Build an Inclusive Classroom with Microsoft Tools

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Thirty-one years ago, George W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. This law prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities and guarantees them the opportunity to participate equitably in American life, including employment, purchasing products, and participation in state and local government programs. These protections also extend to access to and availability … read more »


Classic Children’s Literature and Classroom Reading Lists

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Modernizing traditional reading lists for diverse learners is an issue that many educators are currently debating. This post is not intended to rehash the “choice versus canon” debate but to give you resources to inform your decision-making process in this area. Classics in the classroom have been a staple for many years. Rethinking reading lists … read more »


We Have Liftoff! Using Better Lesson to Teach About Space and the Moon

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Did you know that dust busters, wireless headsets, and invisible braces link back to inventions initially intended for use in space? This interesting USA Today article shares more everyday innovations created for space use. July 20 is Space Exploration Day and Moon Day, which coincides with the annual commemoration of the first moon landing in 1969, Apollo … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Make Beliefs Comix – Part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog, we introduced you to Make Beliefs Comix and discussed the application of both the SAMR Model and the Triple E Framework to help you integrate Make Beliefs Comix into your instruction. Today’s post offers detailed instructions for using this tool and shares classroom use ideas by subject. Make Beliefs … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Make Beliefs Comix – Part 1

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Make Beliefs Comix is a web resource that allows you to create original comics. Comics can be printed, saved locally, or shared via email or social media. This site also features printable comics, comic starters, writing activities, suggestions for students with special needs, and more. Applying the Triple E Framework The Triple E Framework, created … read more »