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11 Aug: The Library & The Classroom: Like PB&J, the Perfect Combination

School Librarian. School Library Educator. Library Media Specialist. Whatever we are called, we are in a unique position when it comes to collaboration.

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06 Aug: Putting Google Drive’s Priority Spaces to Work for You

It’s Back to School time and we’re thinking about how to set up our physical classrooms and our digital spaces.

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30 Jul: Ma(th)2ink: My Journey to a Math Thinking Classroom

Let’s face it, although we should, we don’t recommend teaching careers to our best and brightest. If you are believed to have the aptitude to become a scientist, engineer, or doctor, then that’s what people tell you, and that’s where you try to go.

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28 Jul: “Wait? What Time Is It?” How to make Global Connections that Work Around your Schedule and their Time Zones

There have been plenty of times I have reached out to a teacher on the other side of the world hoping for a super cool connection only to have it not work out due to time zone differences.

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23 Jul: The Quest to Overcome the Culture of Compliance

We all know the teacher (or maybe we are the teacher) who is known for committing to strict deadlines and unwavering due dates. The teacher who is dedicated to teaching students punctuality, responsibility, and accountability at all cost.

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21 Jul: What I Thought I Knew… A teacher’s journey to becoming a Blind and Low Vision Teacher

Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. I have the heart to serve others and I knew teaching was my pathway to service. After teaching 16 years in a large, urban school district, I found myself wanting more.

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16 Jul: Techie Templates: Easy Ways to Create Tech-Infused Learning Activities

When I taught Kindergarten I got anxiety about students logging in, following directions and being able to help 20 little excited learners at once.

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14 Jul: 10 Things I Think I Know About Maker Education

I remember the first time I found myself in a makerspace. I was at a conference and the organizers had erected a model makerspace to explore.

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07 Jul: Micro-Credentials – You Do Actually Need Those Stinking Badges!

Micro-credentials are popular in the business sector and represent certifications in hard skills, such as Microsoft Office, or soft skills, such as teamwork or self-management. Education is starting to use micro-credentials for teachers to show certifications in specific competencies that pertain to their classroom.

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02 Jul: D.O.K.: Assessments

How well do your assessments align with what you’ve asked students to do in the classroom? Aligning the Depth of Knowledge (D.O.K.) of assessments with the D.O.K. of teaching is an important part of the process.

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25 Jun: D.O.K.: What is my Current Status?

Now that you understand what Depth of Knowledge (D.O.K.) is and isn’t and you know there are no quick answers or graphics to categorize according to the 4 levels, what might you do next?

Staff Keepers

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Robert Kaplinsky
Mindful Schools
Easy Ways to Bring Mindfulness in the Classroom
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Top Teacher Recommended Books for Beginning Readers!
Achieve the Core
A Process to Address Unfinished Learning
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Libby – The Library app
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Theresa Wills: Where There’s a Wills, There’s a Way
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Discovery Library from Flipgrid
Figure This - Math Challenges for Families
Figure This: Math Challenges for Families
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