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    Clipart for the Classroom

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    Do you need clipart for a lesson and don't know where to find it? Always willing to help out a fellow teacher, Pat Verhoeven shares her favorite sites for finding the perfect clipart to accompany any lesson.

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    Touchdown! Score big with Super Bowl ideas

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    With 100 million viewers estimated to watch Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, chances are your students will be among them. Why not bring the game into your ActivClassroom with a few fun ideas and free resources submitted by Planet members? Media Literacy...
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    Place Value Resources

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    Liz Gibbs has created a flipchart of place value resources, which you can download from Promethean Planet. In her latest Planet blog post, Liz walks through the various resources in the flipchart, which you can slot into your existing place value lessons.

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    Fun and Learning with Shapes and Polygons

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    Mathematics blogger Pat Verhoeven explores the topic of shapes and polygons, providing quality activities that can be supported by the new State Common Standards and incorporated into your lessons.

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    Slam Dunk Ideas for March (Madness!)

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    March Madness is an annual basketball competition between 64 US college teams to crown a national champion. It is called March Madness because the three-week-long event is held during March. If your students are basketball fans, why not use their interest...
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    Educators to Follow on Twitter

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    Twitter is one of the 21st century's most talked about professional development tools. Make the most of it by following Tony Parkin's guide to tracking down the educators who are most relevant to your interests.

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    Using Anticipation Guides in Reading

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    To learn more about the Planet Teachers' Lounge, please click here . What is an Anticipation Guide? Anticipation guides are used before reading. They are usually composed of generalized questions or statements that come from the text or passage that...
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    Supporting Resources for Teaching Fractions

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    Learning fractions can be one of the hardest concepts for students to understand. However, whether teaching the new Common Core Standards or not, Pat Verhoeven is sharing some of her favorite supporting resources for teaching students all about fractions.

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    5 Great Ideas for Teaching with Baseball

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    I live in a suburb just outside of San Francisco, and with the Giants playing in the World Series (against the Texas Rangers), baseball fever is definitely in the air. As I passed the school playground yesterday, kids were playing baseball and yelling...
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    Strategies to Develop Independent Learning in Mathematics

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    Anne Price begins a list of strategies to develop independent learning in mathematics. The first tools she recommends trying are de Bono's Direct Attention Thinking Tools (DATT)TM and Belle Wallace's TASC wheel. Help Anne's list grow by adding suggestions of your own!

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