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6 Tips for the Paperless Pioneer: Making the Most of Your Chromebooks

Learn how one educator got started with Google tools in the classroom.
Before my second year of teaching, my principal suggested that I pilot a class set of 35 Chromebooks in my ninth- and 11th-grade English classes. In exchange for exclusive use of this Chromebook cart, I agreed to provide professional development on the Google for Education platform to the rest of our small staff and to simply use the devices in my classroom every day. I was ecstatic about the possibility of transforming my classroom into a nearly paperless learning environment. I knew the potential ... Read more
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Uncover Hidden Histories with These Four Websites

Bring to light perspectives and experiences that have been ignored or overlooked, and help students make personal, relevant connections to history.
The rise of digital media is significantly changing how we teach and learn about history. Take a look at Twitter during an international crisis, and you'll see we now have instant access to a diversity ... Read more
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3 Great Free Arts Websites for ELLs

Celebrate diversity and encourage self expression in the classroom.
Arts-based projects are a great option to support and encourage English-language learners (ELLs). Arts tools offer a variety of media for creative expression -- from comic strips to radio production to virtual ... Read more
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