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4 Ways to Engage pre-K Students
using technology to engage pre-k kids

Preparing pre-K students for kindergarten and keeping them engaged is a huge undertaking. As pre-K teachers, our goal is to build the basic foundations for early reading and math concepts, beginning their social-emotional learning, and working with them on physical abilities such as motor skills. Adding to this challenge is the fact that pre-K teachers …

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ELL’s are Making Strides in Literacy with Help from Augmented Reality

Concern for struggling readers and poor literacy scores has educators and special interest groups meeting, blogging, and talking about “awareness” of the issue. Unfortunately, most of the discussion is on just that, “awareness.” There aren’t many new ideas coming down the pipeline to help teachers reach this new age of children and their hunger for …

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The Instructional Value of Surprise for Knowledge Retention

Teachers can use unexpected events to bring students’ brains to attention and illuminate the pathways to memory storage. Can you think of a time when you were surprised? Of course you can. We all can. There’s actually a scientific reason that explains our ability to recall such times, as Dr. Judy Willis, a neurologist and …

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