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Looking for a New Incentive Program? Try Badges
posted by: Ruthie | August 21, 2013, 01:39 pm   


If only because of the popularity of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, nearly everyone is familiar with the concept of badges.  Even if you’ve never participated in these programs, at the mention of ‘badges’ you probably visualize a sash with round pieces of embroidered cloth sown on.  This rather old-school way of showing off a person’s accomplishments transitioned into the computer age through the creation of digital badges, and now these digital badges are emerging in schools across the country as a way to incentive students.

 
New Technology Inhibits Cheating
posted by: Ruthie | August 20, 2013, 03:25 pm   

As school cheating scandals continue to make headlines, the need for secure testing measures has never been greater. Despite the debate over standardized tests, these assessments provide invaluable  information on student growth, and with developing technology may become safer than ever before.

 
August Teacher Resources – Websites You Can Go Back to School With
posted by: Ruthie | August 16, 2013, 02:42 pm   

In the midst of going through your materials, setting up your bulletin boards, and writing new lessons, check out these websites which can help you add a little flash to the new school year.

 
Freshen Up Your PLN for the New School Year
posted by: Ruthie | August 09, 2013, 12:18 pm   

In the past, we've talked about the importance of setting up a PLN (professional learning network), an online alternative to a school based professional learning community or PLC. PLNs are one of the few forms of professional development that have been shown to have a lasting impact on teacher practice and student learning. As the new year approaches, now is the perfect time to take a look at your PLN and make sure that it's getting the job done.
 
Top 5 Must-Have Teacher Apps for the Classroom
posted by: Ruthie | August 07, 2013, 02:19 pm   

There's always a lot of talk about what apps are good for student use in the classroom – which apps teach math or reading the best or which apps students can use to make presentations. Well, as the school year begins, we thought that we'd recommend the best apps for teachers to use in their classroom.
 
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