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[Written by | 16 Apr 2015]

Increasing homework completion and engaging today’s digital students can be challenging. If you want to improve information retention and increase student achievement, all while teaching your students important 21st Century skills, you’ve found the perfect Premium Resource.
SimpleK12 is thrilled to present to you this FREE printable project and we hope it will bring new life to your classroom.
Present a Civil War Battle Story

In this FREE Premium Resource lesson plan, students will investigate one major battle fought during the American Civil War, gather information about the battle, the major commanders …

[Written by | 15 Apr 2015]

Do you need to revamp your instructional materials to meet Common Core State Standards? Is your curriculum committee making big decisions about what will best prepare your students for college, work and the world? Now could be the right time for your school to consider building your own digital curriculum.
Change is in the air! Changes that will propel one of the next big trends in education—a shift away from “big box” curriculum and the move towards a more personalized, adaptive, “create-your-own” digital curriculum. Key forces driving this change include:

[Written by | 15 Apr 2015]

Are you searching for a hassle-free way to learn about the best educational apps available for your iPad? Join us at this free online event as our iPad experts share their tips and tricks on how to improve your classroom immediately.

If you are using iPads in your classroom and need new ideas, check out these five hot topics:

10 Offline Activities to do with an iPad
Get Students Excited about Reading using the iPad
Apps & Project Ideas to get K-12 …

[Written by | 14 Apr 2015]

 Hello Everyone:
One of the Teacher Learning Community’s favorite presenters, Shelly Terrell, is doing a webinar in a couple of weeks on 7 ways to generate extra income for teachers.
Online teaching, publishing ebooks… and more…
Details right here.

[Written by | 14 Apr 2015]

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This Guest Post is provided by the founders of Storybow Alexandre Brito and Heleen van Huijkelom. For more information on Alexandre and Heleen, please see their bio below.
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