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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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Reading Levels Explained for Parents!

Preparing for another year of reading level assessments? Do you always conference with parents about their child’s progress? Then this post is for you! The reading level letters cover all DRA Levels 1-30 along with covering Levels A-Z. To be honest, if a parent does not have an education background or is not using various resources to supplement reading instruction at home then they don’t understand reading levels. So that is why I created this product! The Rationale:  It’s all…

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Professional Learning and Presenting at the NC Reading Conference!

Professional Learning as I like to call it [instead of development] has become more and more of a passion of mine on my career path! One thing for example, ask my staff, I’m am pro reading and book study! As an Educator and Literacy Coach I am always choosing a book to read with my staff or on my own each semester and summer. I am always trying to improve my practice as well as be an example to my…

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Data Meetings and Analyzing Data

Truth: We collect all this data and leave it because of time constraints. Truth: We collect all this data and don’t change instruction for various reasons. Truth: We collect all this data and just look at it briefly until next time. Does this sound familiar? It’s very common, data can be time consuming and the purpose of it is hard to get to sometimes. Do you, your team or school struggle with analyzing data? Do you hold Data Meetings? Many educators…

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Guided Reading Organization and Documentation Simplified! Plus MORE!!!

Keeping it simple and organized! Isn’t that what everyone’s about? Everything I am about to share with you, I USED in the classroom! They are so simple and easy to use, which makes them a favorite of mine. So you can say they’ve been tested and implemented with success! Before I get started, everything I’m about to show you below has just been updated. So if you own any of the 3 products below, go re-download!  Questions: Do you keep…

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