What’s the Buzz: TPACK

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One of the first technology integration frameworks that I came into contact with was TPACK.  It was my first year as a tech coach, and I was looking for information on how to do my job. I had been hired under a new initiative, and all of the tech coaches in the district were new … read more »


Six Sites for Rhyme Time

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“There’s something so wonderful about writing in rhyme where it isn’t just the meaning of the words, it’s the music to the words and the shape and the sound.” Gary Ross Learning about rhyming words is one of the earliest skills taught to young readers. Exploring rhymes helps students understand how language works through sounds … read more »


Cartoons and Comics Aren’t Just for Newspapers Anymore

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Did you know the first cartoon appeared in a U.S. newspaper way back in 1754? Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette featured the political cartoon “Join or Die” on May 9, 1754. The picture showed the American colonies as a snake divided into eight pieces and presented the political point of view that the colonies should unite. … read more »


Random Acts of Kindness Week Everyday

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“Kindness is one soul touching another in a way that says I see you.” RAKtivist The Oxford Dictionary defines kindness as “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” Their definition for random is “Made, done, or happening without method or conscious decision.” This February 11-17 is the celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week. … read more »