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Ending on an Upswing

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano holds his students' attention during the final weeks of the year with passion-based learning focused on favorite pieces of curriculum, picnic-based learning under a tree, and poetry-based learning through music videos.

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How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment

As the school garden movement continues to grow, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss suggests it's worth taking a closer look at the strategies that are yielding positive results.

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Closing Out vs. Fading Out: 5 Steps for Ending the Year Strong

Guest blogger Petra Claflin of YES Prep Public Schools stresses the importance of close-out conversations with instructional teachers, and suggests five steps to help educators end the year strong while looking ahead to next fall.

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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways to beat learning loss this summer such as creating an online forum where students post book reviews.

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

To help combat summer learning loss, blogger Matt Davis curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break.

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A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Guest blogger Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for those admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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10 Typing games that rock

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Online typing games are a perfect way to give students' fingers a typing-workout. Such games come in a variety of different formats and many include stories, music or other thematic elements to make the play more engaging. Before you know it, you might spend 30 minutes practicing keyboarding and having fun. The incentive to score or pass a level adds an extra layer of intensity to the practice session which, for most of us, will compel us to push ourselves that extra bit needed to facilitate improvement.

Here is a list of typing games that rocks:

Touch typing: Guide for Newbies

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Touch typing is one of the most important skills you can learn. But what is so important about typing speed? Read on and hopefully we can enlighten you.
 
The fastest typist on record reached an astonishing speed of 216 words per minute on an IBM electric typewriter. Currently typists are able to easily reach speeds of 100 words per minute per more on standard QWERTY formatted keyboards, and can reach speeds of 200 words per minute or even more using the less popular but still effective Dvorak format.
 

Teacher Summer Reading Recommendations

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I'm looking forward to relaxing this summer, but to do so, I first need to compile my summer reading list. Anyone have any new or recent book recommendations related to education?

Here are a few I've read over past summers:

Education Nation - http://www.amazon.com/Education-Nation-Leading-Innovation-Schools/dp/111...

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - http://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Success-Carol-Dweck/dp/03454723...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

Get a better understanding of the definition and the promise of blended learning from this playlist of nine videos and additional resources gathered by VideoAmy.
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