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Getting SMARTer….

For the past several years, I have been fortunate enough to have a media cart in my classroom…  Her name is Louse and with her, I have learned countless strategies and creative ways for integrating the laptop, projector, speakers, and document camera into my everyday routine. I have presented many workshops for teachers, and offered

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iTunes Resources

More than 800 universities have active iTunes U sites including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley.  iTunes U allows you to upload and share educational content which is really cool.  In the Beyond Campus section of iTunes U, students and teachers can also access content from distinguished entities such as MoMA, the New York

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Ideas are Like Fish … David Lynch

Discovery Education Helps Students Search for the “Big Ones” “Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract.

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Blogging Around the Christmas Tree

by Christine Cote   After spending the long weekend cooking and shopping, I was eager to settle down and get into a good book. However, in today’s digital age, I found myself catching up on some interesting blog sites.  Blogs are such a fascinating way to share a message or information. They are so easy

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What Do You Find Pinteresting?

by Suzy Brooks This fall has been spent in a state of inspiration as I wander the pages and pages of resources available on Pinterest.com.  Have you?  Are you using Pinterest for teaching?  While it is tempting to spend time finding pins relating to ALL areas of my life, I’ve tried my best to find

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A Fly on the Wall

Have you ever wished your job allowed you to wander the halls and peek into other teacher’s classrooms … be that proverbial fly on the wall? While some lucky teachers may be able to do this, most of us do not have this opportunity. Enter … The Teaching Channel. The Teaching Channel records real teachers

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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness month. Having a daughter with this disorder, it is something that has transformed not only her life but the lives of every person in her life.  A previous den post by Jannita Demian (thanks Jannita!) spoke of how this disorder affected her family’s life as well.  This is a far

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