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Infographic on Technology in the Classroom - What Teachers Want

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An interesting infographic from PBS on what teachers want for technology in the classroom: Related: 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers - my list. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Must Have Books for Reading Workshop!

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Power Reading Workshop: a Step by Step Guide by Laura Candler This summer, my friend, Laura Candler , sent me her two most recent books on reading workshop. I was excited to receive these materials because we do reading workshop in my second grade class.

Flipping For Your Faculty.It's Easier Than Videos

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Lots has been made about flipping over the past year or so. Unfamiliar with the term? No problem. Here is an explanation.

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K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned

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Reading Works is a Gem for Standards Aligned K-6 Reading Lessons click on any image to access the specific part of the site What is Reading Works ? per their site : ReadWorks is presented by educators and the not-for-profit organization Urban Education Exchange (a 501c3).

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.

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My Experience as a Paramedic on 9-11-01

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I am a paramedic and I was an Aerospace Engineer before I became a teacher. On this 11th anniversary of that horrible day, I would like to share my experience of that event. I was working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT as an engineer on that day.

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Beautiful Classroom Design Themes from Schoolgirl Style & a super give-away!

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The cutest classroom themes by Schoolgirl Style Melanie is the magnificent designer behind Schoolgirl Style. She''s a friend of mine right here in Michigan, and I''m so fortunate to have connected with her to offer Kleinspiration readers one of the best give-aways ever!

Free Common Core Aligned Lessons and Web 2.0 Games to Play on your SMART Board!

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Attention: FREE Lessons and Interactive Resources! I am a BIG FAN of open source sharing and teacher collaboration. Blog superstar Richard Byrne was my inspiration for starting my blog. to share free and amazing resources with teachers.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

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This past January I wrote "10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have" and I have decided to modify it for the "10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have". Here''s my list.

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by @mariadismondy Becomes a Musical!

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Big News: Maria Dismondy''s first book is becoming a musical!!! That''s right, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are is going to become a real life musical in the very near future.

Bring Literacy into Math with Big Books!

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Big Books for Math Instruction and Centers *enter to win the entire Big Book set below* We use big books in a variety of ways in my classroom. I love using big books during reading and writing workshop.

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Twitter For Little Folks

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Yep, another Twitter post. This time, I want to focus on another popular question I get. "If If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See See the Update below.) Great question!

Google Field Trip - app that finds info about where you are

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Google has a cool new app for Android , called " Field Trip ". It helps you find things about what''s around you. It runs in the background and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up with details about that location.

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So.You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks

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For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn''t cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives.

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Introducing Learning Resource's brand new Interactive White Board: now!Board

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How would you like an Interactive White Board for $399? Most interactive white boards cost around $2000. There are more affordable IWB products such as the Mimio ; however, you''re still going to pay around $800.

Apps That Teach! (And Might Be Fun Too.)

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I get asked a lot what are my favorite apps. And I usually can rattle off a few. Evernote, Twitter, Wunderlist to name a few. But what about apps that actually teach? What about apps that kids (or you) can use to learn?

How I use the new @ClassDojo App as a class job

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Letting Children Monitor Their Own Behavior I have written about Class Dojo on several occasions: Your Simple Classroom Solution for Active Engagement , Class Dojo wins at NBC''s Education Nation , and Easily Send Behavior/Academic Report Cards to Parents - Weekly - with Just One Click.

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Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

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Professional Development for educators is something that I believe still needs to be improved. Many educators have turned online for some of their professional development. Social media provides a great resource for educators, especially Twitter, to connect, share and learn with other educators.

Tools And Resources For Creating Infographics

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Infographics. You have probably seen them before. There are so many out there on a wide variety of topics. Here are just a few. Click the images to see more): The Computer Can Be A Dirty Place Visualizing Wikipedia Even Batman has an infographic These really are a great way to visualize data.

My take on some issues in education right now

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Education is at the forefront of the media, political battles, legislation and everywhere you turn. There are some major issues being discussed and some are valid, some not so much. Education is a very dynamic, individualized, NOT-one-size-fits-all issue that needs real support and change.

Give-Away: 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game

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Enter this great give-away below. I was very excited to see this package arrive a few days ago for a give-away. I had been recently looking for some new games and puzzles for my classroom collection and was having some difficulty finding something that was fun, easy to learn, and multi-dimensional.

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10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

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Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally! What is digital storytelling ? Students can tell their story in a digital manner the same as they would orally or on paper.

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Coming Soon: EduClipper-It's Like Pinterest for Teachers!

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Pinterest has been well publicized as recently becoming the number three social media platform, and the teaching community is a big reason for their success.

So.You Wanna Design Your Own Apps

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I have published lots of posts on my favorite iPad resources , my favorite apps for administrators , and posted countless Tweets and had a number of conversations about apps for learning, producing and consuming. But what about if you want to take the next step?

The Foundations of Flipping

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Best Practices for Teaching Today "Kids don''t show up to learn new stuff. They show up to apply the things they''ve learned at home." Aaron Sams As a new teacher, I often seek advice from other mentors.

ArtKive: the clutter free way to save and enjoy children's artwork!

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ArtKive: a free app to ''archive'' your ''artwork'' ArtKive is a free app that allows you to set up your account and add kids by name and grade level. Then, you can add people to your account, if you choose to do so. I added my two children: Jacob and Riley.

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Successful College Student's Pyramid - tips and ideas

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College students, and high school students for that matter, have a lot of things to organize and prioritize. School work, classes, projects, homework, jobs, sports, relationships, parties, fun, sports all take time and effort.

How Things Changed With @Evernote

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I''ll admit it. I have to be one of the most unorganized people on the planet. I have notebooks in just about every bag I carry. Multiple calendars and I still miss appointments.

The Most Common Questions (And Answers) I Get About Twitter

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A while back I wrote a 3 part series on Twitter. In Part One I shared how I do Twitter PD, which might not be the way you think. In Part Two , I crowdsourced what some folks on Twitter wish they had know before getting started. And in Part Three I shared some of my tips tricks and secrets.

Bring the Zoo into Your Classroom: Awesome Live Animal Cams at The Columbus Zoo!

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An Interactive Zoo Experience for your Students bring the animals into your classroom - live! Can''t take a trip to the zoo, try bringing the zoo to you. Nationwide Insurance and Jungle Jack Hanna have partnered with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to let you see animals in real time.

Introducing: Marquin Parks and Wrinkles Wallace: New Series Great for Bookclubs!

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From Teacher to Author - Congrats to my dear friend, Marquin Parks Last summer when I joined the National Writing Project, I had the pleasure of working with a truly creative and inspirational author named Marquin Parks ( click here to follow him on Twitter).

What Do You Mean Evernote Could Get Better?

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Last time I wrote about the way I organize myself completely changed for the better with Evernote. Really, I can''t talk enough about this program and the endless possibilities there are for it. Just look at the comments from that post.)

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The Perfect Pencil. old school tech!

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Quality Pencils for your Classroom This summer, I received a variety of pencils from the company at Pencils.Com. My daughter used them a lot over the summer, and they were great! However, I didn''t realize how truly wonderful they were until the other day.