App smashing the storytelling process – Book Creator, iBooks & Showbie

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How 4th¬†grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher¬†Hayley Sample¬†combined old-school storytelling techniques with new technology to get her students writing¬†masterpieces!     My sister introduced me to Book Creator when her 5th¬†grade students were using the app to make similar books to what my students had created. Her students are 1:1¬†with their iPads, so with…

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4 Classroom Makeover Tricks That Any Teacher Can Do!

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Looking to inject some life into your classroom this year? Here are some tricks that can help. All the projects¬†below are quick,¬†easy, non-permanent fixes for teachers on a tight budget! 1.¬†That Ugly Filing Cabinet For this you will need some sticky contact paper, some spray paint and an outdoor space. Amazon have a great range…

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Co-teaching in the classroom – Who’s on your team?

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The teaching of 21st century skills, for college and career readiness,¬†have¬†finally become a¬†priority for K-12 schools. One of the pillars of 21st century skills is collaboration. Ironically, many of us are trying to ‚Äėteach‚Äô collaboration‚Ķalone! Sure, lesson and assessment planning¬†are often collaborative efforts, but it‚Äôs done behind closed doors. As teachers, we know how¬†important it…

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Introducing Google sign-on, document preview and more!

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Sign in with Google Do you have a Google account? Log into Showbie and add it to your account for quick and easy sign in! From your¬†Classes¬†list select your picture (or name) and then¬†Edit¬†(next to My Info). From there you will be able to¬†Enable Google Sign-In! Preview content Have you ever opened a file just…

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