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Computers
Posted on April 19, 2014 by Amanda Dykes
Educators get connected: Pinterest

The third and last part of my "Educators Get Connected" series focuses on Pinterest.  On their website, Pinterest, founded in March 2010, is described as “a tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you.”  Some call it a bookmarking site, some people call it a social media site.  No matter what you call it, you should definitely check it out because it is a great resource for teachers.  Want to get started?  Read my tips in this blog post.

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Common core
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Arbor Day
Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872 to commemorate the importance of trees to humanity. In 1970 Arbor Day was proclaimed the last Friday in April.  Celebrating this day is a wonderful way to integrate lessons and meet Common Core objectives. 

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Computers
Posted on April 17, 2014 by Jaime Vandergrift
shed your fear of social media

Communication is without question the cornerstone to any successful classroom or school community. The tools that have been used over time have transitioned slowly from handwritten or photocopied notes to email. As our stakeholders have embraced new technologies, we have had to also consider the value of using digital tools for communication. I'll give you a look into my experience with social media and how you can shed your social media fears and embrace communication on your students' terms.

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Common core
Posted on April 16, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
kindness

As a parent, I want my child to learn kindness and empathy.  While perusing some education articles, I came upon one that caught my attention right away: as the article says in the title, “kindness is something students learn by feeling it.”  Click inside to see the article and some possible additions I’d make about teaching children about kindness by looking to teachers, who perform regular (not random) acts of kindness every day.

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