Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day is a community service event held on the fourth Saturday of each October. The emphasis of this day is to encourage both young and old to volunteer in their community. This event provides many opportunities for classroom learning experiences. When looking at National Social Studies Standards, volunteerism fits directly into the … read more »


Lets Talk About: Social Media Practice Spaces

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I have been an advocate for the use of social media in schools for a long time.  As a professional, using social media is a great way to learn and grow and connect with others who are like-minded.  While social media can be a great tool, we’ve all heard of people who used social media … read more »


International Day of Peace

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September 21 marks the 36th celebration of The International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by the United Nations, this annual event intends to provide “a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.” This year’s theme is Together for Peace: … read more »


Being Resourceful Part Four: Invisible Web of Educational Materials

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The invisible web is a world of resources not available using conventional search engines. Last month we looked at databases of information found behind paywalls, but often accessible with a library card. Now let’s investigate some sites that are freely available, but take some knowledge and instruction to use. A great place to start is … read more »