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New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski

New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
Congratulations, newly minted English teacher!  After ____ months/years of trying, you have finally found a teaching job!  Now comes the task of training the youth of America on how to be successfu...
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Though this blog post was written for new high school teachers, it offers great suggestions that any teacher can use to help our students become readers.

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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
Constitution Day, United States Constitution, Preamble to the Constitution, bill of rights,Shays' Rebellion, the Federalist Papers, ratification of the constitution
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Celebrating Constituation Day?  You'll want to check out these resources.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Clutter-free Ways to Display YouTube Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 3 Clutter-free Ways to Display YouTube Videos | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Looking for an alternative to the M.I.A.Cleaner YouTube (known as Clea.nr YouTube)?  Try one on these three tools suggested by Richard Byrne on his Free Technology for Teachers blog a few years ago.

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CNN Student News

CNN Student News | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
CNN.com delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. For in-depth coverage, CNN.com provides special reports, video, audio, photo galleries, and interactive guides.
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Looking for a way to incorporate news and current events into your classroom?  Consider using CNN Student News.  It's a 10-minute, ad-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school.  Teacher materials are available to use with the shows

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Great Digital Lessons

Great Digital Lessons | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Are you thinking about incorporating lessons that require students to read multiple non-fiction text items, synthesize what they read, and cite evidence to support an argument?  On the From Now On website, Dr. Jamie McKenzie details a lesson format, incorporating current events, that would be a great place to start.

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Three Mistakes Teacher Leaders Can Avoid This Year

Three Mistakes Teacher Leaders Can Avoid This Year | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
Having headed a districtwide technology initiative for the last five years, an Alabama teacher reflects on past leadership missteps and how she’s since corrected them.
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Guilty!  Better with ideas than implementation.  Thanks for the wake-up call.

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Gov Docs Kids Group / Celebrate Constitution Day with us!

Gov Docs Kids Group / Celebrate Constitution Day with us! | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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If you are interested in celebrating Constitution Day with your students on September 17th, you'll want to check out these resources.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Services for Creating & Sharing Audio Recordings Online | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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I haven't used any of these yet, but I'm planning to try out Audioboo soon.

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Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core--'integrate technology into classroom inquiry', 'encourage collaboration and sharing in student work', 'use technology to prepare students f...
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You don't need to start from scratch.  Start with what you are already doing and have your students publish their work online.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Digital Portfolios On eduClipper

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Digital Portfolios On eduClipper | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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This would be a good tool to use to have your students showcase their work throughout the year.  They could include a short description for each item that they clip.

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Guest Post: Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Guest Post: Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Is this the year you incorporate blogging into your class? Engage your students while preparing them for their future. 

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A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules

A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules  Well, actually 2. You could make the argument that they’re too simple I guess. Or that they seem elementary and wouldn’t work beyond 4th grade. But I’m not...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:59 AM

I love how this starts: I will treat you with respect so you will know how to treat me. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone adhered to rule #1?

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Citizen Scientists With NOVA Labs

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Citizen Scientists With NOVA Labs | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Share this with your aspiring scientists

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Science360 - Video Library

Science360 - Video Library | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
Science360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math.
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Here's one for the science teachers!  An extensive collection of science vdeos.

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Stump The Teacher: #SDE2013 Session Resources

Stump The Teacher: #SDE2013 Session Resources | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Social Studies teachers should check out the resources near the bottom of this blog post for some new resources to try.


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Website Evaluation | Common Craft

Website Evaluation | Common Craft | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
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Use this video to introduce website evaluation

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Middle School Students as eBook Authors — Library Connections

Middle School Students as eBook Authors — Library Connections | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
A blog for K-12 librarians to connect, share and collaborate. www.FollettSoftware.com
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Have students create eBooks and provide links through our library's catalog

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10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo | Ideas & Inspiration from the "Genius" @theCMS_lmc | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina.  If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. ...
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New to Edmodo or looking to get even more out of it? Try these tips.

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