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EdTech We Love: “Sit With Us” App

EdTech We Love It’s that time again. We’re talking about EdTech we love! This is one app that is sure to pull at your heartstrings. At the beginning of the school year, 16 year old Natalie Hampton released her app “Sit With Us”. An End to Bullying A native of California, Hampton created the app…
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Classroom Management Tips for Subs

Any substitute teacher you ask will tell you that classroom management is the most challenging aspect of the job. It’s true, maintaining control of 30 students you have just met is certainly not an easy task. Depending on the grade, some student’s may have had years of practice learning exactly how to undermine a guest…
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November Sub of the Month

Every month we pick one sub who has received excellent feedback and done great work. This November, we are highlighting Allyson Richardson! Make sure to check out our interview with Allyson below and see what makes her a great sub for our partner subs. Interview with Allyson Richardson 1. Tell us a bit about yourself…
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National Author’s Day: It’s History and How You Can Celebrate

Happy National Author’s Day! We’re diving into the history of this special occasion and how you can celebrate! The History Behind National Author’s Day In 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson wanted a way to honor one of her favorite authors. At this time she was president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, but earlier in…
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Viral Hashtag Helps Dozens of Teachers

Social Media Used For Good It’s not often you come across a news headline about social media being used for good. That is why when we heard about the #10featuredteachers campaign, we simply had to share. Keep reading for an uplifting story of one singer’s effort to support low-income schools nationwide. What is the #10featuredteachers…
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EdTech We Love: The “Homework Gap” and Internet on Buses

As an education related web-app, we love when we hear about other organizations doing great work to help our students. Today we’re highlighting a company trying to solve what Jessica Rosenworcel of the FCC calls, “the Homework Gap” (Source). The Homework Gap Whether your a teacher, an administrator, or a parent, you’ve likely noticed the…
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Study Finds That Students Lack Career Confidence

  College Students and Career Fear Gallup and Strada Education Network offers in-depth research into post-secondary education and employment pathways. They recently conducted a survey of more than 32,000 students at 43 randomly selected colleges to better understand how prepared students feel for the job market. The results reveal a troubling truth about the confidence…
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How You Can Be a Champion for Your Students

How You Can Be a Champion for Your Students If you’re a teacher or educator than you’ve likely seen this video of Rita Pierson giving a TED Talk in May 2013. Like her mother and grandmother before her, Rita was involved in education her entire life, serving as a teacher, a counselor, and an assistant…
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5 Tips For a New Substitute

Ever considered substitute teaching, but don’t have a teaching license? Well now you can give it a shot with Tagg! Tagg is a new web app connecting everyday community members to the classrooms that need them. When you sign up to substitute teach through Tagg, you get access to hundreds of classrooms in your area.…
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