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I think flexible seating is a great idea. I wish I was able to do this in my classroom.
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The most beautiful, welcoming flexible-seating classroom, and why it works @cultofpedagogy @beckymalmquist http://ow.ly/UQZZw #edchat
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3 Good Interactive Guides to Help You Integrate Technology in Your Teaching
Looking for new ideas and ways to use technology in your instruction? The guides below are definitely worth your consideration. These are free short eBooks available for free download from iTunes store. The books present ideas and examples of the different ...
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How do you prepare your Special Education students for math success?

K-12 teachers who use ALEKS have access to a dedicated report that supports the creation of IEPs with dynamic, real-time data that helps guide one-on-one instruction.
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Top 10 completely free education apps! - Smart Apps For Kids has released a top 10 Educational apps that are completely free! Give the kids some free and educations apps with this great list of free apps! These apps are available for iOS devices; some are available just for the iPad and some are for both iPhone and iPad. You can check […]The post Top 10 completely free education apps! appeared first on Confessions Of A Mommy Of 5. http://ow.ly/2ECODt
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Mount Rainier National Park houses the tallest peak in the Cascade Range and is home to trees more than 1,000 years old. #FindYourPark #NPS100
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Make sure your kids stay hydrated. My family is dealig wih this now. It can be a deadly and costly mistake to stay in the sun too long and not hydrate properly.
Summertime fun often includes outdoor sports, but playing hard in the heat can be dangerous, experts warn.

Athletes are particularly vulnerable to problems that arise when the body's ability to cool itself is overwhelmed, explained Tim McLane, certified athletic trainer at Georgia Regents Sports Medicine Center.
Following just a few simple heat safety rules can protect the health of athletes and prevent issues like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, he said.

"While training and preparation are important to succeed in sports, practicing heat safety is vital in order to protect the health of all athletes," advised McLane in a news release from the Children's Hospital of Georgia. "Athletes have a reputation for being tough. But the heat is not the time to prove it."

Spotting the early symptoms of heat illness is key, he said. Among the warning signs to consider:
- Heat cramps: painful muscle spasms in the legs, arms and torso.
- Heat exhaustion: unusual fatigue, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting and chills.
- Heat stroke: dizziness, sudden lack of coordination, irritability, confusion. Heat stroke can progress to seizures and even death.

"Call 911 immediately if you suspect an athlete has had a heat stroke," cautioned McLane. "Heat stroke is a true medical emergency and must be treated at a hospital."

However, while waiting for professional help, "you can provide some assistance by spraying the athlete's body with water, immersing it in water, or wrapping the athlete in cool, wet towels until an ambulance arrives," McLane said. "This can help quickly cool the body and possibly hold off the danger."

Although rest, stretching and drinking fluids can help heat cramps, there are other steps athletes and coaches can take to prevent these and other heat-related illnesses from developing in the first place.

According to McLane, they include:
- Speaking up. If you don't feel well be sure to alert your coach right away.
- Acclimatizing. Be sure to get used to the heat gradually. In hot or humid conditions, slowly raise the intensity and duration of your workouts over 10 to 14 days.
- Dressing properly. Opt for loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to help you stay cool.
- Avoiding salt tablets. Although they may ease muscle cramps, they do not prevent heat-related illness.

Paying attention to timing. Whenever possible, limit the amount of strenuous exercise you do during the middle of the day. Instead, do these exercises early in the morning or late in the evening when it's not as hot outside. If you are exercising at the hottest time of day, reduce the intensity of your workout and take longer breaks.

Avoiding the sun. If possible, exercise in the shade.

Monitor your sweat. Weigh yourself before and after a workout to determine your sweat loss. This will help you know if you are dehydrated.

Dehydration is a major risk factor for heat-related illnesses, McLane added. This can occur in as little as 30 minutes when exercising on a hot day.

"Athletes should drink fluids regularly, because thirst is not a reliable indicator of fluid needs or dehydration," cautioned McLane.

Instead of drinking water to stay hydrated, McLane recommended cool, lightly sweetened sports drinks. Unlike water, these drinks help replace sodium and other electrolytes. He added that athletes should avoid carbonated beverages and fruit juices, which can upset the stomach during exercise.

In order to prevent dehydration, athletes should also take the following precautions:
- Make sure there is unlimited access to fluids throughout practice and games.
- Two hours before exercise, drink at least 16 ounces of fluid.
- During exercise, drink at least 7 to 10 ounces of fluid every 10 to 20 minutes.
- After a workout, drink 24 ounces of fluid per pound of body weight lost through sweat.

http://www.wellness.com/news/13257201/sports-hot-weather-can-be-dangerous-combo/health-and-wellness-news
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There were kids at church Wednesday night collecting Pokemon. lol
On top of free data, T-Mobile is offering a few more goodies for Pokemon GO players on Tuesday. Free Lyft rides (up to $15) to get to Pokestops and Gyms. Free Frosty’s to “fuel up for your hunting trip.” 50% off select accessories, including power packs and chargers, from T-Mobile stores. Plus, 250 people will win $100 in Pokecoins and 5 people will win Pokemon hunting trips to anywhere in the U.S.
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