Tech Tuesday: Using Animoto to connect with parents

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Sweet Integrations…With a Taste of Technology knows parent communication is essential for classroom teachers. Your parents will think you are the most amazing teacher when you connect using Animoto. If you aren’t familiar with Animoto, it’s a great free, easy to use, online video slideshow application. You can turn your class photos, video clips and music… Read more »

How far have they slid already?

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By now you have probably heard about our Avoid the Summer Slide promotion. We are promoting the wonderful, free teacher-created materials at http://avoidthesummerslide.com to parents who want to help their children avoid learning loss known as the “summer slide.” Feel free to share this great website with your friends, followers and family! We have already shared some creative ideas… Read more »

Avoid the Summer Slide

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Most educators are familiar with the term “summer slide” or “summer slump.” It is what happens to most school-aged children every summer when their brains are not kept active and they have to relearn things or they fall behind at the start of the school year. To combat the summer slide, it is important for… Read more »

Creative ideas for fun and learning this summer (part 2)

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Shopkeeper Karenzo Media gives us even more tips and ideas for keeping children’s minds active over the summer. These ideas, plus those from part 1, are designed to help children avoid the summer slide. Famous people: Have a tea party with Emily Dickinson! Brainstorm with your child some famous people from around the world –… Read more »

Creative ideas for fun and learning this summer (part 1)

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While teachers look forward to summer break, parents may be feeling a bit anxious or overwhelmed thinking of activities to keep the kiddos busy. Shopkeeper Karenzo Media gives us some tips and ideas for keeping children’s minds active over the summer. Studies show that students lose up to two months of what they learned in… Read more »

Get Caught Reading: Reader’s notebook

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To celebrate Get Caught Reading month, we are doing a series of posts from our shopkeepers regarding techniques to encourage your students to read. To wrap up the series, we have an idea from Third Grade Doodles to create organizational reader’s notebooks for your students. Last year, my students used binders to hold their reading… Read more »

Get Caught Reading: Getting reluctant readers to read

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To celebrate Get Caught Reading month, we are doing a series of posts from our shopkeepers regarding techniques to encourage your students to read. Frist, we shared a technique to get students to use the library. Then an idea to generate students’ interest for reading books in a series. Now, we have some ideas from… Read more »