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Art Makes Me Happy and a Better Teaching Artist

Today I had the opportunity to showcase some of my fiber art at the Nontraditional Art Expo at the Chandler Public Library. My mission today was to spread the word that making art makes you happy, whether you are good … Continue reading

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Title IV-A? Never Heard of It.

Most everyone in education these days knows about ESSA. For those not in the loop, ESSA is the Every Student Succeeds Act which is passed in 2015. It was a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the 50 year old Elementary and … Continue reading

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Time for a Reboot

Well my friends, its been forever since I made a post so I figured it was time for a reboot. For those of you who have been with us for a while… “Hey, how are ya! Long time no see!” … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new staff

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Welcome to Shelbie Cline. She replaces Geri Crouse who has moved on to new exciting experiences. Shelbie is a calligraphy artist and gentle craftswoman with many gifts to share.

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TSO: Responding to Reviews

This weekend the Pop Goes the Classroom Team was out in force at Leprecon-the annual science fiction/fantasy convention. We got to see some of our favorite people. One panel KellyAnn sat in on was for creators on responding to reviews. … Continue reading

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Minecraft Used to Teach Molecular Chemistry

This is a great piece that takes Minecraft beyond coding into other content areas. Check it out here.

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Free Tech for Teachers

by Richard Byrne On October 7th Simple K12 is hosting anafternoon of free webinars about Google tools for teachers. The webinars will start at 1pm Eastern Time and run until 5pm Eastern Time. I will be conducting two webinars that … Continue reading

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Teaching Cross Cutting Concepts with Pop Culture

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA Crosscutting concepts have value because they provide students with connections and intellectual tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas. … Continue reading

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Where would we be without Gutenberg?

There is a great body of work exploring the impact classics have on current popular culture. One of my favorite examples of this is the original Willie Wonka film with Gene Wilder. The script is one classic reference after another. … Continue reading

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BBC America: Five Songwriters Who Deserve The Comic Book Treatment

By: Fraser McAlpine Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011 http://blogs.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/08/05/five-songwriters-who-deserve-the-comic-book-treatment/ This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn … Continue reading

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