Kristine Speerstra

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Classroom Library: The Ultimate Teacher's Guide to Getting Started

Okay. Confession time. I <b>LOVE</b> books. I mean, I really, really, <b>really</b> love books. And stocking my classroom with quality books for my classroom is …

Setting Up, Organizing, and Utilizing a Classroom Library

Classroom libraries are such an important resource! On this page, you’ll learn how to obtain inexpensive books for children, organize them, level …

Every Student From This Elementary School Had To Paint One Rock In His Own Style, And Here’s The Result

A school is not only about reading textbooks and filling exercise books. While these things are important, it’s essential that teachers prepare their …

Color as You Go Summer Reading Challenge Bookmark

Every teacher knows the importance of summer reading. If you’re looking for a fun way to motivate your students to keep reading over the summer, try …

5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

Is your microSD card not enough? Here are some quick ways to reclaim storage space.<p>It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android …

Apps

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

Psychology

Adobe’s Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad

With Slate, Adobe is launching a new text- and photo-centric storytelling app for the iPad today.<p>About a year ago, Adobe launched Voice, its first standalone storytelling app that lets users record their own stories and then illustrate them with images (the Voice app is also getting an update …

Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015

In 2014 we've covered education as the world-changing story it is and you've been along for the ride. And so at year's end, NPR Ed reached far and wide to bring you a set of provocative predictions for the education world in 2015:<p><b>1) Blended Learning As A Daily Practice</b><br>One thing American schools …

What’s the best way to teach children to read?

We all want young children to be given the very best opportunities to become successful, engaged and passionate readers. The teaching of reading is …

Do Kids Really Learn From Playing Educational Games on Tablets?

Last night while helping my 8-year-old son do his weekly spelling homework, my 5-year-old, always looking to divert attention his way, told me he'd learnt how to write the letters A and Z while playing an alphabet and phonics learning game on my tablet. "Would you like me to write the big or little …

Business Coach | Business Advisor | Business Mentor

Top 5 Digital Marketing Tips for Recruitment Agencies<p>In the world, there are over tens of thousands and thousands of recruitment agencies with at …

In test-based systems, even young kids resist learning

Children show a vastly improved ability to absorb knowledge when they are allowed to make some of their own decisions about what they want to …

Teacher Reader Responses, Vol. 1: On Literacy

<b>Teacher Reader Responses, Vol. 1: On Literacy</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>In an effort to increase the visibility of increasingly insightful, detailed, …

Pedagogy

YouTube's New Kids App: The Experts Weigh in

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>As you may have seen, Google is upping its fare that’s directed at kids. And although they have yet to modify their terms of …

Google Contacts Gets A New Look

Google Contacts is getting an update. Contacts sits at the core of services like Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, but it never felt like Google was putting a lot of resources into this service. Now, it’s not only getting a new look, but also a couple of new features that will make using it a …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world.</b> In Q4 of 2014, Apple devices outsold Samsung — the previous #1 — for the first time since 2011, according to data from Gartner. Apple saw a 49% jump in Q4, compared to Samsung's almost 12% decline.<p><b>2. Uber has acquired mapping</b> …

5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

This succinct video from BeCyberwise describes why digital citizenship is so important. Includes a clip of Howard Gardner speaking about his GoodPlay …

Education Technology

Blogging in a Primary Classroom–With Only One iPad!

Many primary teachers who only have access to one iPad in their classroom assume that there is very little they can do to make that iPad useful for …

Four Awesome Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom

Advertisement<p>We know Chromebooks are fantastic for users who want simplicity, that Chromebooks make excellent travel companions Your Chromebook As …

Make Chromebooks Work Smarter in the Classroom

Learning shouldn't be confined to classroom walls. Edina Public Schools' Classroom in the Cloud implementation allows students to use mobile …

Top 10 Tips And Tricks For Google Chromebooks

Advertisement<p>Google Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular. The market intelligence firm ABI Research have predicted an annual growth rate of …

Social Impact and Educational Initiatives with Intel® Innovate

Intel is collaborating to close critical gaps and transform today’s workforce development and youth empowerment programs through technology …

Innovation

6 Good Chromebook Apps for Recording and Editing Audio

Vocaroo is another web based tool that allows users to easily make audio recordings and share them with others. Vocaroo does not even require a …

10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms

Chromebooks are having a good year. Earlier this week, we learned that New York City's Department of Education struck a deal that will put Acer and …

The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More

I’ve become increasingly disappointed with our District’s decision to not purchase Chromebooks and, instead, purchase far more expensive and far …

The BEST Slow Cooker Chocolate Desserts from Food Bloggers! - Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

<i>Valentine’s day is next week, so don’t forget about this collection of Slow Cooker Chocolate Desserts! Check out the Index Page for Dessert to see</i> …

OVER 60 AMAZING Slow Cooker Recipes - Chef in Training

School is coming, or is already here for some, and life’s crazy schedules are picking up again. With busy and hectic schedules approaching, dinner …