Feb
11
2012

The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners

Guest Post by Jasmine Hall The best way to get your parents to buy you expensive gadgets has always been to really sell the educational value. “But Mom, if you buy me a Nintendo, think about how much my spelling will improve playing Wheel of Fortune.” Of course, these days it’s all about the iPad. For every Angry Birds there’s …Related Posts:The 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Social [...]

Feb
2
2012

Hand Print Heart

valentine heart

I love his simple project. It’s perfect for Grandparent’s, Mother’s/Father’s Day and of course Valentine’s Day too! Trace a heart on construction paper. Paint your child’s hands and make two hand prints. Let them use white glue to attach tissue paper around the  heart shape.Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolSocial Media as a Teaching ToolApps that Help Kids with GSPThe 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksThree Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent Conferences

Jan
22
2012

Four Tips for Encouraging Shy Students to Participate in Class

Guest Post: By Mariana Ashley While class participation may not be particularly important for student success in grade school, it becomes increasingly critical as students progress to higher levels of learning. Especially in college, when class participation is actually a requirement in many classes, it is advisable that students start learning to speak up in class as early as possible. …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 [...]

Jan
14
2012

YouTube and Teaching Go Hand in Hand

Gueat Post By Heather Smith New social media tactics can be scary for teachers to implement who are set in their ways and nervous about branching out into different realms of teaching. However YouTube has proved to be a significant source of providing quality information in a succinct and engaging manner that appeal to the younger generations. Combining a more …Related Posts:Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to Succeed in an Online School8 [...]

Jan
11
2012

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Book Review: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy   Hello!  StorySnoops.com is here with a fun book for middle grade kids of both genders.   Here is the story: The year is 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. It is there that fourteen-year-old Janie meets a strange and mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin, a boy who stands up …Related Posts:Someday by Allison McGheeHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

Dec
31
2011

Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art by Justine Rowden

Guest Post by Dawn Little Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art is one of my favorite books to read with my children because I like the premise of the book.  As the author walked through the National Gallery of Art one day, she was inspired by the paintings she saw, and in …Related Posts:Puppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Three Reasons to Memorize a PoemWonderstruck by Brian SelznickBook Review: Heist SocietyBook [...]

Dec
26
2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

  Wonderstruck Author: Brian Selznick Book review written by StorySnoops.com   This is the story of Ben and Rose.  Fifty years apart in time, they are each struggling at home and face further challenges because they are deaf. In 1927, Rose longs for a mother who just can’t be there for her. In 1977, Ben longs for a mother who recently died and a father he has never …Related Posts:Book Review: City Dog, Country FrogPuppets: A Fresh [...]

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