Media Messages Matter

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We are inundated with media messages – be it in traditional print formats or digital texts, images, videos, or advertising. As adults, we have the experience and ability to interpret and often ignore the constant barrage of information that confronts us. However, our students do not have the expertise to handle all the extraneous information … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Microsoft Touch Develop

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It is mid-November now, and we are quickly approaching the Hour of Code, happening December 4-10. Over 180 countries participate with millions of students from around the world. It only seemed fitting to feature a tech tool in November to help us all prepare for this incredible event! Microsoft Touch Develop allows you to create … read more »


America Recycles Day

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It seems that every day of the year has a special event, although most are relatively obscure. For example, these events all take place this November 15 according to the National Day Calendar: National Bundt (Pan) Day National Philanthropy Day National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day National Raisin Bran Cereal … read more »


Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

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Let’s get personal!  Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the details of my ever-so-fun mom and professional life.  Instead, let’s take a look at “personal”ized learning as a means by which to create an inclusive learning environment.  In very simple terms, I like to think of personalized learning as providing students with what they need, when … read more »