Meeting the Needs of All Readers in a Diverse Classroom

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This guest blog post comes from Dr. David D. Paige, the Associate Professor of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. With a focus on investigating strategies for improving literacy achievement, instruction, and educational outcomes, we've partnered with David to share how teachers can organize their classrooms to meet the needs of all readers.

If you enjoy his blog, be sure to join us and David for his webinar on September 19: Differentiated Reading Instruction. We hope to see you there!

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G Suite gives Littles a platform to create and share

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Today we have a guest blog post from Christine Pinto, a Kindergarten teacher for Arcadia Unified in Southern California and the founder of the hashtag #GAfE4Littles. As an advocate for the CAN mindset and believer in empowering students to be creative critical thinkers, we've partnered with Christine to share how Google tools can be used to support little learners.

If you enjoy her blog, be sure to join us and Christine for her webinar on September 21: Google tools for Little Learners. We hope to see you there!

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Rolling out assistive technology in a school environment

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This week we have a guest blog post from Randy Lyseng, an assistant principal and Certified Google Education Trainer responsible for a wide variety of technology PD and tools.

As a seasoned educator with over 25 years public school experience as a teacher, university facilitator, and educational technology consultant for a district of approximately 5,000 teachers, we turned to Randy to get his expertise on rolling out assistive technology school-wide.

If you are planning on using assistive technology or other education technology across your school or district this school year, you won't want to miss Randy's best practices.

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Differentiate Your Classroom From Day One

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This week we have a guest blog post from Katie Spear, an upper elementary school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are thinking about differentiating your classroom as part of your #BackToSchool plan, you won't want to miss Katie's 4 strategies that you can implement on the first day of school!

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Top 4 Reasons to use Fluency Tutor with Students

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Originally posted on the EdTechTeam blog.

“Where do I find the time?” I’m sure you say this almost every day as a teacher. New initiatives, parent-teacher conferences, and dare I say, the dreaded fire drill. Each day comes with different challenges for which we may or may not be prepared. Sometimes we have a plan and sometimes we scramble but, either way, we are able to show off our superpowers and make something out of nothing.

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Beyond the Buzzword: Putting Personalized Learning in Action

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This week we have a guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero, the co-founder of Pockets Change, an organization that works with students, families, and teachers across the country to change the way finance is taught.

With over a decade of experience teaching Pre-K-12th grade, coaching educators, and designing award winning educational programs and products, we turned to Andrea to get her expertise on putting personalized learning into action.

If you're considering implementing personalized learning as part of your #BackToSchool plan, you won't want to miss Andrea's 5 tips for designing a personalized learning environment in your classroom.

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