Help Kids Learn to Code

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There’s no way around it, technology is here to stay. We’d be doing our students a disservice if we didn’t integrate digital skills regularly into the classroom. If you are use laptops or 1 to 1 devices to offer students a chance to use apps and other interactive programs in the classroom, then you’ve already… Read more »

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Gift Ideas for students

As you’re reading this, the holidays are already in full swing in the stores and in the media. You’ve probably already thought about gifts for your students fs that something you want to do. However, this time of year can get hectic as you’re still trying to balance looking forward to some vacation time with… Read more »

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Storytelling Strategies for All Content Areas

Storytelling has an important place in history of human communication. It has long been the way that one person can make a connection to other people in the present and people in the past. Storytelling can give meaning to events that don’t make sense and can give context to information that seems out of place…. Read more »

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Setting Up a Business Fair with Your Students

There are so many benefits to teaching your students entrepreneurial skills. When students seek to find solutions to problems, they use critical thinking skills and creativity. They also go through the design thinking process where they have to prototype ideas, get feedback, learn about the market, and make tough decisions about how to proceed. This… Read more »

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New Programs for School Libraries

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Like most things, books have gone high tech. A lot of kids today read books on handheld devices rather than on paper. This can leave some school libraries underutilized. In addition, students now do most of their research online and don’t go to the library for reference materials. However, many school libraries are changing with… Read more »

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Get Students Engaged with 20% Time Projects

20% time was first introduced to the world back when Google decided to become a publicly traded company. In a state of the company address to the public, Google executives explained that they give employees time to work on projects other than those they specifically assign. They  wanted employees to follow their passions and to… Read more »

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6 Financial Topics Your Students Should Learn About

It’s important for students to learn about personal finance. By the time they’re old enough to get a part-time job, they should understand how to handle their money. Financial education not only helps individuals make good choices about their money management but it also impacts the economic health of our country. Informed consumers can help… Read more »

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How to Help Students Build Leadership Skills

Students today will graduate into a world that is much different than the one we, their teachers, found ourselves in after high school and college. For many of us, the economy was still one in which people worked the same jobs for ten or fifteen years or even stayed in for their full careers. But… Read more »

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