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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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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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Tips for Teachers: How to Prep for Home Learning

Preparing for Home Learning During Extended Breaks Is your school one of the many that are currently facing closures due to Coronavirus? If so, you likely do not know how long your school will be closed and if expectations like school days and state testing will remain in place. For this reason, it is important to do your best to prepare for home learning by providing your students with some

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The Best Books for Celebrating Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these Amazing Books! March is Women’s History Month, and there are so many wonderful books about amazing women in history. Women’s History Month is an excellent time to celebrate important women in history and inspire students to impact the world. It is also a great opportunity to incorporate diversity by sharing the stories of women from various backgrounds, races, and nationalities. Here are some of

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How to Teach Critical Thinking by Forming Opinions

Teaching Critical Thinking through Forming Opinions Teaching students to distinguish opposing viewpoints on a topic, then to determine their own viewpoint is a critical skill. Students need to be able to look at media critically. It’s important they understand that what they see on the news, articles, radio, and television are often swayed by the creator’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Students need to be able to review information critically. It

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Teaching Strategies for How to Close Testing Gaps

Tips and Strategies for Closing Testing Gaps We all know that we “should” be using best practices all year that move our students to where they need to be. And we all know we should begin this at the start of the year. But what if you assess your students mid-year only to find your students are nowhere near where they should be? Should you throw in the towel? Or

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