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Bringing CTE Into Your School Library

Bringing CTE Into Your School Library

When I entered high school in the mid-to-late 90s, there was still an auto shop located in the school. The class was long gone and the space was used for storage. However, one could tell what its original purpose was. It was a symbolic remnant of an educational past that no longer seemed relevant to […]

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Student-Made Gifts with Cricut

Student-Made Gifts with Cricut

Students are constantly producing work and taking it home. This may happen less frequently in the upper grades, as students will sometimes bring home something like an art project. However, there are many times when students will create projects to be sent home as a gift to family, friends, or caretakers on special occasions and […]

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Top 4 Reasons to Replace ActivInspire with SMART Notebook

Top 4 Reasons to Replace ActivInspire with SMART Notebook

In the world of interactive whiteboard software, there are many available options for educators to utilize. These advanced edtech solutions allow teachers to create engaging content for students that is more efficient and paperless. Many educators use the software ActivInspire from Promethean, which is a fantastic solution, but did you know SMART Notebook can do just as much, […]

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5 Reasons You Should be Using Inspirit Virtual Reality

5 Reasons You Should be Using Inspirit Virtual Reality

Today’s classrooms are becoming more technologically equipped to meet the needs of students in the digital age. According to CompTIA, 9 out of 10 students believe that using technology in the classroom can help prepare them for future careers, especially in the digital sector. Inspirit is a virtual reality education company that is looking to do just that. […]

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Using Explain Everything to Enhance Lessons

Using Explain Everything to Enhance Lessons

Creating engaging lessons is one of the most challenging tasks that educators face. Between delivering the content that we are required to teach, differentiating instruction, and more, how do we find the time to keep our students engaged? Explain Everything is a digital tool that allows educators to enhance lessons for students in a variety […]

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6 Ways to Get Wild with Goosechase

6 Ways to Get Wild with Goosechase

Get ready to spread your wings and fly with Goosechase! We’re always looking for innovative ways to engage students with unique lessons and activities. Goosechase is a creative tool that goes above and beyond by creating experiences for students, staff, and community members. Through Goosechase’s interactive experiences, we will learn more about one another, explore […]

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4 Ways Canva Visual Aids Can Help SLCN Students

4 Ways Canva Visual Aids Can Help SLCN Students

Every student learns differently, which means that many educators may have to alter their approach to accommodate students with different needs. One of the best ways to work with students who SLCN that require help with communicating, understanding, and following rules/routines is by using visual aids. A visual aid is an item, such as an […]

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Get Interactive with BookWidgets

Get Interactive with BookWidgets

Gone are the days where our lessons are limited to pencil and paper assignments! As educators, we’re always looking for new ideas to enhance our classroom instruction and engage our students. BookWidgets is the perfect tool for making your lessons interactive. The best part is that BookWidgets is user-friendly for both teachers and students! Create […]

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Introducing the iRobot Root

Introducing the iRobot Root

By now, iRobot has become a household name that many people will recognize. Maybe you have one of their products in your house right now, such as the Roomba, the robotic vacuum. With just the push of a button, you can program your Roomba to clean at a specific time. It can map out the […]

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Elevate Your Teaching with Updates to SMART Notebook

Elevate Your Teaching with Updates to SMART Notebook

SMART Notebook has recently updated to its latest version, 23.1! There are some amazing new features designed for higher-level teaching. SMART’s cloud platform, Lumio has become more popular but, many teachers continue to stick with what they know, which is SMART Notebook. In order to satisfy users who continue to utilize Notebook, SMART has made […]

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Thanking Community Helpers with Cricut

Thanking Community Helpers with Cricut

Reflecting on our lives and what we are thankful for can be a wonderful way to help students practice gratitude and gain new perspectives that can improve their overall mental health. We may choose to think about our homes, families, friends, and other things that we are fortunate to have. These types of exercises can […]

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Top 5 Ways to Incorporate Plickers Inside the Classroom

Top 5 Ways to Incorporate Plickers Inside the Classroom

Are you searching for quick and easy formative assessment resources in your classroom? Look no further than Plickers! Plickers, a free formative assessment tool used in the classroom, are paper cards with unique QR codes on them. Students are each given their own Plickers card, which is designed to be held up by the students […]

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4 Surefire Ways to Reignite Student Engagement After a Holiday Break

4 Surefire Ways to Reignite Student Engagement After a Holiday Break

The holiday season is upon us, and that means the first half of the school year is coming to its unofficial close. Students and teachers alike are excited to start the much-needed break from school. For students, it’s a time to break away from their ordinary routines, and not have to worry about tests, quizzes, […]

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Winter STEAM Challenges

Winter STEAM Challenges

Winter can be a challenging yet exciting time of year. From holiday parties and dances to field trips and concert performances, there always seems to be something going on. Not to mention, the abundance of students being absent due to club trips, family holiday plans, etc. can put a damper on your lesson plans. STEM […]

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Using Piper to Introduce CS and Boost Student Confidence

Using Piper to Introduce CS and Boost Student Confidence

Looking to try something new and different in your classroom? Look no further than Piper Inc. to bring both physical building and digital learning to your students! Piper’s inaugural product is a build-it-yourself computer kit that focuses on electrical circuitry and coding.  Piper is the brainchild of Cofounder and Co-CEO, Shree Bose, who won the first ever Google Science Fair in […]

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App Development for Beginners with MAD-learn

App Development for Beginners with MAD-learn

In the age of technology, it is difficult to maneuver in the ever-changing digital landscape that we face each day. New advancements in areas like coding, programming, app development, and robotics have contributed to the rise of tech, but these concepts can be overwhelming for K-12 students and teachers to fully grasp. Enter MAD-learn, the web-based mobile app […]

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5 Benefits of Using Cricut in the Classroom

5 Benefits of Using Cricut in the Classroom

Educators are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to engage students. While core subjects such as math and reading are priorities, teachers are also looking for ways to encourage creativity in the classroom. One tool that has gained popularity in recent years is the Cricut cutting machine. Cricut machines were designed for crafting and […]

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The Power of Using Wakelet to Create a Virtual Calming Room

The Power of Using Wakelet to Create a Virtual Calming Room

A virtual calming room is a designated, digital space for students, families, and teachers to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. You can create a calming room using many different platforms, but one of the most effective and engaging tools is Wakelet. Through Wakelet, you can curate a calming environment and easily […]

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Introducing Practice Sets in Google Classroom

Introducing Practice Sets in Google Classroom

Have you heard about the newest feature in Google Classroom? You may have noticed a new section in your Classroom dashboard called ‘“practice sets.” Practice sets, exclusive to Google Classroom, are interactive assignments that provide students with real-time feedback. This engaging tool is available for users with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade or Education Plus Google […]

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5 Classroom Management Tricks: Low Tech to No Tech

5 Classroom Management Tricks: Low Tech to No Tech

Classroom management is often associated with rules, consequences, and “dos and don’ts;” however, it is so much more than that! At its core, classroom management is about building strong relationships with your students and encouraging them to be active, productive members of a classroom community. A strong classroom culture based on trust and respect allows […]

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Creating Awesome Screen Recordings on Your Chromebook

Creating Awesome Screen Recordings on Your Chromebook

As of early this year, Google announced some updates to their Chromebook app called Screencast. This great tool enables teachers to record tutorials and procedural videos to help students know what to do during their lessons. Students can likewise record screencasts on their Chromebooks to demonstrate their learning and do presentations using their webcam, voice, […]

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