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40 Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom!

30 Ways to use Twitter in your classroom as a parent communication tool! Plus, 10 additional ways to incorporate Twitter in your classroom! Social Media in the classroom is a new hot topic for a variety of reasons. When used for educational purposes, there are endless possibilities! You can use Twitter in the classroom for many reasons. You first need to ask yourself what your purpose would be to integrate Twitter in your classroom: Student collaboration? Publishing to a global…

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1:1 Digital Paperless Elementary Classroom – Criteria for “Technology Assistant”

Welcome back to the blog series! To re-cap, the first blog post discussed “The Beginning” of your technology journey and things to think ahead for. The second blog post discussed “Caring for Technology” as another topic you need to prepare for. If you missed either of those posts, click below to read! Today, I will be discussing how to choose your “Technology Assistants” and why this is important. Everything really depends on the types of devices you have, how many…

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1:1 Digital Paperless Elementary Classroom – Caring for Technology

Welcome back to the blog series! Today’s topic is Caring for Technology! Depending on the types and amounts of devices you will be responsible for in your classroom you need to have a plan to keep them clean, updated, charged and more! This is no different than establishing your typical classroom rituals and routines at the beginning of the school year. It’s exactly the same thing, just for expensive devices. Cleaning Devices: This is something that I’m passionate about because…

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1:1 Digital Paperless Elementary Classroom – The Beginning

Welcome to the Blog Series…. Today’s topic… Are you moving towards a 1:1 Classroom? Or are you there? Well, if you are there or you are going to be there, I believe you are here reading this blog post today because you are in the beginning and feeling a bit overwhelmed. I know it’s hard not to worry, but give yourself credit for taking on this adventure! Your feelings are completely normal and will change over time! This quote is…

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#DIGITALLITERACY – Paperless Standards Based Literacy Activities

Created for the Google or Microsoft Classroom!

What is Digital Literacy? We all know Literacy means the ability to read and write. So Digital Literacy is accomplishing these tasks through utilizing technologies in the classroom. Digital Literacy is properly stated to be the ability to evaluate, create and share content using digital technologies and the internet. (Cornell University) This is exactly what I want for my students! Do you? I want my students to evaluate texts, media, questions, create responses and more using technology tools. Then share…

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