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The 25 Best School Websites

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 21, 2015, 2:00 pm

Not too long ago, most kids automatically attended their neighborhood school. But today’s kids (and their parents) have many more choices. Public, private, magnet, charter, year-round, traditional schedule—the options are vast. For many parents, the first step in learning about a school isn’t through a school visit, but through the school’s website. What is the […]

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Edudemic’s Question of the Month: February Recap

Author: Amanda Ronan
Posted: April 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

We know that some educators out there are tech gurus, always championing the use of the latest and greatest resources. On the other hand, many teachers prefer the steadfast and dependable technology they’ve used for years. Sometimes, the use of tech in the classroom isn’t a personal choice. Some schools require certain devices, programs, and […]

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25 Ways to Get the Most Out of Twitter

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Imagine being able to connect with one hundred million people anytime you want. With that many people on Twitter each day (and that’s not counting the additional 184 million users who are on Twitter at least once each month), a great deal of knowledge, perspective, and news is accessible to you, just by clicking a […]

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Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development

Author: Denise Scavitto
Posted: April 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

This is a reprint of a piece Denise originally wrote for us in 2008, updated to reflect the latest and greatest Twitter know-how. I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing […]

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How to Help Students Make the Most of Their Local Libraries

Author: Jeannie Tucker
Posted: April 16, 2015, 2:00 pm

In the age of information ubiquity and rapidly evolving media delivery formats, today’s librarians have learned how to evolve along with the technology. In addition, librarians actively seek out new means for creative expression and intellectual growth for student library users, and frequently volunteer as early adopters of these exciting resources. In turn, librarians partner […]

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Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books

Author: Sarah Muthler
Posted: April 15, 2015, 2:00 pm

Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely. Websites devoted to reading and literacy help children connect with other readers, delve deeper into what they are reading, and discover new books of interest. And they provide teachers with ideas for the classroom. […]

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The Long-Term Effects of Skipping Your Reading Homework

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 14, 2015, 2:00 pm

When elementary school students have math worksheets to fill out, spelling tests to study for, after school activities to participate in, and chores to finish, it’s no wonder that the standard daily reading homework assignment can fall to the wayside.  It may seem like a small concession necessary to prioritize a busy life. After all, […]

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Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship

Author: Kristen Hicks
Posted: April 14, 2015, 2:00 pm

The horror stories of young people not grasping the reach and influence of the content they put online are familiar to all of us. From the loss of job opportunities due to unprofessional pictures or comments on social media, to the more serious threats of abduction, and even the self-harm inspired by cyber bullying, the […]

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6 Ways to Use the Slight Edge in Your Classroom

Author: Dustin Le
Posted: April 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Will Smith once told a story from his childhood in which his father broke down the brick wall at his business and told him and his brother to rebuild it. It took them a year, but they finished the job and learned a powerful lesson contained within a memorable metaphor. He explains, “You don’t set […]

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The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

Author: Kristen Hicks
Posted: April 12, 2015, 2:00 pm

Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Every teacher has experience modifying curriculum in some way to help students access information. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]

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30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Although 80% of K-12 teachers do have social media accounts, such as Twitter for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate them into classroom lessons. With Twitter, for example, it might be difficult to understand why […]

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Why We Should Flip Education Conferences

Author: Kristen Hicks
Posted: April 10, 2015, 2:00 pm

More and more teachers embrace flipped classrooms every year. In a 2014 survey, 78% of teachers said they’d flipped at least one lesson in their classroom. And they’re finding that the flipped model is successful. Teachers who try out flipped classrooms find that students can learn at their own pace, have an easier time asking […]

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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace

Author: Aiden Wolfe
Posted: April 9, 2015, 11:00 am

There is a certain magic found in rolling up your sleeves and tackling a project head on, an undeniable sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas. In essence, that’s the soul of the maker movement — creative individuals from all walks of life united by an insatiable desire to improve […]

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Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 8, 2015, 2:00 pm

Want to connect with your students in and out of the classroom? Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool. We all know that most kids, or at least those in the pre-teen and up category, are locked into many forms of social media. Instead of fighting it, why not meet them where […]

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How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning

Author: Pamela DeLoatch
Posted: April 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

Are you an educator who is thinking about taking the plunge into using Twitter in your classroom? Many of us think of Twitter as a place to share pictures of our latest meal or as the place where industry gurus post their greatest observations. It’s common to wonder: how can we use Twitter in a […]

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