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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | graphite Blog - 0 views

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    Kids are writing more than ever before. 
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21 Ways to Teach With Photos - 1 views

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    Great ideas to use visual language with photos in the classroom
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Is Homework Worthwhile? | Edudemic - 0 views

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    Homework appears to have little impact on learning in elementary 
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Free presentation templates - Google Slides - 0 views

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    Gorgeous presentation templates that work on Google Slides - total win!
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Presentation Zen: There's no shame in falling. The key is in getting up! - 0 views

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    What penguins can teach us about resilience
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Is Your Writing Pinteresting? 3 Uncommon Ways to Curate Literary Characters - Brilliant... - 0 views

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    A visually-rich way of developing characters for writing using Pinterest.
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Five Narratives that Move Organizations - Ariel Group - 1 views

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    Present with stories
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15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy - 0 views

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    Great reminders for design
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Why You Should Never Center Align Paragraph Text - UX Movement - 0 views

  • Text is a beautiful thing. It not only has function, but form as well. When you’re creating text, it’s likely that you’re not only thinking about what your text should say, but how it should look. On the web, centered and left aligned text are the most widely used text alignments. How you use these text alignments can either help or harm your users when they read.
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Bad Web Design: A Look At The Most Hilariously Terrible Websites From Around The Web | ... - 0 views

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    Bad web design. Examples are wonderfully awful, and reasons why are highlighted.
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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Pew Research Center's Internet & Ameri... - 1 views

  • Boys are more likely than girls to report that they visit Facebook most often (45% of boys vs. 36% of girls). Girls are more likely than boys to say they use Instagram (23% of girls vs. 17% of boys) and Tumblr (6% of girls compared with less than 1% of boys).
  • As American teens adopt smartphones, they have a variety of methods for communication and sharing at their disposal. Texting is an especially important mode of communication for many teens. Some 88% of teens have or have access to cell phones or smartphones and 90% of those teens with phones exchange texts. A typical teen sends and receives 30 texts per day2
  • Teenage girls use social media sites and platforms — particularly visually-oriented ones — for sharing more than their male counterparts do. For their part, boys are more likely than girls to own gaming consoles and play video games.
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    Very interesting statistics on American teens' use of social media and technology.
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Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books | Edudemic - 1 views

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    "Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely. Websites devoted to reading and literacy help children connect with other readers, delve deeper into what they are reading, and discover new books of interest. And they provide teachers with ideas for the classroom."
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Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development | Edudemic - 1 views

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    A great 'getting started' guide for teachers new to Twitter.
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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why - 1 views

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    In this post, we cover in detail the 21st century skills every student needs to master for life beyond the classroom walls, and why they are important.
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Serious Doodling: 5 Effective Classroom Drawing Exercises - 0 views

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    Neat ideas here - love the Matrices - would be a great way to find out about kids at the beginning of the year.
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7 tips to create visual presentations - 0 views

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    Beautifully clear ideas here
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