The First Amendment and Digital Citizens

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“Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” In these few, brief written words, the First Amendment protects so … read more »


Women’s Equality Day

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Little girls with dreams become women with vision. Unknown August 26 is National Women’s Equality Day. This is when we commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights. Passed in 1920, this amendment is now closing in on its 100-year anniversary.  Although women enjoy full and … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – ABCYA Word Clouds

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The ABCYA website offers a plethora of activities for the elementary crowd. This month’s Tech Tool features the ABCYA Word Clouds tool. Even our younger digital natives crave some cool tech tools to incorporate into their lessons. Although the tool is described as appropriate for grades K-5, it could be used with middle schoolers. Word Clouds … read more »


Ben Franklin’s Backstory as “Herstory”

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Every summer around Independence Day, Benjamin Franklin and his importance to the birth of our nation are popular online searches. But many do not know that a quartet of women related to this founding father had useful, noteworthy lives themselves. We often hear little about the women who supported their more famous kin. Learning about … read more »