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6 Tried & True Tech Solutions to Classroom Problems

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Oct 17, 2018

With the variety of options available today, education technology is increasingly becoming the solution to everyday classroom issues that teachers have struggled with for years. However, the wide range of EdTech solutions available can make it difficult to choose what will work best for your students—and experimentation with different products isn’t always possible with your school’s budget.

To help you make the best decision for your classroom, we’ve compiled a list of six tried-and-true tech solutions that other educators recommend to solve your everyday classroom problems:

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Topics: tips for teachers, Administrator Resources

Instructional Leadership From the Top

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Teaching and learning is the core of what we do in education. As teachers, we know that day in and day out, that is our main charge: student learning. All too often, our day-to-day goals are sidetracked for whatever reason. Some of these reasons are unavoidable, but some come from the driving vision of the district. The support for student learning that flows from the district vision, and is supported by the district-level administrators, helps to keep distractions to a minimum. The people at the top must keep “the main thing the main thing” to keep the focus on learning.

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Topics: Administrator Resources

The Education Pendulum

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

For those teachers who have been in the field of education for a while, we often feel that the pendulum in the larger world of education is swinging back and forth all the time. For a few years we will head in one direction, and then for the next few years we will head back in another direction.

Why do they feel this way? There are a number of reasons for it—some are simple, while others are more complex. Here are a few: 

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Topics: tips for teachers

Part 1: Trauma Informed 101

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, Oct 10, 2018


In the world of education, the term “trauma informed” has caught on over the past few years. It is a term used by many to define an approach to students—particularly in how we discipline them. If you have heard the term but don’t feel as though you completely understand it, this information may be helpful to you.

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Topics: tips for teachers, Administrator Resources

The Truth About Professional Learning Communities

Posted by Kristy Nerstheimer on Tue, Oct 9, 2018


Professional learning communities (PLCs) are at the forefront in education today. This initiative was brought forth after much research was done on the highest-performing schools in the lowest socioeconomic areas. The big takeaway is when school leaders and teachers implement best practice teaching for each child, overall school achievement improves. By all appearances, PLCs look like a group of grade-level teachers (or department teachers) who plan, organize, and implement a curriculum. However, effective PLCs are quite different.         

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Topics: tips for teachers, Administrator Resources

Spooky Tech Integration Ideas

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Fri, Oct 5, 2018

The perfect witch’s brew is full of different elements: an eye of newt, a feather from an eagle, a drop of raven tears—there is a mix of just about everything! A great lesson plan is kind of the same way. There is a dash of engagement, at teaspoon of technology, and a heaping cup of cognitive thinking to make the perfect education “stew.” 

In order to harness that excitement of the Halloween season and increase engagement with our students, teachers should consider developing themed lessons around fun Halloween ideas. Teachers should also consider how they can integrate technology to make the lesson even more fun. Finally, using a theme and technology is great, but high-level thinking makes lessons the best they can be. 

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Topics: Lessons, tips for teachers

Huntington Beach City School District: Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Workforce

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Knowing that 60 percent of the jobs that elementary school students will fill haven’t even been invented yet, Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD) is on a mission to prepare those students for successful futures by transforming its classrooms into 21st century learning environments. 

“If you were in a classroom 10 years ago and told your high school English teacher that you were going to write a blog, your teacher would have looked at you like you'd lost your mind,” says Gregory Haulk, HBCSD’s superintendent. “They would have told you that there was no way you could make a living at it, and to start thinking about writing for a newspaper.”

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Topics: Education Technology, Educational influencers

October Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Congratulations—you made it through the madness of the first month back! Now that you and your students are settled, why not work a little fall and Halloween fun into your lessons?

Here is our collection of themed content for October: 

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Topics: tips for teachers

What Can You Do With Your Flat Panel Display?

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Today’s students are digital natives, so it makes sense to incorporate displays into the learning process. But what’s the best way to use this technology? You want to make sure your students are learning as much as possible, but you also want to keep things fun so they won’t get bored!

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Topics: tips for teachers, Flat Panel Displays

Redesigning the Classroom: Top 5 Ways to Change Your Classroom Dynamic

Posted by Denise Scribner on Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Some of you have been in the classroom for almost six weeks, while others have just begun. Making changes to your classroom at this point in the school year may sound odd, but sometimes it is good to make a change after a few weeks to spice things up. 

If you’re thinking about shaking up your classroom dynamic, here are some easy changes you can incorporate:

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Topics: tips for teachers


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