Tech Tool of the Month – Class123

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The New Year always brings new opportunities, new inspiration, and a new time for self-reflection. If your goals include delving deeper into classroom management strategies and tools, Class123 (TeachersFirst review) is a site that you won’t want to miss. The Tech Tool of the Month for January offers basic classroom management tools for grades K-6, … read more »


Digital Equity – What you need to know.

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Digital equity……what does it mean? According to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)  “Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy.  Digital Equity is necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential … read more »


A New Year, A New Focus on Classroom Management

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Happy New Year!  With a new year, often comes a re-energized sense of determination to make THIS year the best yet!  With New Year’s resolutions abundant, I thought it would be an appropriate time to broach the topic of classroom management—I mean who doesn’t want to improve strategies in this area? The more controlled, inviting, … read more »


Teaching Geography in the Classroom – Maps, Maps, and More Maps!

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I remember geography as a subject taught with worksheets and maps pulled down in front of the chalkboard. A well-stocked classroom contained several maps to choose from – state, country, and the world. If you were fortunate, the teacher selected you to come to the front of the room to point to places on the … read more »


Encouraging Innovation

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There’s a better way to do it – find it. Thomas Edison Have you read articles like this one that tell us about all of the jobs that may disappear in the next few years? Or, maybe you have been to a presentation where you’ve heard all about the skills we teach students that may … read more »