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Anatomy of an All-Nighter

Students, get some rest! (See infographic below:) Via: Online Colleges Guide Advertisements

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Seven Big Myths about Learning

Another great post from Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post that helps us understand what 21st century science and experience are revealing: Basic Facts Come Before Deep Learning This one translates roughly as, “Students must do the boring stuff before they … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Spelling City

Occasionally we like to post articles about other companies who are doing valuable educational work: VocabularySpellingCity is an educational website where teachers can register for free, then enter and save word lists that their students can then use to play a … Continue reading

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Custom emails delivered to your inbox that are Grade-Specific

When you register at 19Pencils and enter the grade you teach we will send you weekly emails with grade-specific appropriate web resources that were added by our community of teachers & librarians. Here’s an example that we sent to Sixth … Continue reading

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Wired a Lot!: this is your Brain

Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week).  And because they spend so much of that time ‘media multitasking’ (using more than … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With What’s New in the Digital World!

Originally posted on Teaming Rocks! Collaborate in Powerful Ways :
I’m always amazed at the knowledge of colleagues and wonder, How did they learn about that app or this site!?! Digital tools and trends are growing exponentially, however their quality and…

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