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An EdChat Soundtrack: 60 Songs to Keep Your Class Jammin’

Pretend this: every day of your teaching career there is a gigantic boombox (Yes, I was raised in the '80s) hovering just above your head. It includes a very intuitive and accurate D.J. who constantly selects just the right song at the right time.

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The Long Stretch Until Summer

Your day-to-day is anything but ordinary. Each day you have the opportunity to reach students in a way that nobody else can. You will spend more time with them in a given day than some of their parents. Your "boring" life involves shaping the future.

13 days ago by

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Do You Know Me? The Voice of a Disgruntled Student in a Boring Class

“Ignited by the opportunity for creative expression and fueled by talent-based, intrinsic motivation, students will relentlessly pursue higher truths and knowledge to create lives replete with challenges, service, integrity, happiness, fulfillment, and success.” We can call this standard TSBR-US1 (“This Should Be...

19 days ago by

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Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens

There are a variety of helpful tools to choose from to make content curation fun and efficient. If you're just starting out, it’s important to choose a flexible tool that will grow with you as you strive to use technology to "Teach Above the Line" and transform learning.

20 days ago by

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The 4 Characteristics of Great 21st Century Resumes

So, whether you are in the process of revising your resume or curriculum vitae to apply for new positions this Spring or are simply wanting to stay up-to-date, the following are four characteristics of great resumes that will further brand you as a 21st century educator.

21 days ago by


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Rosetta Stone

For nearly 20 years Rosetta Stone has helped educators in K-12 schools deliver innovative solutions to expand language programs. Our goal is to provide the best research-based language-learning technology and ensure the success of students, teachers, and administrators.

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Let’s Read Together: 10+ DigiTools for Growing Readers

Until now, I’ve only had those students who can bring their own devices to school to test some of these tools for use in the classroom. Next year, I look forward to having everyone on the same digital page.

27 days ago by

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Northwestern Educators Are Starting Their Engines at #NCCE2014

The day’s schedule consisted of a number of summits, workshops, and sessions. However, the general consensus in the corridors of the Washington State Convention Center was that value was offered by all.

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