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We are so excited to be joined by Lisa Thumann, Google educator extraordinaire in our upcoming show on Saturday, November 22! Lisa was one of our very first presenters when our weekly webinars began in 2009 and now she is back to continue her Google extravaganza with us for show #229! Between all of the updates to Google Apps Education Edition this summer and all the little known treasures we sometimes forget about, Lisa will take us on a quick tour through "20 Need-To-Know Features of GAFE You Should be Using Today!" Lisa's Blog More information and session details are at

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On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you'll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ” - a PD Buffet” session with our special guests Lisa Schmucki, Rachel Langenhorst, Shannon Holden and Peggy George. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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Excellent Book for Reluctant Teen Readers

Started by Kevin Brown in Introductions yesterday. 0 Replies

Good Morning all,I just published my first young adult novel, "Hard Knocks High: Project Windows."  It was written for reluctant urban teen readers.  There is plenty of symbolism, metaphor, and dynamic character in the book for the teachers to use.…Continue

Connecting Schools via an After School Read Aloud Club

Started by Lorrie Ruh in Book Discussions on Friday. 0 Replies

Hello,I am a K-5 LMC Director from suburban Chicago looking to begin an after school Read Aloud Club with 3rd-5th grade students in January. I was hoping to find another school where we could meet and discuss the book, and school in general, via…Continue

Tags: read aloud, elementary, clubs, after school, library


Started by Steve Hargadon in Introductions. Last reply by Timothy Patrick Monreal on Thursday. 4488 Replies

Please introduce yourself, let us know a little bit about you, and where you are from.

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Mathematics and Technology

Started by Desha Williams in First Time Posting. Last reply by Júlio Antoinio Tobias Cunha Barb Nov 15. 1 Reply

My colleagues and I are conducting a faculty learning community focused on the integration of technology (free technology) into the instruction of mathematics. We have looked at GeoGebra among others. Can you recommend any that you have used that…Continue

Last Call for PBL 21 New Orleans!

Started by Anne Shaw in Introductions Nov 14. 0 Replies

 21st Century Schools Fall Institute, 2014We are excited to be returning to the French Quarter of New Orleans for our 2014 Fall Institute with a new program! The 2014 Fall Institute is comprised of two cutting edge workshops offering you strategies…Continue

5 Ways to Take the Grind Out of Grading Papers

Started by Karen Cameron in Introductions Nov 14. 0 Replies

There is a special place in heaven for all teachers, but especially for those of you who teach writing. Not only do you spend five days a week in the classroom, you spend your days “off”…Continue

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