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  • Blended Learning: One Teacher’s Journey Weaving Technology & Tradition

    I have survived our regional TIE Conference with 1400 attendees. Now I feel the need to share some of the sessions. I am going to share the information from one of our keynoters here and will be adding new topics and ...
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    • Digital Public Library of America for Educators

      Franky Abbott is an ACLS Public Fellow working on outreach, education, and content-related projects for DPLA. She has worked at a variety of academic institutions on digital programs and projects and as a 10–12 ...
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      • April 16 is the Anniversary of Dr. King' Letter from a Birmingham Jail

        Last year, one of our most popular blog posts was about how to teach Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail. We are repeating it again this year on April 16, the anniversary of publication of Dr. King's letter.  ...
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        • Spine Poetry

          In honor of National Poetry Month (read more about it here) I brainstormed ideas I could share here with the community.  One of my favorite types of poetry is "Spine Poetry".  All you do to create your poems...
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          • National Park Week

            Investigate National Parks by using a variety of reference materials and online sites.  By understanding the significance of the various National Parks, students will be able to answer the essential question, ...
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            • History Matters

              Standardized testing is or will be underway in schools across the nation.  At this time, students are tested in reading, math, and science.  In many elementary schools, social studies, history, and geography...
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              • Frog Days of Spring

                April is in full swing and as the earth awakens after the winter slumber, so do all the critters.  Frogs are in and about the Community.  So many activities, lessons, and links bookmarked.  So, let's ho...
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                • Summary of Bioblitz 2014 with vlogger, Bob Hirshon

                  I don't want you to miss even one of these wonderful vlogs by Bob Hirshon who attended the 8th Annual Bioblitz (2014), so I'm providing a summary list for you to follow his adventures in the Golden Gate National Park ...
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                  • Try a New Tech Tool or Resource in 2014

                    As you enjoy your family and friends this holiday break, take a moment or two to reflect on the school year thus far.  When making your New Year’s resolutions for 2014, why not try one that would make a dif...
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                    • Featuring: Darcy Grimes

                      Spotlighting Darcy Grimes,  2013 North Carolina Teacher of the Year Bethel Elementary, Watauga County Schools, North Carolina "My students have written poems, discussed solutions to bullying, and sung math s...
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                      • National Poetry Month 2014—Poetry for the Common Core

                        Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together lovers of poetry from around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Along the w...
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                        • PowerPoint Overload

                          There have been many times when I have needed to present information in an engaging manner.  Sure, the classroom is one place, but teacher training is another.  I've been to presentations where the presenter...
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                          • Introducing a New Mobile Learning App, Active Explorer!

                            Introducing a new free mobile learning app from AAAS, Active Explorer! We're excited to unveil this fantastic teaching tool, so join Science NetLinks for an informational webinar on April 9 (this coming Wednesday!) at...
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                            • Healthy Bugs, Healthy Streams

                              Most people today don’t know where their water comes from, or where it goes when they empty the bathtub or flush the toilet. This is a big problem, especially with clean drinking water becoming scarce in many pl...
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                              • The Importance of Caring for the Planet

                                On a recent trip to San Francisco, I was impressed by the availability of containers for recycling.  So often, one looks about when clutching an empty water bottle only to come up with only trash as an option.&nb...
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                                • Organizing Organisms and Counting Critters

                                  The BioBlitz is all about counting species. But who decides what counts as a species? How come domestic cats – Felis catus—are all one species, even though they come in all sorts of colors, patterns and si...
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                                  • How to Close the Education Gap Early

                                    This article caught my attention because we are facing the same issues here in South Dakota that this article talks about. I would hope these keys to success could help our teachers in our schools who are facing the s...
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                                    • Featuring: Kristine Pelleiter

                                      Spotlighting Kristine Pelleiter,  Tech Teacher and Tech Coach Greenville Middle School, Greenville, Michigan "My little secret is that I sometimes look for opportunities to stray from my golden path."  ...
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                                      • Night Time Bat Walk

                                        There are about 5000 species of mammals in the world, and over 1200 of them are bats-- more than any other type of mammal except rodents. There are fruit-eating bats, bug-eating bats, nectar-sipping bats, fishing bats...
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                                        • Walking the line with Robert Frost in the annual spring task — "Mending Wall"

                                          Photograph of a low stone wall on farmland in Derry, N.H. once owned by poet Robert Frost. Some believe this area inspired Frost to write his poem, "Mending Wall." Source: AP, May 29, 2011. Courtesy NBC Learn K-12.&nb...
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