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9 Books Kids Actually Want to Read - Bay Tree Blog

9 Books Kids Actually Want to Read - Bay Tree Blog | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to find great books for children. But if you’re the parent or teacher of a child who struggles to read, a book might not seem like much of a gift. For reluctant readers, cracking open new books is like running the gauntlet. Will they …
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We need to start talking about digital overload for our children

We need to start talking about digital overload for our children | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
We’ve had to be on guard to protect the media diet of our children for a long time now, argues author Michael Harris. But the stakes when we fail to do so are becoming higher.
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Have a rising kindergartner? Some links to get them ready :: WRAL.com

Have a rising kindergartner? Some links to get them ready :: WRAL.com | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Durham and Wake schools offer online activities and ideas for getting little ones ready for school.
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The Autism Spectrum | Books for Kids, Parents, and Teachers | School Library Journal

The Autism Spectrum | Books for Kids, Parents, and Teachers | School Library Journal | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
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What’s the Best Way to Encourage Kids? | MindShift

What’s the Best Way to Encourage Kids? | MindShift | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
What we need is “a shift in emphasis from ‘raising aspirations’ to ‘keeping aspirations on track.’”
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Top 9 Rhetorical Questions All Moms Ask

Top 9 Rhetorical Questions All Moms Ask | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
9. Do I look like the maid? Check out the Top 9 Rhetorical Questions All Moms Ask, only on NickMom.com!
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A Parent's Guide to Educational iPad Games - iPads in Education

A Parent's Guide to Educational iPad Games - iPads in Education | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Partially excerpted from the new book, iPads in Education for Dummies by Sam Gliksman In between repeatedly imploring my youngest son to turn off the XBox,…...
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Beyond Grades and Trophies, Teaching Kids the Definition of Success

Beyond Grades and Trophies, Teaching Kids the Definition of Success | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Flickr:CriCristina By Amanda Stupi In her new book Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success, psychologist and author Madeline Levine...
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Student-Led Conferences: Letting The Kids Take The Lead . Going to School . PBS Parents | PBS

Student-Led Conferences: Letting The Kids Take The Lead . Going to School . PBS Parents | PBS | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Learn why some schools are doing away with parent-teacher conferences and implementing student-led conferences (SLCs) instead.
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Special Needs Apps for Kids | Special Education Apps | Therapy Apps

Special Needs Apps for Kids | Special Education Apps | Therapy Apps | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Special Needs Apps for Kids (SNApps4kids.com) is a community website to support Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Doctors who want to use technology like the Apple iPadTM to help special needs and typical children of all ages and abilities to...
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.
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GeekMom » Blog Archive » IPads in the Classroom: A Case Study in Auburn, Maine – Part One

GeekMom » Blog Archive » IPads in the Classroom: A Case Study in Auburn, Maine – Part One | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
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Fun Family-Centered Activities for School Break

Fun Family-Centered Activities for School Break | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Between work and school, families don’t get to spend a lot of quality time together during the week. However, during school break, school is removed from the equation, opening up a bit more free time and giving families a chance to slow down and enjoy each other’s company.
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How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer

How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
The long hot days of summer are the perfect time for kids to hone their knowledge of the wizard world, King Arthur’s court or the magical land of Narnia. And while many summer reading lists are sent home with the hope that students will bone up on fiction during the dog days, reading nonfiction can be just as beneficial -- and just as exciting -- as a great novel.
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Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages | MindShift

Ready, Set, Read! Summer Fiction Ideas for Kids of All Ages | MindShift | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic.
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“How was school, sweetie?” “Fine.” End of conversation!?

“How was school, sweetie?” “Fine.” End of conversation!? | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
I originally wrote a version of this article for TakePart.com where I contribute a weekly education post. Check out the rest of my articles there. When
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Surprising Tips That Help Kids Learn to Read | MindShift

Surprising Tips That Help Kids Learn to Read | MindShift | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Parents, do you know how to read? More precisely, do you know how to read to kids? Almost every adult who cares for young children knows that
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Cool Tools: The Best Free Web Applications for Reaching Out to Parents - The Digital Shift

Cool Tools: The Best Free Web Applications for Reaching Out to Parents - The Digital Shift | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
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The Top 50 Apps for Kids: Our favorite picks for education, music, art, and more! at Babble

The Top 50 Apps for Kids: Our favorite picks for education, music, art, and more! at Babble | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Find it impossible to get your kids to sit still for 5 minutes? Not anymore. Babble’s top 50 apps will leave them entertained for hours!
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A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education

A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza on Twitter) is principal of Knapp Elementary in Lansdale, PA, a school where 20 languages are spoken at home.
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Haiku . Ideas & Exploration . Creativity . PBS Parents | PBS

Haiku . Ideas & Exploration . Creativity . PBS Parents | PBS | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it

Creative tool to help children understand and create Haikus.

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Homework Helper refdesk.com

Homework Helper refdesk.com | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it

Nice variety of links to help students of all ages with their homework.  Good resource for parents, too.

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2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids – 31 Five-Star iPad Apps Not to be Missed | The Digital Media Diet

2011 – The Year’s Best Digital Books for Kids – 31 Five-Star iPad Apps Not to be Missed | The Digital Media Diet | Partnering Parents Just Want to Know | Scoop.it
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Ready Classroom offers free K-8 resources teaching emergency preparedness for teachers, students and familes.

Interactive severe weather map, lesson plans, videos, weather descriptions, family emergency plan, emergency checklists, make a plan online, preparedness for pets.
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