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10 Free Educational Android Apps

10 Free Educational Android Apps

When looking for free educational apps, Android users are often left out as lists are overwhelmingly for Apple products.  If you are lucky enough to have an Android tablet device in your classroom, never fear – there are plenty of free and educational apps for you to download.  Below are 10 apps you might want
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50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources

50 Free and Low-Cost Teaching Resources

Free teaching resources are always in high demand.  With the changes taking place due to the implementation of new standards, finding material that is free or low-cost is even more important.  During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, we talked about free resources that can be used across the curriculum and for teachers from
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Free Teaching Resources – #TeachChat Archive from November 13, 2013

Free Teaching Resources – #TeachChat Archive from November 13, 2013

Finding new teaching resources is always an exciting thing, but when those resources are free it is even better.  During the November 13th #TeachChat we talked about free resources for everything from science to math to language arts to ESL.  Explore the resources in the transcript below by scrolling down and reading up.  Join us
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10 Language Arts iPad Apps for the Classroom

10 Language Arts iPad Apps for the Classroom

Providing students with experiences that let them grow, learn, explore, and evaluate their understanding of subject matter is the goal of technology use in the classroom.  Finding apps that provide those experiences is not only time consuming, but is particularly challenging for middle and high school classrooms.  The 10 language arts apps that follow offer
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11 Free Math Sites for Kids

11 Free Math Sites for Kids

Math centers are a lot more fun when games are involved.  Let your students explore the fun and educational math skills games on these 11 free websites.  They encourage practice with everything from sorting and counting to tessellations and fractions.  Be sure to print out the free downloadable at the end with all of the
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11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

Free resources are always a teacher’s dream, but when it comes to free sites to use during reading instruction the choices can be few and far between.  Whether you are looking for a site to use during the Daily 5’s “Listen to Reading” time or want to provide students with a fun early-finisher activity, the
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#TeachChat 101: How to Join and Participate in a Twitter Chat

#TeachChat 101:  How to Join and Participate in a Twitter Chat

Every other Wednesday at 9pm EST, Really Good Stuff hosts #TeachChat, an education-related Twitter chat.  With recent changes to Twitter’s format there have been some disruptions to the platform that is usually recommended to follow along and participate.  Keeping that in mind, we wanted to share with you a few other ways that you can
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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom

The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students, the benefits of using technology in and for the classroom
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5 Cursive Handwriting Instruction Resources

5 Cursive Handwriting Instruction Resources

Cursive writing, according to Really Good Stuff’s teacher survey, while not formally taught in many districts is still being taught by teachers who realize its importance in the modern world.  Being able to understand and write in cursive means that future generations will have the same access to script and, most importantly, be able to
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Using the iPad As A Tool to Enhance and Transform Instruction – An IRA 2013 Session Recap

Using the iPad As A Tool to Enhance and Transform Instruction – An IRA 2013 Session Recap

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Dr. Amy Hutchison from Iowa State University presented at the International Reading Association Conference in San Antonio, TX.  Here are some highlights of her hour-long presentation.   Using the iPad As A Tool to Enhance and Transform Instruction