4 Mistakes School Districts Make with Social Media

Jeff GargasAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Technology

4 Mistakes Districts Make with Social Media

In This Post: Being on social media should be a must for any school district. Avoiding these common mistakes should be, too. Using a specific hashtag for your district creates an easy-to-follow story on social media. Trying to be on too many platforms, and not staying consistent, can hurt your growth and the effectiveness of your social media efforts. Regardless … Read More

Creating a Rockin’ Classroom Environment

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

Blog header image featuring a rock concert behind the blog's title Creating A Rockin Classroom Environment

In This Post: Creating a rockin’ classroom environment is about creating an environment students love walking into. Using music to create an experience for students can be power. Music calms us, creates focus, and inspires us. Which teacher’s class did you anticipate and love walking into everyday? For me, it was my high school history teacher’s class. He always had … Read More

How eLearning is Changing the World

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Technology, Video

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Video Highlights: Rae Hughart breaks down just 3 of the many definitions of eLearning, and how eLearning is changing the world of education. There are many definitions for “eLearning.” Rae covers 3 definitions: Ways you are learning online. Reading a blog, watching a video, or taking an online course. eLearning is making content more accessible. If you want to learn … Read More

Lose The Levels – Reconsidering Leveled Libraries

Molly NessBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning

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In This Post: Leveled libraries in classrooms is a good idea taken way too far. The level system was created to match readers to texts that best met their reading levels. It has become a rigid system that hinders text choice. The level system is often applied to inappropriate instructional times. The text level-creators themselves – Fountas and Pinnell – … Read More