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Shiny Things Gleams with Quick Math+, Quick Math & Sakura Time

Quick Math+, Quick Math - Arithmetic & Times Tables, and Sakura Time - Shiny Things, has taken the latest technology and run with it. The best part? Everything! Not only are they these apps quick, but there's absolutely no down time for students. No waiting between problems for the next one to appear AND the first…
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Wee You-Things by Wee Society

  Wee You-Things, by Wee Society LLC, is exactly the kind of book we need to read to our children to help instill 21st-century character traits of acceptance. This HAPPY interactive book encourages us all to appreciate and celebrate the differences in people. We were so delighted when we came across this app, every element in…
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10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid

Author: Splash Math According to a recent Common Sense Media report, 63% of families earning more than $75,000 a year have tablets in their home. Given those numbers, it’s no wonder that there are some mishaps that can happen when you hand over your iPad to your children. Here are the top 10 things that can…
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Before You Invest in a New EdTech Product, Look for These 3 Things

Before You Invest in a New EdTech Product, Look for These 3 Things by Marie Merouze, Founder and CEO of Marbotic As technology permeates more and more areas of our lives, it’s no wonder that it’s starting to infiltrate the school classroom, as well. Often times, the technology that seems most attractive for the classroom…
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3 Things to Know About the K-12 Buying Cycle for Teaching Materials

3 Things to Know About the K-12 Buying Cycle for Teaching Materials Most district and school purchase decisions are made collaboratively by groups of educators. This means that targeting one job title in a district won't work, even if that specific job title is the one who approves the purchase orders. When it comes to…
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30 Things That Kids Need the Most From Teachers

“If we do not secure their hearts, we do not have a shot at their brains.” One thing I have always known is this, to be a highly effective teacher, your students need to know you care about them and feel they are someone special. To piggyback on the blog post from Angela Maiers, Listen to children. Invite them…
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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Although Information Technology has transformed learning, references abound that the state of education today is still grounded in what remains from the industrial revolution. Let’s face it; many schools are still functioning much the way we were a century ago. These nine things educators need to know about the brain are the framework from the book, The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in…
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10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching

Terry Heick, TeachThought 10 Things I Wish I Knew My First Year Of Teaching My first year of teaching was a blur. At the time, it didn’t feel like a blur. It felt a joyous, adrenaline-fueled rush of lessons, meetings, and new relationships.But in hindsight, it was definitely a blur. And now, years later, I can…
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