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      Jessica Thiefels

      Jessica Thiefels is the Director of Social Outreach for Whooo’s Reading, a San Diego-based education organization that motivates students to read more every day. It’s available to teachers, schools and districts. Jessica grew up reading books like The Giver and Holes, and is passionate about making reading as exciting for young kids today as it has always been for her. Follow Learn2Earn on Twitter and Facebook, and check out their new ebook, How to Bring Technology Into the Classroom, just $2.99 on Amazon.com.

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      New Tech Tools to Try With Students in 2017

      Posted by Jessica Thiefels on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

      You’re practically swimming in “must-try” tool lists right now—we know. That’s why we created this unique one for you. These tools can be used in almost every classroom, from kindergarten to high school, and teach students important skills that they’ll need in our modern world, including coding, creativity, and kindness.  

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Educational Software, Education Technology, tips for teachers

      5 Websites for Saving Money on Classroom Supplies

      Posted by Jessica Thiefels on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

      School district budgets get tighter every year, leaving teachers with minimal finances for classroom supplies and for replacing old, outdated learning materials. And you know all too well what it costs to make sure your students have what they need to learn – budget or no budget!

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      Topics: Free Content, tips fpr teachers, back to school

      How to Make Technology Rules for Your Classroom

      Posted by Jessica Thiefels on Wed, Mar 16, 2016

      Ask any teacher who has experienced it: having technology in the classroom is exciting and motivating for students. All they need is a certain amount of freedom to run with the technology and feel empowered. However, letting students loose on the Internet, or even within certain tools, isn’t always safe or conducive to a productive learning environment. 

      This is where technology rules come into play. With certain guidelines in place, students can take charge of their learning journey safely. The following tips can help you with this process. 

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      Topics: Education Technology, Technical Challenges

      Make Your Classroom Library Interactive with Technology

      Posted by Jessica Thiefels on Tue, Dec 1, 2015

      The classroom library is an important space for students – it’s a quiet and comfortable spot where they can read what they want. While there’s nothing wrong with a technology-free classroom library, there’s much to gain from bringing some of these interactive tools into the area, including:

      • Student motivation
      • Student accountability
      • Better organization

      All of these things benefit both you and your students: they’re more excited to read, and you know exactly what they’re reading. To make your classroom library more interactive, try the following three steps.

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, Mobile Devices


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