National Photography Month

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May is National Photography Month. This observance began in 1987 as Congress recognized the role that photography plays in society. With the development of smartphones, the number of pictures taken has increased far beyond the number taken previously using film. This chart illustrates the rapid increase in photos taken each year.  Educators understand the value of using … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: elink – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to elink and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate elink into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas by subject. Elink: As you arrive at the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: elink – Part 1

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Elink is a tool that allows you to curate and bundle online content. You can create websites, newsletters, and playlists to differentiate material for your students. Throughout this blog post, you will hear elinks referred to as instructional playlists, resource curations, websites, and newsletters—all of these descriptions are correct, depending on how you use the … read more »


Supporting Single Parents

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Creating a community built on parent-teacher relationships is paramount to the success of a student’s educational experience. Engaging parents in the classroom community helps establish a partnership to develop students into lifelong learners. Some students grow up with both parents in the home, but many of our students’ family structures are different. According to the Single … read more »


Supporting ENL Students During Remote Learning

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Many teachers are engaging in remote learning experiences for the first time this school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we navigate this challenging time, teachers are scrambling to adapt experiences to better serve their students. However, the move to remote instruction has exacerbated the challenge of equitable access to resources and opportunities for … read more »