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150+ CHROME APPS AND EXTENSIONS FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

"ShakeUpLearning.com has put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. Google Chrome can be customized to fit the needs of our student learners. The database includes 100+ Apps and Extensions and is searchable and filterable."

http://www.shakeuplearning.com/blog/100-chrome-apps-and-extensions/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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16 READING STRATEGIES TO TEACH THIS YEAR

"What reading strategies do students need to learn, anyway? It would be so nice if the standards would just spell it out for us! Unfortunately, I (The Classroom Key blogger Hannah Braun) have never seen that. I’ve racked my brain and made this cheat sheet of the reading strategies I’ve frequently seen in teacher’s guides, professional books, and trainings." Thanks to Tricia Roach for sharing this resource on the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group.

http://www.theclassroomkey.com/2015/10/16-reading-strategies-to-teach-this-year.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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LEARNING IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL DISTRACTION

"The new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains In A High-Tech World makes the case for managing the tsunami of digital distractions to aid how we learn, absorb information and live."

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/05/498477634/learning-in-the-age-of-digital-distraction?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, NEWS IS MOBILE, SOCIAL, AND HARD TO TRUST

"Family, friends, and teachers still play a major role in that process for younger teens, according to San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media. In a newly released study, 66 percent of the children surveyed by the group said they trust "a lot" of the news they receive from their family, compared with 25 percent who said they trust news organizations."

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/03/young_people_news_mobile_social_trust.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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A TEACHER'S PURSUIT OF IMPERFECTION

Classrooms should be messy, vibrant places where mistakes can reveal the unpredictable brilliance of children and provide opportunities for teachers to model persistence and compassion, writes Justin Minkel.

http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/03/07/a-teachers-pursuit-of-imperfection.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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MARCH MADNESS IN THE CLASSROOM?

"Use NCAA-style brackets to get your students passionately debating works of literature—or big topics in any subject."

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/march-madness-meets-ap-lit-brian-sztabnik?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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THE POWER OF INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL

"Pre-K programs for students with special needs vary widely in quality and scope. Some states and districts have long included students with special needs in pre-K classes alongside their more typically developing peers."

https://www.districtadministration.com/article/power-inclusive-preschool?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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BYE, BYE FOOD PYRAMID, WELCOME A NEW WAY TO EAT IN SCHOOL

"For decades, the food pyramid was our basic guide for healthy eating until it was replaced with…what? Our dedicated school nutrition staff know the answer."

http://lilysblackboard.org/2017/03/school-nutrition/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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EDUCATION BY DESIGN: CHALLENGING THE TRADITIONAL DEFINITION OF A LEARNING SPACE

"Net zero energy use, flexible furniture, barn door walls, grab-n-go mobile food carts, and indoor slides. Meet the New Public School."

http://neatoday.org/2017/02/21/school-design/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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STUDENTS ALLOWED TO NAP AT SCHOOL WITH SLEEP PODS

"While many schools are trying to delay their start times, some schools in Las Cruces have installed sleeping pods, where students can go to take 20-minute naps between classes."

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/students-allowed-nap-school-sleep-pods-n729881?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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