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Social Media for Middle Level Classrooms

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Seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff piloted a social media program in her Portland, Oregon classroom. By the end of the year, 20% of students school-wide were completing additional assignments for no credit,...
Author: Alicia Wenzel, Ken Carano
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Technology in Advisory Programs: The Softer Side of Hardware

Chase sat in the back of the room every day, silent and sullen, hiding behind his long bangs. I was supposed to be teaching him about ancient Mesopotamia, and everything about his body language said, "Leave me...
Author: Lynn Salehi
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Skyping with History

Skyping with History

Field trips aren't the only ways to connect students to the world.

A majority of the students at my inner city middle school in Ohio are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. Many are not able to travel beyond their neighborhood or venture outside the city in which they live....
Author: Dan Jones
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The Face of Grieving: How Students Handle Death in a Digital World

I knew I would be early. It was approximately two hours prior to the start of the Soaring Ahead ceremony, our eighth-grade graduation, and I was anxious to set up the video slideshow I had created for this grand...
Author: John Priest
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From STEM to Full STEAM Ahead

From STEM to Full STEAM Ahead

While educating students on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) prepares students for life, it can also prepare them for college and career. It is predicted that in the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow...
Author: Frank Rudnesky, Ed.D., Peter Davis, Frank Pileiro
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How to Tweet with Intent

Social media use in the classroom helps us meet students where they are and connect with them in a meaningful way. Social media technology can motivate students while teaching them crucial 21st century skills and...
Author: Jennifer Armstrong, Stacie Pettit
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Helping Struggling Readers Succeed

“Can you airdrop that text to me so that I can paste it into ReadNRespond? I need to search for a web image that represents the main idea,” Mark says. Justin reminds him as he examines the co-constructed...
Author: Keri Ewart
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Taking Education to the Cloud

“Why would anyone want to compute in a cloud?” That was my first reaction to hearing the phrase, cloud computing. Clouds are ethereal, temporary, ever-changing. Hardly sounds like a good environment for...
Author: Chuck McGill
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Communication: Merging Technology and Visual Imagery with Problem Solving

Communication: Merging Technology and Visual Imagery with Problem Solving

Common Core Standards and 21st century skills, with their emphasis on communication through listening and speaking, are a good fit for middle grades students who thrive on interaction. Case in point: my sixth...
Author: Nancy Ruppert
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Power Up

Technology has made nearly everything in modern life more efficient, accessible, richer, and faster, yet students are frequently asked to check their smart phones, laptops, and other devices at the door when they...
Author: Bob Wise
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