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Motion Math: Hungry Fish

 Motion Math: Hungry Fish, by Motion Math, is a fabulous learning game! Mental math is such a key component for success in building a strong foundation in math, and building on this early on helps all other math concepts fall into place with relative ease. Our students were enthralled by this simple, yet brilliant game -…
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Educational Reform – There Is No Single Ideal Learning Form

Educational Reform - There Is No Single Ideal Learning Form is a cross-post by By Justin Marquis, Ph.D. and Terry Heick, Director of Curriculum at TeachThought. In “The Importance of Being Divisive in Education,” RiShawn Biddle, writing for Dropout Nation, concluded his post by stating: “In short, school reformers should accept — and fully embrace — being divisive. Because it is the…
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Does Being Happy at Work Matter?

Does Being Happy at Work Matter? An article with a similar title was recently published in the Harvard Business Review and it piqued my interest immediately. Let me explain why I retired last June after a 30-year career as a public school special education teacher because I despised my job. The same job that I had loved…
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Backyard Engineers

    Backyard Engineers by Filament Learning brings all the joys of a perfect summer day. Created for both the iPad and the Android market, the app serves as an introduction to physics, problem-solving, and adapting strategies as the data rolls, which are all good skills for little engineers and practical life skills. The storyline…
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Tech & Learning’s Top Ten Influencers for 2013

Tech & Learning’s Top Ten Influencers for 2013 The Big Ten for edtech in 2013 according to Tech & Learning are trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector.  With tech changing every nano second it is quite an honor to be on this impressive list. These top ten influencers for 2013 are the ones…
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Learn to code on your iPad – Revised

Much thanks to Rachel Ramos, Webmaster at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and Susan Bearden, from Bearden Education Technology Consulting, for sharing this post -  Learn to Code on your iPad. Here are a few options to get you started! Kodable iPad only Free; In-app purchase to unlock all content $6.99 Geared towards ages 4+, the Kodable app is a great…
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Grandma Loves Bugs

  FairLady Media has a virtual "buggy" hit with Grandma Loves Bugs.  Choose from ten different games with an emphasis on numbers, colors, matching and identifying.  As a teacher, I loved the spelling game as it forces the student to put the letters in order and not be able to make random guesses.  As with…
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