Don’t Let a Pandemic Stop You From Being in the Room Where it Happens

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August 31 is the 102nd anniversary of celebrated Broadway composer Alan Jay Lerner’s birth. Lerner is best known for his collaborations with Frederick Loewe on hits such as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot. Among other honors, he won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, making him one of Broadway’s most proficient and well-known … read more »


Are You Encouraging Curiosity in Your Classroom?

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Children are curious by nature. How many times have you heard parents comment on the number of questions asked daily by two- and three-year-olds? Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed? That’s how young children learn about the world around them. As children grow past the toddler stage, it … read more »


Including Differentiation in Remote and Blended Learning

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This year has tested traditional education models in ways that no one expected. Who knew that almost overnight educators would have to learn new ways of delivering instruction beyond the classroom walls while still meeting the differing needs of all students? Even when thrown into new teaching environments, it is essential to differentiate learning for … read more »


Beyond the Oregon Trail – Using Simulations in the Classroom

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Do you remember playing The Oregon Trail game? For some students, it was the first opportunity to virtually experience the life of pioneers as they searched for a better life in Oregon. Players select from different options, including the traveler’s profile, date of departure to head west, money spent on goods, and more. Throughout the … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: TimelineJS Part 2

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In part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Northwestern University’s Knight Lab: TimelineJS and discussed the application of both the SAMR model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate TimelineJS into your lessons. Today’s post offers detailed instructions about how to use this timeline tool and shares many classroom use ideas … read more »