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Encouraging Creative Writing With Bookcreator

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Today education technology is on its peak and will continue to evolve as we leverage technology solutions in every aspect of our lives. Education is no exception. There are a ton of useful edtech solutions available for both teachers and students to take advantage of.

Sony’s KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM Learning

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STEAM learning has never been as important as it is today. With the rapid evolution of hardware and software technology there is now a huge shift towards artificial intelligence and robotics in every industry.

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3 Reasons to Use EduKids Connect in Early Ed Classrooms

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Early childhood programs have an important role in preparing children to elementary school and encouraging their love for learning. As a teacher you want your little ones to not only eat and sleep well, but also learn and grow. But working with kids is no easy task.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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 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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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

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

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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.

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.

Characters Come to Life in the Point and Play Maker Box for Creative Kids!

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Get Qurious is an interactive play-based experience for children ages 4-9. The Maker Box takes the classic Three Little Pigs story and brings it to life with its engaging, interactive app, story cards, pretend play masks, sticker book, and puzzle.

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.

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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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!

How Technology is Transforming the Way Students Feel About Learning

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This was a sponsored post. All views are my own. Nowadays it’s expected that one can request a wi-fi password when visiting a local coffee shop. Throughout the day we use our devices more than we may realize for a number of productivity tasks and entertainment outlets.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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.

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.

The One Private, Social Network for Your School Community!

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* click here to sign up today*.

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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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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.

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.

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.

Educators Across the Country Challenge the @FCC to Bring #Internet4Schools to ALL of Our Kids!

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40 Million K-12 Students Do Not Have the Level of Internet They Need in Schools The Federal Communications Commission, FCC, is considering expanding access for kids across the country.

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Instantly Message with Parents via the NEW @ClassDojo Messenger App!

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ClassDojo Messenger I''m so excited to share with Kleinspiration friends that TODAY ClassDojo launches a brand new app, ClassDojo Messenger. This new app allows you to connect with your student''s parents with ease, throughout the day!

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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Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

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How Are You Thinking About Educational Design? Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* The Classroom Perspective : As you enter our elementary classroom, your eyes are first drawn to the golden letters that spell READ.

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.

Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

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Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to. click here to sign up and try it FREE for 60 days - In my opinion, science is a subject that becomes much more interesting when brought to life in sound, picture, and video.

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