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Common Core Standards in Student Friendly Language

Curriculum standards can be hard for adults to understand let alone students and parents.  The Curriculum Corner has an excellent solution.  They have created posters for grades K-5 that explain the standards in student friendly language.  Each poster is presented as a checklist so students can use it to see how they are doing and

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Biology Blast!

Here are three apps that will help your students get a better understanding of some biology basics.  Each app allows the user to explore the topic with detailed, interactive graphics.  Best of all each app is free! HudsonAlpha iCell  (Free, available for both Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hudsonalpha.icell&feature=search_result  and iOS  devices https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hudsonalpha-icell/id364882015?mt=8 )  This app allows the user to explore the

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Tell Me a Smorie…

Smories are original short stories written and read by children.  They were thought of by a pair of sisters who enjoyed reading and recording stories for each other.   The website is super simple.  Its just a collection of pictures of the children who have written recorded the stories.  Clicking on the picture takes you

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