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Social studies
Posted on July 11, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Black cow

Living on a cattle farm in Arkansas often has challenges, but finding a dead cow is not only a financial loss, it also raises concerns for the well-being of the rest of the herd.  We had fed our cows that morning, and she had been fine.  What could have happened in only a few hours?  Read on and I'll explain how researching this dilemma gave my students an idea for a class project.

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Computers
Posted on June 6, 2014 by Marilyn Titone-Schaefer
DonorsChoose Partner Summit

It took attending the second annual DonorsChoose.org Partners Summit to make me think about how I prefer social media applications to general software and websites to get information.  The event speakers inspired me to think about technology and connections.  Read on to find out who the speakers were and my advice on how to write a classroom project request that make a real connection with donors.

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Science
Posted on May 30, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Sea Camp

I always tell my students to dream big because anything is possible.  My advice to teachers is the same.  I certainly thought I was dreaming big by applying for a DonorsChoose.org grant to take my students to Sea Camp.  When I learned the project was funded, one of my teaching dreams came true.  Learn more about our trip and the impact it had on my students.

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