Books To Check Out This Summer Break

With summer well underway and a bit of free time on your hands, it is time to grab a drink, sit by the pool, and engage in a nice book! If your goal is to continue learning about education and the many ways it is evolving, check out this list of 3 books that we feel are both interesting and thought provoking for educators. From advancing technology to developing yourself as a professional, this list has something for everybody looking to learn more about the classroom and ways we can improve teaching.

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How to ITSE

With ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education) just around the corner, the time to plan is now! This year is shaping up to be an excellent one for the convention, which runs from June 25-28th, with a number of exciting keynote speakers and workshops to visit. This blog will serve as an unofficial guide to ISTE to help you to navigate through the many opportunities provided at the conference and expo!

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Literacy Thrives in Speaking & Listening

Language arts has always been what I love to teach the most. I love teaching the love and reading and the skill of writing, but I equally feel speaking and listening is important when getting a balanced literacy approach in place. Last month, I worked on listening and speaking lessons with first grade using Toontastic focusing on story elements through creating their very own digital story. I used @iThinkWrite headphones and discovered so much about teaching little ones speaking and listening.

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