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Free Digital Lesson Planning Tool

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Technology, Distance Learning

Seesaw Tips & Tricks

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Distance Learning

Virtual Field Trip Ideas & Resources

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Distance Learning

3 Sure Bets for Professional Growth This Fall

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Distance Learning

5 Ways to Prepare for Back-to-School Distance Learning

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Topics: Technology, Back-to-School, Distance Learning

Top 5 Tech Courses

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, Courses

Teaching and Learning with Podcasts: Our 4 Favorites

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Technology, 21st Century Learning

Digital Tools for Online Learning

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Topics: Technology, 21st Century Learning, Distance Learning

Power Up With Google Chrome Extensions

If you have ever had the choice between something “basic” and….”tricked out,” you know the latter had more bells and whistles, the abilities to do more, resulting in an enhanced experience. For the purpose of this writing, the “basic” is the shiny new Chromebook as it arrived from the factory. Chrome Extensions add to the browser on a Chromebook to enhance your online navigation and personalize your experience!  

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Topics: Technology, Digital Resources

Children & Screen Time

I’m one of many parents who, during this “new normal,” has children (ages 9 and 6) who currently interact with their screens more than with each other or their parents. My husband and I have full time jobs, so distraction doesn’t bode well while we are working at home. We’re also former educators, so we know enough of the science and recommendations around “screen time” to understand what is happening with our kids. 

And we don’t like it one bit. 

If you are reading this, you might be in our frustrating position, and like us, you may have just needed to bite the bullet and free the children to go into the abyss of screen time and the Internet. To soften the blow, allow me to share a few insights I’ve learned over the years about the idea of “screen time.” 

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Topics: Technology, Student Brain Development

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