Confessions of a college summer intern at SimplyCircle

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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When I was looking for a summer internship, I was hoping to find a place where I could learn some new skills, get exposed to a new industry, and start building my professional network. SimplyCircle gave me all that, and much more. As the summer is coming to an end, I reflect on the key things I learned about myself these last few months. I learned that the three things I value the most are:

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6 Productivity Apps for Teachers

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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One of the most popular New Year resolutions for teachers is to get more organized and productive. These 6 great apps will help you do just that.

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Best Storytelling and Writing Apps for Your Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 8th, 2014

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In this post, I highlight the best tools to inspire the love of storytelling and writing in your students. Some of them are apps, others are websites, still others work on any device. Many are free, others are relatively inexpensive one-time purchase downloads.  For each, I will indicate the type of service (app, website or both) and highlight the cost (if any). Make your next school year fun and engaging for your students by trying out some of the tools listed below:

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10 Great “Free Time” Apps for Kindergarten

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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In previous posts, we have covered apps for storytelling, writing, math, and science. Now it is time to explore “free choice activity” apps to use in your classroom. Free time can get messy, but with these iPad apps, your kindergarteners can have fun while still keeping the classroom neat. Try some of these inexpensive apps, and see which ones your students like best.

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5 Great Science Apps to Make Science Fun

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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In this post, I will list 5 great science apps can help you make a complex science lesson more memorable and enjoyable. If you and your students have access to iPads, try out these 5 apps – most of them are free!

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7 Great Apps to Make Math Fun for Kids

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, August 1st, 2014

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These 7 great apps can help you make your math lessons extra fun. Not only will it help you keep your students’ attention, but they will also remember the lesson much better. If your classroom has access to iPads, check them out (most of them are free!)

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9 Great Drawing and Art Apps to Encourage Creativity

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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If you want to encourage creativity in your students, and have access to iPads or computers in your classroom, check out these 8 great drawing apps. Some of them are web-based, others are apps, some are free, others are paid – I indicate the prices and formats below. Save a few trees and the hassle of clean-up by trying some of these apps:

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Summer Survival Guide for Working Parents

Elena Krasnoperova - Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Summer is almost here. Summer is a happy time for kids. But for many working parents, summers can be stressful. You might only be able to take one or two weeks off for a summer vacation with your family. How do you keep your kids busy, happy, and safe the rest of the time?

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How to make teaching stick: Part VII – SUCCESs framework

Elena Krasnoperova - Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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In the previous blog posts, we covered the 6 factors of the SUCCESs model. The model comes from the wonderful book “Made to stick” by Chip and Dan Heath.

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How to make teaching stick: Part VI – STORY

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Today, we move on to the sixth and final principle of the SUCCESs model for how to make your idea (or lesson) stick. The model – and the example – comes from the wonderful book “Made to stick” by Chip and Dan Heath.

To make your lesson stick in the minds of your students, you need to tell them a story.

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