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6-8 Middle School

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

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Students at University Park Campus School grow into their power and potential through student-led meetings.

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