Dec
17
2011

Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

  Hi!  StorySnoops is back again with another wonderful selection for middle grade readers.  This time, it’s one from the fantasy genre.   Here is the story:   After being whisked away from their parents’ loving arms one unforgettable Christmas Eve, siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma have spent the past ten years being shuttled from one orphanage to the next. …Related Posts: Great Educational Gifts For Kids of All Ages In a Tight EconomyHow to [...]

Dec
6
2011

Puzzle Piece Frame

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Don’t throw away those old puzzles! A puzzle piece frame is an easy and very inexpensive last minute gift. Use a piece of poster board for a backing for the picture and white glue to attach a couple of layers of puzzle pieces. Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With KidsThree Fun and Educational Things to do with Your Kids this Summer Hand Print Potholder: An Easy Parent GiftSponge Insects: Crafts for Kids

Dec
4
2011

What benefits do I get from an eBook reader?

Guest Post by James Brighton The future seems to already be with us, and has sprung upon many of us without us knowing. 10 years ago if someone had said you can get any book you have ever wanted on a one inch think tablet that you can hold in your hands, you would probably have laughed at them.  Nowadays it’s …Related Posts:Social Media as a Teaching ToolThe 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksThe [...]

Dec
1
2011

Hand Print Potholder: An Easy Parent Gift

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I love to make this easy potholder for parents at Christmas or Mother’s Day. I usually attach  this poem. All you need is fabric paint, a tiny hand and a plain potholder. It takes me about a half an hour to do 24 hands! Poem Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints On …Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With KidsThree Fun and Educational Things to do with [...]

Nov
26
2011

25 iPad Apps Changing College Prep

  Guest Post by Tim Handorf Preparing to go to college can be an arduous task. From filling out countless applications to choosing a school to making sure you do well on exams — it can all be pretty stressful. While there’s no one method to fully eliminate the trials and tribulations that come along with getting into the best colleges, there …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an [...]

Nov
13
2011

Your Child’s Writing Life

Guest Post by Dawn Little Literacy Toolbox Review: Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age Pam Allyn’s Best Book for Boys was published in May and now her latest, Your Child’s Writing Life (Penguin, 2011) is out.  Her boys book was written for educators, but I found a lot of …Related Posts:Ways To Raise a WriterPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Essay writing tipsMinimal Marking: A Humane and [...]

Nov
6
2011

How to Engage Students

How to Engage Students 1.  Practice your stand-up routine. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen, everyone loves to laugh.  Try to interject some humor into your lessons. 2.  Use a variety of technology.  You are teaching to children that have been spoon fed mass media from an early age.  Accept this, keep up with …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThe 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be WithoutTips for the [...]

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