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How to Overcome the Struggles of Teaching Kids Math

Let's talk about ways to overcome the struggles of teaching kids math. One of the biggest challenges of parenthood is having to oversee our kids’s education. Kids usually need our help with their schoolwork, especially with technical subjects like math. Plus, it’s relatively common for Mathematics to not be among a kid’s favorite subjects. This is despite the fact that it’s vital to encourage kids...
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Awesome Acceleration: 4 Ways to Reach Out to A Gifted Child

As an educator, I've often encountered gifted children. However, it wasn't until I became a parent to one that I fully understood just how challenging it can truly be to nurture a gifted child's natural abilities and particular interests. As my son grows, I'll continue to guide him the best I can so that he can reach his full potential. Still, I know they'll be times when I'll need a little guidan...
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4 Ways Teachers Can Use ClassDojo Scheduled Messages

Today ClassDojo announced a new addition to their already terrific classroom management tool -- ClassDojo Scheduled Messages are here! And they'll make your job as a teacher so much easier. Let me tell you how! Remember to PIN THIS so you can share it with teacher friends! :) 4 Ways Teachers Can Use ClassDojo Scheduled Messages Looking ahead at upcoming events? Set a scheduled message to ...
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Challenge Your Kid Inventor with these Competitions!

Are you the parent a curious kid? One that's always exploring the world around them and coming up with creative ideas for getting things done? Maybe he or she dreams of becoming a kid inventor? Today I'll tell you about two very cool kid inventor competitions. Take this as a chance to encourage and challenge your kid inventor! Or maybe you're an educator and have one of those little dreamers si...
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Screenwise: A Must-Have Practical Guide for Parenting in the Digital Age

Are you raising a digital native? Screenwise, this must-have practical guide for parenting in the digital age will empower you to become a media mentor to your child. It includes practical tips to help you better communicate with your child about their tech use, while fostering good tech use habits for the entire family. Learn how you can raise better digital citizens in today's ever-changing digital world.
Are you raising a digital native? If you're parenting in the digital age, I'm sure you are! Through the years I've often referred to my students, and my own children as "digital natives". People outside of the EdTech space often seem puzzled by my use of this term. It's a term I first encountered some years ago when participating in one of my first technology for education college course. Th...
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Cleaning Hacks for the Classroom – Infographic

Struggling to keep your classroom clean and tidy? These cleaning hacks for the classroom (free infographic included) can help!
There’s a lot to keep track of during the school year, from assignments to testing, to follow-up with parents and administrators. What sometimes becomes less of a focus is a clean classroom; there just aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with the paper, dust, and general grime that students and adults track in every day. But a few simple tips and some cleaning hacks for the classroom can hel...
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Get #EdTech for Your Classroom with PledgeCents

Is there an EdTech tool you wish you had in your classroom? Don't know how you'd pay for it? PledgeCents can help you get #EdTech for your classroom.
Need #EdTech for your classroom? In today's digital age, more teachers are thinking outside the box and bringing EdTech (Educational Technology) and apps into their classrooms. The problem, however, is that these great tools can be costly, schools aren't always willing to cover these costs (or their budgets just don't allow it), and teachers are left either paying for them out of their own pocket...
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Groupon Coupons: BIG Savings for Back to School

Who doesn't love a good Groupon find! I use Groupon for everything - from family movies and dinner plans to date night and travel, gadgets, books for the kids and gifts for the holidays. I always find a good deal with Groupon! But did you know that you can find even more deals with Groupon Coupons, including BIG savings for Back to School! Fabulous! I know. I recently heard about Groupon Coupon...
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Educational Websites for Kids – Plus Infographic

I went out exploring the webs to find some new educational websites for kids. I was happy to come across a pretty cool infographic listing  fun sites for kids. I thought I'd share them with you today. It highlights 2 new websites I know my kiddo will love. It also lists some old favorites (Starfall and BrainPOP), so I won't go into real detail about them here. If you're a teacher like me, these...
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8 Educational Websites for Summer Learning FUN

Educational Websites for Summer Learning Fun - Help your kids avoid the 'summer slide' with these fun educational websites - infographic included
Now you may be asking yourself, but how do I keep them learning through the summer? One way you can do this is through online education. It's no secret that today's kids love technology and they're so tech-savvy too! So why not go ahead and engage them in learning through the 8 Educational Websites I'm about to share with you today. They're not only guaranteed to keep them learning this summer, bu...
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ClassDojo Big Ideas Video Series Teaches Growth Mindset

Big Ideas Video Series from ClassDojo teaches kids about Growth Mindset
ClassDojo Big Ideas video series is finally here!!  The first video in ClassDojo's Big Ideas video series is now available! ClassDojo has teamed up with PERTS (Research team at Stanford University) to develop five kid-friendly videos focused on developing a growth mindset. Click here if you want to learn what a growth mindset is and why it's important. Kids are sure to love these fu...
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ClassDojo Video Feature Brings Classrooms to Life

Are you a ClassDojo user? Have you checked out all their new exciting features that connects parents to what's happening in their kid's classroom?
ClassDojo has a new video feature coming soon to Class Story! I've been keeping this little ClassDojo secret for the past few days and I just can't contain my excitement anymore! I am so glad that I can finally let the secret out! As a ClassDojo Ambassador I'm always excited to hear about what's new with ClassDojo. I'm even more excited when I get to share it with all of you, my fellow mamas and m...
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