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

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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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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.

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

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Access TONS of Free Digital Content via @EDpuzzle and Personalize It for Your Class!

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Access TONS of Content & Remix It to Fit Your Class! - add your voice throughout the video & insert questions to check for understanding - Education is about building a relationship with your students.

With @ClassDojo you can NOW send private messages, share photos, & voice notes to parents & students!

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New Flagship ClassDojo App Enables Teacher­-Parent Partnerships to Help Students Achieve their Greatest Potential - click here to connect now for free - I''ve blogged about ClassDojo for a number of years. In fact, I was one of their first users when they were just starting up in 2011.

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.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

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.

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.

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.

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality with @Aurasma - A Complete How-To Guide!

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Classroom this post is read best via a desktop due to the embedded video content Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.

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.

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

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Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience.

[ALL Educators] Sign Up for the Classroom Cribs Challenge Now! #classroomcribs

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The 2015 Classroom Cribs Challenge is now open! Remember MTV Cribs? We thought, what if that same concept of Cribs…met the classroom! From August 25th to October 4th (extended submission) we’ll be running a challenge that anyone can join. Here’s the details: 1.

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.

7 Ways to Creatively Ask Questions in the Classroom Using iPads!

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The Answer Pad I started using Go Interactive from The Answer Pad last year. I LOVE it! What I love most is that I don''t have to change the way I teach, alter my curriculum, or jump through hoops to use the technology. I simply ask questions as I''m teaching and the students reply just like always.

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How You Can Encourage Teamwork in Any Elementary Classroom

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TeamWork Made Easy - Thanks to ClassDojo ~ It's never about the tool itself. it's how you use it ~ I've used ClassDojo for a number of years in a number of ways. What I love about ClassDojo is they're always evolving. This is a company that truly listens to their users and builds what they need.

BEST Back to School App for ALL Teachers!

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Connect with Your Class via Remind It''s never about "the app" but rather what is done with the application that makes it so special.

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.

TONS of Classroom Design Ideas for Setting Up Your Cozy Learning Space!

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Thinking About ReDesigning Your Space This Summer? - 3 rich resources for all of your design needs - The layout and design of any space can impact the mood and productivity for the individuals intended to use the area.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

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Product Review : Close Reading from Snap! Learning - click here to visit their site - What is it? The SNAP Close Reading Portfolio was developed to assist teachers from grades 2-8 in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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.

Leveled Math Practice for Pre-K - Algebra 2 and ELA Support for 2nd - 6th on the iPad and Web!

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IXL: New Writing Pad Feature I recently had the pleasure of visiting my good friends from IXL while I was keynoting the awesome state technology conference in Nebraska, NETA. I stopped by their booth to say hello.

[New Release] Award Winning Author, Maria Dismondy, Launches her NEW children's book (a must have)!

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Check out Maria''s Amazing Book and Explore Her Fun Blog Tour - click here to see this book on Amazon - I''m so excited to share my dear friend''s new book with all of you! Maria is a brilliant children''s author who really captures the ability to build empathy in young children.

5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Studying

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5 Free and Fun Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying I always give my Scholastic posts a lot of thought. My goal is to make each week''s post meaningful and relatable to what is going on in my own classroom. I am writing reports this week, and this time of the year tends to be full of assessments.

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Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind [Register NOW] #PLS15

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Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind #PLS15 November 14-15, 2015 This two-day high-energy conference will empower school leadership teams to explore how personalized learning experiences directly correlates with a student’s and a teacher’s growth mindset.

50+ Free Interactive Games for Elementary

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ABCya: The Leader in Education Computer Games for Kids! over 50 games for EACH grade level ~ ABCya.com is My FAVORITE website for elementary learning! There is not a day that goes by in our classroom where we don''t pop on the site for at least five minutes. The children enjoy the games so much.

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.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

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MACUL Pre-K - 12 Michigan Teacher of the Year Special Offer for Kleinspiration Readers: Where are you going this summer? Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences.

6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces #intelEdu2in1

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6 Reasons the Intel 2 in 1 is the Perfect Fit for Effectively Designed Blended Learning Spaces As a current classroom teacher, I can attest to the importance of smart classroom design along with finding resources that support what happens within your space.

An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers: The 2015 Teacher Anchor

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An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers - click here to see Chandra's amazing products - Hi Kleinspiration readers! My name is Chandra and I own the shop and blog C. Jayne Teach !

TONS of #RightDevice Tech Resources from @IntelEDU 's New Learning Community to Support Teachers!

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I was recently contacted by Intel, a technology company that hopes to assist educators all over the world with their newest technological advancements and devices.

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.

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.

Guest post: Share the story of your classroom with parents

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I can recite the names of all my elementary school teachers as easily as I can go through the letters in the alphabet. My parents, on the other hand, don’t remember a single one of my educators. And I certainly don’t blame them! They met with my teachers twice per year: back-to-school night and parent-teacher night. They checked the boxes and moved on.

Use @BoomWriter_ to Inspire Creative Writing in Your Class!

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BoomWriter: Collaborative Storytelling for Classrooms This Spring I will work with my students to create a collaborative story via BoomWriter. I am excited to go through the process since I have heard fabulous remarks about this site.

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