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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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    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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    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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    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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    Behaviour Management – My Top Ten Resolutions

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    There are so many ways in which you can make your life easier for yourself when it comes to behaviour management, but sometimes, in the heat of the moment, you forget. These are ten things that I am going to resolve to remember for the new term and the...
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    Best of 2012: Top Downloaded Lessons

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    Each new year brings new lessons and resources to share and use in your classroom. In this article, we will highlight the top free and publisher created lessons for 2012.

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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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    iPads in the Classroom – Here They Come!

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    Educational Technology Trainer, Claudio Zavala, began the new school year deploying iPads to students in his school district's high schools. When it's all said and done, over 10,000 iPads will have been deployed to students and some 500 to educators throughout the district. Join Claudio as he documents this endeavor in a series of blog posts regarding iPad integration in the classroom.

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    Terrific Text Tips for Making Flipcharts POP!

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    You know, sometimes, I get quite sick of Arial, Verdana and the often-maligned Comic Sans fonts in my flipcharts. But, as you probably have learned (if you've been sharing your flipcharts with other teachers), if you don't use standard fonts for...
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    Creativity in Teaching: Ideas for Comic Strips (Part 2: You Can Toon, Too!)

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    I love to find new ways to tell a story. When iMovie first came out, I was really lucky to be working for Apple so I immediately had a digital camcorder and iMovie, and I was off making movies and exploring ways students could use this new tool to learn...
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