Celebrate National Foreign Language Month

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Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things. Flora Lewis March is National Foreign Language Month—a time to recognize the cognitive and cultural benefits of learning foreign languages. Studying languages builds communication skills and strengthens mental flexibility, critical thinking, and problem-solving across … read more »


Celebrate Your Future Engineers!

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With National Engineers Week taking place from February 18–24 (this year’s theme is “Welcome to the Future!”) and Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day happening on February 22, this is the perfect time to add some engineering lessons or activities to your class schedule! Many organizations offer live and on-demand events and various resources to … read more »


Leveraging Podcasts to Boost Active Listening in the Classroom

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UNESCO recognized World Radio Day on behalf of its member nations in 2011; then, in 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the day internationally. This annual recognition focuses on raising awareness of radio as a means of communication, information, and entertainment. In many respects, podcasts are like radio broadcasts. Both deliver audio content to … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: eMargin – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to eMargin and discussed applying the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to using this tool in your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using eMargin and shares classroom use ideas.  eMargin:  When you arrive at eMargin, click the gray button that says It’s free to use and … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: eMargin – Part 1

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eMargin is a web-based tool that allows you to annotate and collaborate. Users can upload text from their device, provide a website URL, or copy and paste text to annotate. You can use the menu on the right side of the screen to highlight text with your choice of color, add tags and notes, search for … read more »