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How to Download Google Slides to PowerPoint and Share via Microsoft Teams

Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint, the choice is yours except when it’s not. Different school districts use different platforms, and various Learning Management Systems can be more compatible with one or the other, and sometimes both. The good news is both PowerPoint and Google Slides are interchangeable with just a few clicks! You can either upload a PowerPoint to create a SlideShow or download a SlideShow to create a PowerPoint

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Classroom Management Tips for Back to School after COVID

Classroom Management Tips for Post-COVID Back to School With the ongoing challenges of COVID, classroom management will be much different than in previous years. Dealing with the challenges of returning back to school during a pandemic has its own challenges, but it is also important to consider ways you can set your students up for success when it comes to behavior during this challenging school year. Here are some classroom

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How to Teach Science while Distance Learning

Science can be a difficult subject to teach remotely. Students learn best from hands-on inquiry experiences with investigations, explorations, and experiments. Even though distance learning poses challenges for teaching science effectively, I have some suggestions to help you navigate these challenges and successfully teach science while distance learning. Introducing Science Concepts Virtually When you are teaching science, begin with activating schema. If you are distance learning, you can activate schema

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How to Make Your Reading Block Flexible for Classroom & Distance Learning

Teachers heading back to school this year are facing more uncertainty than nearly any back to school time in history. Will school start with distance learning? Will we start with classroom learning then be forced to go back to distance learning? Not being able to predict what this year will look like is hard for students, teachers, and parents. But, it is especially hard on teachers who are trying to

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How to Prevent the Summer Slide

How Teachers & Parents Can Help Students Avoid the Summer Slide Every teacher knows about the dreaded summer slide. Your students worked hard and made gains all year, but when they return to school in the Fall, it seems as though they have forgotten everything they learned. The fact of the matter is, according to NWEA’s research, students in third through eighth-grade loose between twenty to fifty percent of math

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How to Teach Children through Cooking

How Cooking Can Help Children Learn As teachers, students, parents, and administrators across the globe adjust to distance learning, little tweaks and moderations are being made with hopes of making this time easier for everyone. One thing that seems more common as we continue on our distancing journey is something along the lines of “Wellness Wednesday” or CHILL Day (Catch up, Help around the house, Inhale and exhale, Learn something

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How to Celebrate National Poetry Month During Distance Learning in 3rd-5th Grades

Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month During Distance Learning in 3-5th Grades During the month of April, I love sharing poetry with students! We study figurative language and write and read engaging poems to learn more about this mode of writing. Distance learning doesn’t have to put a damper on your poetry celebrations with your students. In fact, there are so many ways to celebrate national poetry month during distance

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National Poetry Month & Distance Learning for 2nd Grade

Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month with Second Graders During Distance Learning April is National Poetry month! Chances are, you had all sorts of fun activities planned for your primary classroom. Even though you may be participating in distance learning right now, you can still bring poetry to your second graders! Try these fun activities to celebrate poetry during April or year-round on or offline! Close Read Poetry Don’t let

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Google Classroom FAQ for Elementary Teachers

Google Classroom FAQ for Elementary Teachers New to Google Classroom? I’ve got you covered! Here is a rundown of the main features of Google Classroom that are indispensable for teachers. What can you post? In essence, just about anything and everything! To begin, Google Classroom allows you to make 5 different kinds of posts: Assignment: posts where students can submit work to you Quiz Assignment: posts where you can create

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How to Use Google Classroom for Parents

Google Classroom Help for Parents We’re all learning so much during this time of Distance Learning! For teachers, students, and parents alike, the technology that we are using is brand new. Many teachers may be using Google Classroom to communicate lessons with students, but parents may be unfamiliar with the platform and need an overview on how to use it. Here are some Google Classroom for Parents tips to share

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