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Human Touch In Schools

How do we interact with students? Recently, I decided it was time to treat myself to regular yoga classes.  I had been too busy with work and family for too many years and realized that I needed to do it to stay happy and healthy.  While participating in the classes,...

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Authentic Learning – SharkTank Meets UN Grant

Improving the World One Grant at a Time

Making English class relevant is not always easy. Knowing how to read, write, and communicate effectively are important life skills; however, this seems to escape teenagers. English class can be made relevant through authentic learning activities and authentic assessments. If you are looking for an authentic learning activity including Sharktank, a United Nations grant, a jury, and a solution to social issues, read on.

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Are You Leading by Learning?

Many of the messages generated in education are about what students and teachers should be doing, and so LITTLE focuses on what the LEADERS should be doing. All too often, building and district leadership are the least trained in technology, personalized pathways, and new innovative practices that are spreading across more progressive classrooms. Without leadership buy-in, innovation too often goes nowhere. How can you bring your leadership on board?

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Grammar and Writing Differentiation

Previously posted in May of 2016 on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech For differentiation in the ELA classroom, No Red Ink is a godsend.  Although it has always been available via the noredink.com website, many teachers learned of it through Edmodo as an app....

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Organizing Thoughts Through Voice

Previously posted on April 7, 2016 on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech As an English teacher, I saw my job as teaching people to think well and write well.  The thinking was not nearly as difficult as the writing portion, and after leaving the classroom to...

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Up Next: Changing Tides – Take 1

Previously posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016, on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech How exciting are tides and currents?  Very exciting when you have an awesome teachers and Chromebooks. Students in Keith Pridgen and Francine Brewer's 5th grade science classes...

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