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Administrative Solutions

Get to Know ClassDojo – Manage and Motivate Your Class With Ease (Totally Free)

May 19, 2015

In Week 11 of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge we checked out ClassDojo. As with many of the fun free tools we’ve been checking out, the feedback has been quite positive. K-12 teachers use ClassDojo to encourage students with positive feedback, make it easy to communicate with parents, and save time! I could write more about it, […]

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How Your Students can Know WHAT’S DUE, 2015 Style

April 16, 2015

Free App Makes it a Snap to Keep Students, Parents, up to Date on … What’s Due! This is a great free app, although be forewarned that your colleagues might get a little frustrated when your students start asking them, “Why don’t you use the WhatsDueApp too?”! The process for the teacher is a snap […]

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Standards Planner – Manage Lesson Materials and Resources in Minutes, Free and Easy!

March 3, 2015

Get organized AND get thousands of resources to aid with new national and state standards! Have you found it difficult implementing the common core or other national standards in the classroom? Does bookmarking and linking to different sites and material become tedious and inconvenient? Do you ever find yourself wishing all teaching materials could be […]

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing an LMS for K-12

January 1, 2015

These Considerations can Help Schools Make an Informed LMS Selection Educators sorting through the vast number of learning management systems (LMSs) currently on the K-12 market have to deal with the fact that different systems offer different features and to different degrees. That means that purchasing an LMS is a matter of deciding which one […]

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4 Sites that Rate Education and Instructional Technology Products and Services

December 21, 2014

These Sites Offer a Variety of Approaches and Depth in Their Education Technology Resource Reviews Who doesn’t appreciate online reviews as a potential source of useful feedback about products and services they are considering buying? Even better, some online resources specialize in in-depth reviews of certain products. Consumer Reports is a great example – they’ve […]

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5 Web Based Non-Profits For Classroom Teacher Donations and Gifts

December 9, 2014

Have Something to Donate to a Teacher? Need Something Donated for Your Classroom? Check These Sites out! With the giving time of the year upon us, this is a great time to share these sites that teachers across the world are increasingly using to ask for and receive donations to equip their classrooms! Sites and […]

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Doodle – Silly Name, Powerful Tool (for Finding Times to Meet, Work)

November 20, 2014

This Free, Easy Application Makes it Snap to Find Times and Dates When Everyone in a Group is Available Have you ever found it frustrating trying to get a group together and not being able to find a date and time that works for everyone? Have you had to run around in circles chasing emails […]

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5 Tips for Improving Retention and Outcomes Through Improved Coaching and Tutoring

November 13, 2014

Most Schools Offer Tutoring and Other Support Services. Here’s a few Ideas for Taking Them up a Level. Student attrition accounts for $40 billion of lost tuition, according to research conducted by the Economic Policy Institute and recently confirmed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Negative perceptions of the college experience account for 80% […]

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How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

October 16, 2014

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? Okay, so I’m probably going to ruffle a few feathers here, but this is really just so frustrating. I wonder how other educators feel about this? My son attends a widely respected, highly ranked public New York State […]

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iPad Workflow in the Elementary Classroom – 6 Techniques and Tips

October 2, 2014

Kellie Chaney teaches Spanish and Technology at Franklin Academy where she manages an iPad cart in her classroom and assists teachers in utilizing two shared carts. Prior to teaching K-2, Kellie taught high school Spanish and English as a Second Language for several years where she was able to use a class set of iPod […]

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