Virtual Inauguration? Create a Virtual Lesson with Bitmojis!

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The Constitution initially established March 4 as Inauguration Day in the United States. This date allowed enough time for an orderly transition of power and for all newly-elected candidates to travel to the capital. In 1933, after advances in communication and transportation made the long wait until March unnecessary, the date moved to January 20 … read more »


Bring Letter Writing into Your Classroom: Here’s How

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“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”Phyllis Theroux When is the last time you wrote a letter using paper and pencil? For many of us, it has been quite a long time. The art of letter writing is under assault from easy access to email … read more »


Don’t Forget the T in STEM!

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Technology – the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Dictionary.com  December brings several notable dates related to technology, making it an excellent time to reflect upon … read more »


Universal Human Rights Month

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“Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on, intellectually.” Tim Minchin December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time where people worldwide are encouraged to stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms for all humans, and exercise empathy for others. This month also features Universal Human Rights Day on December 10, the … read more »


Last-Minute Ideas for Veterans Day

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Each November 11, Americans observe Veterans Day. First started as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, Congress amended the proclamation after World War II and the Korean War to honor veterans of all wars, officially changing the name to Veterans Day. Educators around the country recognize this observance in many ways. … read more »