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  • Boost Learning with Gaming: Three Ideas to Use

    By: Diane Weaver | July, 2013 | 12,049 views | No Comments | Posted in: Classroom Resources, Technology in the Classroom

    What do “Minecraft,” “Angry Birds,” and “World of Warcraft” all have in common? They are mainstream video games being used in the classroom. Believe it or not, gaming is becoming a classroom norm; often being used as a versatile learning tool that sparks interest in students.
    Game-based learning has numerous benefits on students’ cognitive, social, and emotional learning. It seems I stumble upon story after story about the successes that educators have with it inside the classroom.
    One well-known educator, Ananth Pai, incorporated games to teach his 3rd grade students about reading …

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  • Celebrating Black History Month

    By: Aaron Morrison | February, 2011 | 14,763 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    February often inspires visions of winter snow, chocolate, pink hearts and roses. It’s a month that begins with a fury of events like Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day. Although the holidays and events never seem to stop, February is most important for our month long celebration of African-American History. Since 1976, the United States of America and Canada have annually celebrated Black History Month in February. In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian and author, started Black History Week to help educate the American people …

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  • Decline In Penmanship

    By: Aaron Morrison | February, 2011 | 17,533 views | No Comments | Posted in: News

    National Handwriting Day was on January 23rd.  While I sat gazing at my calendar, and reflecting upon the years I spent in school tediously working on my cursive, I couldn’t help but pull out a scrap of paper and start practicing my letters.

    Some say that penmanship is on the brink of extinction. With a society dependent on technology, many journalists, technophobes, and educators are declaring penmanship a lost art. It would appear that chicken pecking at a keyboard is the new chicken scratch! As I read numerous articles about the …

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  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Day In Your Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | January, 2011 | 5,847 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    At one point, every educator has been overwhelmed by his or her responsibility to impact, cultivate, and inspire the next generation.  On a daily basis, teachers not only strive to help each student develop intellectually, but nurture dreams and aspirations of future businessmen, parents, and leaders.  Although many would not willingly take on such a responsibility, educators have risen to the challenge for decades.
    Along with teaching the outlined curriculum, teachers aim to cultivate honorable characteristics in each and every student. Even now, I can clearly remember sitting on my first …

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  • Thanksgiving Resources for the Classroom

    By: Aaron Morrison | November, 2010 | 2,833 views | 1 Comment | Posted in: Classroom Resources

    Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner!  And, if you’re like me, you’ve been planning the perfect meal for weeks now – sweet potatoes with maple syrup and pecans, turkey with stuffing and gravy, warm rolls and cornbread, pumpkin pie and whip cream… am I making you hungry? I digress. Most of us spend hours planning, shopping and preparing for our big Turkey Day celebrations.
    After thinking about all of the time I invest into creating the perfect Thanksgiving meal, a question popped into my mind.  “Do you spend as much …

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