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Don’t Know if That App is Classroom Appropriate? Apple Has a Guide for That.
posted by: Melissa | May 03, 2018, 02:29 pm   

Tablets and phones have fully integrated themselves into our classrooms and with them come the bevy of applications that seem to multiply daily. Many of these apps are aimed at students or advertise themselves as educational, but are they always appropriate for classroom use? Should you try to integrate them into your lessons?

 
Weekly News Round-Up for April 27th
posted by: Melissa | April 27, 2018, 03:27 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, there are walk outs in Arizona and Colorado, while teachers in Las Vegas decide to dump their union.

 
Assassin’s Creed Discovery Mode Is a New Kind of Field Trip
posted by: Melissa | April 26, 2018, 02:31 pm   

As a history teacher, I fell in love with Assassin’s Creed early. The video game series has much in common with other video games, players take on an avatar, complete missions, level up their skills, etc. But, it goes much further as well. Players are dumped into historically accurate recreations of the past.

 
Gift Bag Ideas for Teacher Appreciation
posted by: Melissa | April 25, 2018, 03:14 pm   

Today, we’re turning things slightly on their head. Normally, we write entries that are helpful for classroom teachers and other educators, but today we’d like all of the classroom teachers to close their eyes for a moment and pretend that they didn’t see this blog! This entry is for the rest of you.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for April 20th
posted by: Melissa | April 20, 2018, 12:26 pm   

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, education fights in Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona heat up while students continue to protest gun violence in schools.

 
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