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[Written by | 22 Oct 2014]

Are you interested in using Google Apps and Tools in your classroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us at our upcoming free online event as our renowned experts share their favorite tips and tricks for integrating Google into your classroom.
  
You’ll Learn How to…

Use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.
Efficiently manage workflow between teachers and students using Google.
Use Google Forms to create surveys, process checks, formative assessments, contact logs, exit tickets, and …

[Written by | 21 Oct 2014]

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This Guest Post is brought to us by Tracy Collins, author of the educational blog Essay Universe. For more information on Tracy, please see her bio below.
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Using Technologies to Teach Writing (Part 2)
This is the second part of the article on useful technologies to teach writing. In the previous post we have listed the sites and tools that help to boost writing efficiency, …

[Written by | 17 Oct 2014]

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.
Tell a Roller Coaster Digital Story

In this FREE Premium Resource lesson plan, students will create a digital story of representative images that explain how roller coasters work, from the beginning of the ride …

[Written by | 15 Oct 2014]

Are you ready to discover new and exciting ways to utilize iPads in your K-12 classroom? At this free online event, our iPad experts share their favorite apps, web resources, and educational tools for you and your students. Explore innovative ways to manage your classroom, excite your students, and increase academic achievement at this fun-filled online event. The best part? It’s absolutely free!
  

You’ll learn how to…

Get organized and learn on the go with mobile devices.
Engage your students with interactive QR codes.

[Written by | 14 Oct 2014]

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This Guest Post is brought to us by Tracy Collins, author of the educational blog Essay Universe. For more information on Tracy, please see her bio below.
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Many educational experts have recognized the importance of using technology to teach writing in the digital age. In fact, a recent survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers found that 78% agree digital technologies encourage …