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    Scanning Brains for Success

    Scanning Brains for Success
    You can often hear the most interesting things on talk radio, particularly at the height of campaign season. This afternoon, Eduflack was surfing the AM stations and came across and interesting tale from primary season in Indiana. As he is barnstorming for his wife in the Hoosier State, former President Bill Clinton spoke on education. More importantly, he spoke on scientifically ...
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    Wilderness Classroom: Interdisciplinary Online Learning

    The Wilderness Classroom Organization (WCO) is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, excite, and motivate students and teachers using an interactive, technology-based learning model that draws upon people’s innate curiosity and desire for exploration. Essentially, this is a program set up to “electronically” bring young people on virtual expeditions all over the world. We bring our educational content—photos, journals, videos, ...
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    Teacher Podcasts, Students Tune into Learning

    Teacher Podcasts, Students Tune into Learning
    Amol Patel, biology teacher at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia was a first-year teacher when he discovered that the use of podcasting can transform instruction in the classroom. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellow initially implemented podcasts as a solution to poor attendance. “I made podcasts of lectures, including the best questions asked in class, so that students who missed ...
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    Teacher-Bloggers: Is there a line?

    In reading the California Teachers Association magazine, teacher Darren Miller learned that teacher-bloggers’ free-speech rights may be limited by rules barring “immoral or unprofessional conduct.” Or not. The courts haven’t ruled. Related Links Product: Integrating Technology Into Teaching Buy now. Discussion: What do you think about teachers blogging? Talk back. Get the education you need to start earning more. Connect with ...
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    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website

    Tips and Tricks for Designing a Class Website
    The internet is the way of the future for technology-savvy educators. Creating a website for your class can be a worthwhile tool to connect and share with members of the class, parents, other teachers and the world! Post news, photos, links and other useful tools. If you want to create a website for your class but don’t know where to ...
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    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students

    Feature Column: Navigating the Internet with Safe Sites for Students
    The internet is one of the most popular and valuable tools for finding and sharing information. Educators can take advantage of all the internet has to offer students with many sites that were designed for classroom use. From catching a bad internet character in a game to social networking with tweens in mind, these sites offer teachers good direction and ...
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    Feature Column: Technology That Makes Phonics Fun

    Feature Column: Technology That Makes Phonics Fun
    h4. Feature Topic: Phonics *_iLearn Technology is dedicated to giving teachers practical tips for integrating technology into the classroom. All of the resources are free to use and simple to implement. This column is a weekly Friday feature, don't miss it!_* h4. Kindersay h4. What it is: Kindersay is a website for emerging language learners. This is the new See and ...
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    Speakaboos: Reading & Technology at Its Best

    [photo:54155] Some websites are so impressive that I immediately spam all teachers in my address book with them. Speakaboos is one of these sites for me. Speakaboos is a collection of online children stories read by celebrities (although this is not what impresses me). Each story is read aloud with flash illustrations and the words on each page for read-along. The ...
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    The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers

    The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers
    We’ve all said it. “Technology is the wave of the future.” There’s no denying that. It’s actually the wave of the present. I know that every teacher in academe today has heard that the need to use technology in the classroom is imperative now. If we are going to engage our students in the class discussions and the lectures, we need ...
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    Do Teachers Have the Right to Blog?

    Do Teachers Have the Right to Blog?
    One of our brethren has been released from his teaching position due in part to the reflective teacher writing that he posts anonymously on his teacher blog. Instead of being reprimanded, or even censured, he’s been fired. It seems so odd to me that anyone would look at this so important part of the teacher process as being anything other than ...
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    Technology "Ideas to Inspire"

    Technology "Ideas to Inspire"
    What it is:  Ideas to Inspire is a truly wonderful site and wealth of resources for teachers.  On this site you will find a collection of Google Doc presentations that include a number of ideas for engaging lesson activities in a variety of curriculum areas.  The collection comes from inspiring teachers from around the world.  You can find Ideas to Inspire ...
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    Look at Looky Book

    Look at Looky Book
    What it is: Lookybook is amazing me today. This site, still in Beta version, is a place where kids can go to read and view picture book in their entirety. These are quality picture books such as “Alphabeasts” by Wallace Edwards and Franklin books by Paulette Bougeois. After a book has been read, it can be reviewed, rated, shared and put ...
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    Click Clack Moo - Cows That Type

    Click Clack Moo - Cows That Type
    Click Clack MooI just want to share one of my favorite activities I did in my 4th grade keyboarding classes last year - you might be surprised to learn that it has NOTHING to do with computers! My family is really into reading and we have books scattered EVERYWHERE. I order about 5 - 10 books a month from my sister’s ...
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    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool

    Why Twitter is a Teacher's Best Tool
    Teachers are increasingly bringing the real-time communication power of Twitter into the classroom to help students learn. But I've come to the conclusion that it's great for helping teachers learn as well. Twitter has simply become one of the best places for teachers to collaborate, share solutions to common classroom problems, and discuss education policy. In fact, it might just be ...
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    NEO K12

    NEO K12
    What it is: Neo K12 is an outstanding online collection of educational videos, lessons and games for students in grades k-12. Neo K12 believes that “kids learn best by ’seeing’ the real world.” They have created this site with that belief in mind. Neo K12 has cataloged the best free online educational videos from the Internet in one place. Each video ...
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    Online Audio Stories

    Online Audio Stories
    What it is: Online Audio Stories is an impressive collection of free audio stories online. The audio books are all free and downloadable. The online version of the story includes accompanying text for students to follow along with. The short stories will transport students on a fun adventure of listening to fairy tales and classics. The extensive collection includes stories by ...
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    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps

    Learning Web 2.0 From Your Students in 4 Steps
    I’m asked all the time how I can stay current on all the latest technology that my students are involved with. The answer, as I shall explain, is simple and takes only three steps (maybe four). It’s true confession time. I learned about face-book from a soccer player. He couldn’t get off the site long enough to participate in class. MySpace ...
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    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher

    8 Ways Blogging Makes Me A Better Teacher
    I have found this year that I have been making a lot of progress on my own personal teaching style. It’s my 6th year to teach, and I begin what could be seen as the downhill slope of teaching. Now that I am pretty adequate at getting children to be and stay quiet throughout class so that I can teach them, ...
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    Top 20 Blogs for Teachers

    Top 20 Blogs for Teachers
    When I first started out, I was living by myself far away from home. I didn’t have any friends in the community outside of the school. And those were either other band directors or band parents. I didn’t do anything to really try to keep in contact with college friends, I sort of had the Lone Ranger type approach. That was ...
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    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia

    A Great Technology Activity for Students: Animalia
    h4. *What it is:* The Animalia website is based on the popular book and television series written and illustrated by Graeme Base. The website is just as impressive as the book with amazing illustrations and activities for students. On the Animalia website, students are introduced to the characters of Animalia, the goal of the Animalia site, Animalia news, and games and ...
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