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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)
Eric Sheninger shares his ideas on leadership during challenging times.
Blogger Suzie Boss explains how making PBL part of out-of-school time gives youth new opportunities to become leaders, thinkers, and problem-solvers.
Sharing is an integral part of teaching. So what do you do when someone won't share?
Andrew Marcinek shares lessons from his experiences as a high school he works with moves to digital textbooks.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act was put in place in 1998; journalist Audrey Watters suggests that it could be time for a review.
Teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz writes that the tools are less important than the skills.
PBL and blended learning prove to be two educational approaches worth combining.
A quick overview of blogs -- what they are, how to publish one, and why they're interesting to educators.
Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)