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December 2016 Blog Posts (7)

Stay in Your Lane

My students, like every adolescent, have their phones in their hands all day. They are in constant contact with their friends, and don't miss an opportunity to take pictures of themselves or their lunch. To the adults around them they may seem very tech-savvy, but the adults should know better. The kids certainly know how to use Instagram and Snapchat, but they don’t know how to insert a picture into a Word document…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on December 28, 2016 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

Blogs: Do They Serve Any Real Purpose?



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This year I made a few changes to my WordPress Blog site. I removed all of the ads that WordPress placed on it and I now use my name as the domain name to more easily traffic readers to the site. As I did these things at a minimal cost, I questioned whether or not it was worth…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 28, 2016 at 9:13pm — No Comments

16 Teaching Apps Which Can Help Students Improve Their Writing

One of your responsibilities as a teacher is to teach your student how to write, because it's a skill they will rely on a lot throughout their lives. Granted, not all of them will become writers, but they will be required to put together academic assignments, such as essays and dissertations, or communicate with their clients and business partners. According to James Wilson, who is a professional writer for Essayontime, an…

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Added by Brenda Savoie on December 26, 2016 at 8:03am — 1 Comment

Tools to Create Citation List for a College Essay

Essay writing requires a lot of research, concentration, time as well as patience. We amy not be able to finish a crucial essay due to lack of the attributes mentioned earlier even if we want to. Our life has become much easier and feasible thanks to internet revolution. Essay writing also needs it. You can use the services of one among many writing service companies to get your job done by the deadline given. They can help you to know about the toolss needed for essay writing. Essay writing…

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on December 24, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Symptoms You Should Never Ignore.

At one point or the other in people’s lives, they have been either busy or tired to notice some symptoms. The symptoms starts off as a minor itch or ache and them disappears. What people forget is that when the pain goes away, at least temporarily, it means that the disease is in its incubation stage. However, people tend to have a nagging feeling that things are not right. There are a number of symptoms you should never ignore regardless of the intensity of the pain and you need to know …

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Added by Jennifer Broflowski on December 21, 2016 at 5:26pm — No Comments

YOU AS A FAMILY CAN MAKE YOUR KIDS PERFORMANCE BETTER!

What is the correct way to approach an issue like low grades in school? Let us say that your son is in school, and he has been a good student until now,…

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Added by Yashaswi Mishra on December 19, 2016 at 5:47am — No Comments

A Key to Education Reform.

Key & keyhole with light coming from it The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned.

Each of these methods to teach can be effective with many groups…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on December 7, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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Literacy in Special Schools

I'm a teacher in a special school in Australia and we use the 4 Blocks Framework. I was wondering if anyone else uses this literacy framework? What other frameworks do schools use for literacy?See More
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Writing Linguistic Perfection: 10 Steps to Correct Grammar

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