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What fun! I was supposed to be working, but as I was researching for this blog post, I ended up having fun! I bet your students will say the same thing....

 

Check out the fabulous website ABCya, full of interactive activities for grade Kindergarten to fifth grade...

My recent travels abroad have made me question what affect today’s pop music, constantly streaming into kids’ ears through their iPods, is having on our students.

 

While in Argentina, the young man helping us at the hotel smile and began singing along when a new song came on...

ELL Lesson Plans

 

With the increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in regular education classrooms, it is important to balance practicing a new skill or new knowledge with differentiated assignments to fit ELL students’ readiness.

 

When students...

Big Picture Learning

For the past 15 years, Big Picture Learning have taken a revolutionary approach to education that individualizes study for each student and sends them out into the real world for work experience.

 

Their efforts have gained them the respect and funding of the Bill...

With kids obsessed with video games and every other flashy technology, teachers and parents have a lot of competition when it comes to educational materials.

 

Rather than fighting a losing battle with video games, it's time to start brining gaming into learning....

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