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Archive for April, 2012



Hearing Protection for Children with Hush Buddy Earmuffs

What if you couldn’t hear? Come join Califone Saturday & Sunday April 28-29th and learn how to prevent hearing loss at The Grove in Los Angeles. (more…)

Flipped Classes with a Document Camera

At your school you may have that one goofy spirit week that includes a backwards [clothes-wearing] day for students but for your classroom and curriculum, why not make it backwards too? Backwards? Yes, as in flipping your classroom so that the time that your students are spending learning new lesson plans is taken at home while your face-to-face interaction with them involves going over homework assignments in class. (more…)

Using Audio Books as Technology to Assist Student Readers

With so many ways to use technology in the classroom, one of my most reliable uses is the use of the audio book.

As a middle teacher who teaches students whom have newly migrated to America, have special needs, or various other circumstances, I am challenged to meet the needs of each student not only individually, but also the whole class during the time given. I decided to go back to basics. Basics being, going back to what many of the elementary school teachers are already doing. Stations, and reading TO children. (more…)

10th Winner in 10-Day Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center Giveaway Contest

The tenth and final winner in the 10-Day Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center Giveaway contest is Robyn Elaine! Elaine’s submission offered a glimpse into her world as a general education 2nd-grade teacher of a very diverse group of students with varying individual learning needs and was worthy enough to be our final winner. (more…)

9th Winner in 10-Day Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center Giveaway Contest

Congrats to 7th grade Life Science teacher Laura Barker as the penultimate winner of a Spirit SD Learning Center! (more…)

8th Winner in 10-Day Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center Giveaway Contest

Congratulations to Melissa Ranslow Beland, who’s the 8th of ten teachers to win a Spirit SD Learning Center! (more…)

7th Winner in 10-Day Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center Giveaway Contest

On this the opening day of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, Rachel Evers hit the ball out of the park to become the 7th winner in the 10th anniversary Spirit Classroom Learning contest! (more…)

6th Winner in 10-Day Spirit SD Learning Center Contest

Whitney Morgan just won herself a 4-person Spirit SD Classroom Learning Center and intends to help her 2nd grade students improve their reading with it! (more…)