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Top 10 Blog Posts of the 2014-15 School Year

Top 10 Blog Posts of the 2014-15 School Year

By Jessica Sanders

We are so thankful to have a wonderful audience of teachers who not only read our blog, but are the people who write the blog posts too! We’ve been lucky enough to have amazing teacher authors who wrote some of our best articles for the 2014-15 school year. Check out our epic, top 10 list! 

 

#10: 10 Teacher Tools to “Techify” Your Classroom 

The classrooms of today have the potential to look vastly different than those of the past. Many teachers have access to a vast array of technology tools that can be used in the classroom to increase student engagement.

Sometimes, however, the world of educational technology can seem daunting and extremely overwhelming—especially for newcomers. Use this list of teacher tools to “techify” your lessons one step at a time. Each one has the potential to enhance your classroom biome and get students excited about your content.

 

#9: 20 Tools to Improve Classroom Organization

Keeping your notes, lessons, grades and classroom all organized seems like a task that never ends. Luckily, there are many apps and tools that make this daunting job seem a bit more manageable.

Use the following apps to collect notes in one place, plan your lessons in less time, and connect with students on platforms they’re most familiar with. 


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#8: How to Improve Reading Comprehension With Mind Maps

Reading comprehension is a multifaceted process … That’s probably why, when you Google “ how to improve reading comprehension,” you’re bombarded with a list of articles filled with esoteric verbiage about mental frameworks, remediation and reading attitudes. It’s difficult to find concrete tips your students can immediately apply.

Luckily, there’s one technique that’s both simple and effective: mind mapping. Learn how to apply this reading comprehension tactic in your classroom.

 

#7: 5 Reading Apps Students Will Love

There’s something about a print book that can’t be replaced, right?

Luckily, these five reading apps won’t replace a physical book. Rather, they’ll supplement what print books already offer, allowing your students build their reading skills with the technology that they already know and love.

 

#6: The Great Summer “Break” Hoax… Teachers, You Know

There are many myths about what summer break actually means for teachers—this is the Great Summer “Break” Hoax and you know it all too well.

 

#5: What Kind of Teacher Are You? (As Told by eCards)

What kind of teacher are you? Do you love laminating classroom resources? Are you blogging about your newest technology find? Either way, it doesn’t matter to us; we love all of you just the same!

 

#4: 10 Google Tools That Make Your Life Easier

Google has a wealth of tools, but finding those tools that work specifically for a teacher requires some thought and research. As an eLearning Specialist, it’s my job to be a digital detective and find what’s truly worth the time and consideration of a teacher.

Add these tools to your arsenal of teacher apps and programs—they may just make your life a little easier.

 

#3: Teacher GIFs: 10 Faces You’re All Too Familiar With

No introduction needed on this one.

 

#2: 15 Reasons Teachers Are Superheroes

There aren’t enough words to express how grateful we at Learn2Earn are for the teachers we’ve encountered in our many years of schooling.

Even as kids we knew that teachers were a special breed of superhero, and these teacher humor ecards certainly prove that.

 

#1: 20 Most Accurate Teacher Memes

Loud students, broken copiers, extra-credit requests—you probably know these teacher memes all too well.

 

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