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April 2010 Blog Posts (25)

Are Your Students LEGO Smart? | Creativity Contest

LEGO Smart Contest Builds Problem Solvers



Calling all teachers, home educators, after-school program directors, and any other educators working with k-12 students - are your students LEGO smart? "Being LEGO® SmartTM is more than

building with LEGO bricks. It's having the ability to work in teams,

solve problems, and create solutions. It means understanding key

science, technology,…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 9, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

Do We Trust Our Classroom Teachers?


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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 8, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Resources for Celebrating National Library Week

National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958, is an annual celebration of the contributions of America's libraries and librarians sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across

the country.



Our nation's school, academic, public and special libraries make an impact in the lives of students today more than ever and serve as crucial technology hubs for people in need of free web

access and…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Is that a Walkman? 5 Ways to Use iPods in the Classroom



Apple's iPod has transformed the way people interact with music as well as the music industry itself. Anyone who has stepped in a classroom in the last few years can see that the iPod has also transformed our students. The trick is not fearing this technology, but harnessing it as a powerful tool for education. The iPod has the power to transform education as it has the music industry. Here are a few ways you can use the iPod in… Continue

Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 6, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Antithesis of Flash Mobs - How Professional Learning Communities Are Changing Education

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If you live in the United States, you've undoubtedly heard in the media recently about the phenomena of flash mobs. As a resident of the greater Philadelphia area, flash mobs are in the news regularly as teens in the city have already vandalized houses and businesses by organizing the events on Facebook and other social media. Not only is it criminal, it is incredibly easy for law enforcement to track these…

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Added by Thomas J. West on April 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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