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Make Any Content into a Game

It is our mission to turn as much classroom content into a game as possible! There is little else more satisfying than beating someone at a board game. It doesn’t matter if it’s Candyland, Monopoly, or Settlers of Catan, a good board game puts my heart in a happy place.

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5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

The holidays are buzzing and winter break is near! It’s time to start thinking about what you want the spring semester to look and feel like in your classroom.  You’ve been planning all of your pre-winter break activities. Many of which you may have even found in our blog post

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Why you should review classroom procedures after break!

Why should we review classroom procedures after break? I hate to break it to you, but the honeymoon period is officially over. You all know what I’m talking about. Those blissful beginning weeks of school when behavior issues are at a minimum and students seem to be genuinely excited to

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How to use Educational Flipbooks for Digital Learning

No matter how many new ideas enter the educational world, one thing is for certain… New content is going to be introduced to students…obviously.  But learning new content is hard for many students and for most, organizing it is even harder.  Using educational flipbooks while teaching new content is exactly

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use Task Cards

Task cards remind me a lot of cards from the board game Trivial Pursuit. Each card has a task or question on it, and the task cards can be used in a variety of ways. Let’s be honest, if you have been teaching elementary school for a while, you are

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Teaching Text Structures: Helpful Hacks

Learning text structures helps students begin the process of analyzing information and questioning the purpose of the texts they read. As students get older, knowing their text structures allows them to determine the goal of the writer and decide whether a text is appropriate for their tasks. (i.e. a research

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How to Digitize Worksheets: A Step-by-Step Guide

Everywhere you look new digital resources are springing up. Sometimes you don’t need new resources. You just need to give your old resources a digital sprucing up. Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to digitize worksheets you already have in your classroom toolbox. If you’ve been wondering how resource

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