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In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Teaching Media Literacy Skills to 21st Century Students

In today’s fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It

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Teacher Life Hack White Board To Do Lists

I always have so many to do lists on the go. The only thing I really keep with me 24/7 is my cell phone. This tip from Christina at Hanging Around in Primary made my day. Write a list on your whiteboard at the end of the day of all of

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Absent Buddy System Teacher Life Hack

I love this tip from Doc Running at the Everything Education Blog.  Managing absences is really time consuming, so I started absence buddies. Assign absence buddies to be responsible for information for absent students. Each student is responsible for collecting materials and reviewing information from the missed days for their

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Gradebook Codes Teacher Life Hack

Gradebook Codes Using gradebook codes helps teachers streamline their marking pile. I am so happy that Stephanie from Stephanie’s History Store submitted this tip. For anyone who uses a paper grade book, using codes to keep it organized will be a time saver.  To prevent your gradebook from getting the

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Not every lesson in the English Language Arts classroom can take on the "one approach suits all". Our learners are diverse and require that we as teachers try to meet their needs using a variety of differentiated instruction methods. Find out more on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Useful Differentiation Ideas for the ELA Classroom

Use these differentiation ideas for the ELA classroom to help you plan your lessons. Using effective differentiation strategies can improve your lessons to help students engage and retain class content. We had a great #2ndaryELA Twitter chat on Differentiation in the ELA classroom. Several teachers shared their best ideas during the

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2 Peas and a Dog Newsletter

At 2 Peas and a Dog, we LOVE connecting with our readers. We have enjoyed connecting with everyone on our social media channels, but with all of the changes occurring to social media, we wanted a guaranteed method of contacting our fellow teachers to share great teaching content and product

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