season when we have to restart everything from the beginning. Even the most adept kids show regression since they did nothing but play throughout the summer.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

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3 Ways to Encourage Parent Involvement in Classroom

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Any educator will agree parents are the most important partners in a child’s education. Students, whose parents are involved in learning processes, tend to demonstrate better academic performance and behavioral patterns.

Touch Typing Made Easy With KidzType

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I cannot emphasize enough the importance of typing skills for anyone and especially our growing kids. Already today, it is highly unlikely to start a career without proper touch typing skills, which is why it is essential to help our kids get a hang on touch typing early on. What is touch typing?

When Students Design Their School: If You Give a Kid a LEGO, He's Going to Ask For.

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What if students could design their own learning spaces? I've been traveling the country speaking on the power of a student's voice in his or her own educational experience along with the need for transforming learning spaces in today's schools.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

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What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. I was fortunate that during my first year of teaching my principal strongly believed in growing new teacher's skills and confidence.

How To Make Grading Kids An Enjoyable Process?

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Let’s accept it, grading is the most difficult part of teaching. You must have spent many nights in front of a pile of papers with a big cup of coffee to carry you through the night. As if not enough, you have to do plagiarism check or make comments on each paper.

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Save Your Seat: #STEAM & Arts Online Conference (8 PD Hours 15+ Sessions)

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How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning

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Collaborative Project Based Learning with Analytics - click here to try Ignite Teaching - I firmly believe each teacher must start integrating technology at the point where he or she is most comfortable. I'm often asked, "How I do it all." My answer is simple: I start small.

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14 Ways to Make Teachers, Students, AND Parents Happy with Just One Tool!

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Finally a Tool and Resource to Fit Everyone's Needs ~ appoLearning Collections ~ click here to get started As a classroom teacher, I'm always on the look out for resources that will help my students in class and support the work they do at home as well.

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5 Ways to Boost Technological Literacy In Classroom

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Any educator will agree summer is the perfect time for looking back over previous year and revising your teaching methods! As such, boosting technological competency in classroom is my priority this year. I strongly believe any educator is responsible for it.

The Homework Help Desk: Amazing [FREE] Interactive Resource to Help Kids and Parents!

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A Must Have Resource for All Parents - I made 2 brief videos below - As I attempt to catch up on mass amounts of unread email, I enjoy browsing the various resources that come through my inbox.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents

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Staples Made a $1 Million Donation to DonorsChoose.org and Is Encouraging Customers to Donate In-Stores or Online. When I received a call asking if I’d help spread the word about the partnership between Staples, Inc., DonsorChoose.org, and Katy Perry, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

3 Ways Teachers Can Make The Most Of The Summer Break

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No matter how impatient students are about summer vacation, teachers deserve it the most. We taught and learned all year round; now it’s high time to have a rest and regain energy for coming academic year.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

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Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do!

Feed Your Student's Brains with @brainfeedapp: The Pandora For Knowledge

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Product Review : Brainfeed - click here to visit their site - A recent study by Common Sense Media found that the percent of children with access to a smart mobile device has jumped from half (52%) to three-quarters (75%).

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Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

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Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2015 with inspiring educators from around the country.

5 Apps to Share Class Work!

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My Terrific Three Apps for the Elementary Classroom As a working parent, sometimes it is difficult to sign up for volunteer dates. So, when I have the chance to see what''s happening inside the class or on field trips, I treasure those moments.

Check out the NEW site: ClassroomCribs AND see How-To Set Up Brain-Friendly, Beautiful Learning Spaces!

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Free Classroom Design Webinar: I would love for you to join me on Tuesday, July 29th at 3pm ET for a free webinar all on setting up your classroom learning space. Prior to going into teaching, I studied Interior Design. Paying close attention to how we set up our spaces is very important.

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Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!

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3 Ways to Rock Your Classroom Library!

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Classroom Library Tools If you are a Scholastic.com user, most likely you know about Book Wizard and what an amazing tool it is for finding and leveling books. Recently, Scholastic developed a mobile version for the iPhone and is currently working towards a version for the iPad.

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

Guess What. @GoNoodle is Hoppin' - Must Have Fun for Back to School (l.o.v.e)!

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Using GoNoodle Brain Breaks for Motivation and Classroom Engagement - click here to connect and start having fun - ** Get a GoNoodle T-Shirt. enter below. scroll down! ** GoNoodle is one of my favorite new sites I''ve ever shared on Kleinspiration. I love it for many reasons.

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Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

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Stay Organized All Year Long - click here to see samples from the T e a c h e r A n c h o r - * scroll all the way down for a give-away * I''ve been following Chandra Jayne on Instagram for a while, so I was quite familiar with her teaching products.

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A Helpful Resource to Support Close Reading in the Classroom via Snap!Learning

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Taking a Closer Look at Close Reading - click here to take a look - I''ve had the pleasure of speaking across the country on a variety of literacy topics, mostly focused on reading and writing workshop.

EdTechTeam Maryland Summit Featuring Google for Education [Register Now] w/ @adambellow @kleinerin @kylepace

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How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

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If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more.

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