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Rebecca Penina Simon
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Do You Have a Growth Mindset?
As an educator and reflective practitioner, I strive to think about the actions I have taken in the past and how they have affected my students, fellow teachers, and myself. I used to think that my talents and abilities were simply fixed traits.  If I am ta...

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Professional Growth Just for Me at SMARTee Summit 2016
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "Teachers are the worst audience."  If you have a bunch of teachers in the audience and you find that they are chatting away, it's most likely because they are not finding the speaker or activity very entertaining or releva...

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ISTE 2016 Ideas to Take Into the New School Year
From the 3 C's (Conversion, Curriculum, Collaboration), to digital playgrounds, from flying pigs to virtual reality, ISTE 2016 Denver was a conference not to be missed! There are many ways that I can make tech my "superpower."  (If you did miss ISTE 2016, p...

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Pairing Best Learning Practices With Technology
When integrating Educational Technology, it is important to pair best learning practices to engage students and maximize their success.  Several best practices include: Learning Through Collaboration, Learning Culture, Problem Solving, Digital Content Imple...

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Lessons Learned From an Inspiring Teacher
Teachers are leaders who support us.  No matter what grade we are in - whether it's preschool  through post-graduate and beyond, we are never too old or too smart to be inspired by a teacher.  My story takes place only a few years ago, when I was completing...

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Bring Gamification to Your Classroom With LAB Games from SMART
In recent years, there has been a push for gamification in the educational setting.  According to Jane McGonigal , game designer and author, playing games can have several benefits, which include: urgent optimism, social fabric, blissful productivity, and e...

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So, What's New in News-O-Matic?
Let’s face it - in today’s day and age, information is merely at our fingertips.  We live in what's known as the digital age or information age, and everything is so accessible. At the same time, there are so many families who are lacking books in their hom...

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11 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Your SMART Board by Marlana Martinelli
Do you and your students tend to do the same thing on your interactive whiteboard over and over? Us too! That’s why we were excited to talk with Rebecca Penina Simon, an interactive-whiteboard expert who’s also the director of educational technology at Solo...

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Thankful Thoughts: The Gift of Professional Learning and Growth
I was fortunate this Thanksgiving Holiday to spend time by my parents; I am ever indebted to them for all that they have done for me and continue to do.   Of course, there are many other things that I am thankful for in my life. One of them is having the gr...

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Do YOU Know Where Your Students Are Online? The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship
You've got some downtime for some of your students since they finished their work early.  Rather than giving them a book to read or another activity to complete, you give them permission to "play" on a computer or another mobile device in your classroom. Be...
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