Accelerate Earth Day Virtual Learning with the New ecoAction Virtual Field Trip from FUTURE U – Now Available On-Demand Apr 30

Accelerate Earth Day Virtual Learning with the New ecoAction Virtual Field Trip from FUTURE U – Now Available On-Demand

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Boeing and Discovery Education launched the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip. You and your students can still enjoy this virtual experience in your own time by accessing it on demand at BoeingFUTUREU.com.!    Focused on investigation of the themes of air, land, water, and waste, the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip invites students to explore how they can do their part to […]

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL Apr 24

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

BiljaST / Pixabay   Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN […]

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TpT Donates $100,000 to Help Teachers Access Distance Learning Materials Apr 18

Getting More Resources in the Hands of Educators

At TpT, teachers inspire us every day. In the weeks since widespread school closures began, this inspiration has taken on new meaning. Teachers are stepping up to support students through this crisis — from hosting webinars for fellow educators and parents to holding virtual school-wide trivia events. I was struck by the way one teacher […]

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Explore Virtual Project-Based Learning Opportunities with the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge Apr 12

Explore Virtual Project-Based Learning Opportunities with the TCS Ignite Innovation Student Challenge

Project-based learning is designed to give students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills through engaging projects that are focused on developing solutions to real-world problems.  As parents and educators around the country look to expand virtual learning resources at their disposal, TCS’ Ignite My Future in School and the Ignite Innovation Student Challenge provide a one-stop destination for digital learning resources to […]

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My Most Popular Tweets Of The Month Apr 06

My Most Popular Tweets Of The Month – Coronavirus Edition

PhotoMIX-Company / Pixabay I used to post weekly collections of my best tweets, and used Storify to bring them together. Unfortunately, Storify went under. Fortunately, however, Wakelet was a new tool that was able to import all of a person’s Storifys. So you can see all those previous Twitter “Best” lists here. You might also […]

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What We’re Hearing From Teachers, Schools, and Parents Mar 31

What We’re Hearing From Teachers, Schools, and Parents

It’s surreal to be writing this from one of the 150 new TpT offices — like most teams, TpT is working from home until further notice. Amid barking dogs, breaks for math lessons, and makeshift home workstations, it’s made me incredibly proud to see Team TpT work harder than ever to take care of educators […]

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Good STEM Fun, Any Way You Slice It Mar 25

Good STEM Fun, Any Way You Slice It

Discovery Education Celebrates National Pi Day  *Can you guess which iconic mathematical thinker was born on March 14th?*  No Pattern, No Problem  Where to begin with Pi? At the end? That might take awhile – seeing as there is none! But actually, that’s what people love about this mysterious mathematical constant: it’s never-ending string of digits, which we generally shorten to […]

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The “Best Of The Best” Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures Mar 19

The “Best Of The Best” Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures

  Let Me Know If You’re Teaching K-12 Students Online Because Of COVID-19 & Would Like To Write A Guest Post About Your Experiences   I’ve been sharing a lot of resources over the past week, and will continue to do so. However, it can be overwhelming – to me and to readers. This is […]

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Not Just for ELA Class: 5 Practical Strategies for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subject Areas Mar 13

Not Just for ELA Class: 5 Practical Strategies for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subject Areas

New technologies and the exponential growth of information have transformed society. And, as a result of this, literacy instruction has evolved to encompass much more than it did a short time ago. Historically, literacy instruction has been focused on teaching basic reading, writing, and comprehension skills through the written word, but the digital world that […]

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Introducing the Initiative Empowering Students to Be Vape Free Mar 07

Introducing the Initiative Empowering Students to Be Vape Free

As kids grow up, they’re faced with the increased responsibility on how to make healthy choices. It starts with little decisions, like picking out an after-school snack, or which sport they want to play, and eventually leads to bigger decisions like college or a career path. As adults, we try our best to arm them […]

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