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Passing on A Few (Book) Recommendations – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

One of the most common questions I am asked is for a book recommendation. Whether through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other place I happen to be, the question typically follows a pattern; the questioner is asking for a book recommendation for a very specific situation to help a specific student. While I am flattered to be asked and sometimes a book does pop to mind for that situation, often times I am not sure because either I am tired…

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Win a Copy of the Shake Up Learning Book! – Education Article

Win a Copy of the Shake Up Learning Book! | Shake Up Learning To kick-off the Shake Up Learning spring book study, I’m giving away 5 copies of my book! The Shake Up Learning book study starts on March 28th. Get all the details here. Fill out the form below to be entered in the contest to win a copy of Shake Up Learning! Winners will be announced and contacted on March 18th.   © Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication…

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Watch The Lollie Book Awards LIVE From Your Classroom – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s the funniest book of the year? This Valentine’s Day make sure your school falls in love with reading! Join in and watch the Lollies award ceremony LIVE from your classrooms! The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards In June 2018, Michael Rosen announced the shortlist for the Lollies aka ‘The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards’ 2018 – a truly hilarious selection of books for children of all ages. Since then, schools and children in the UK and Ireland…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Today I had an opportunity to share a 41 minute presentation with Mrs. Finley’s 12th grade Creative Writing class at our school, which I called, “Book Publishing 101.” Her students have spent the past several weeks writing and creating original children’s picture books, and publishing them as eBooks as well as printed books using Book Creator online, Book Creator for iPad, and the website Lulu.com. Here are the slides I used during my presentation: Mrs. Finley requested I record my…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Yesterday I was blessed by the opportunity to attend and participate in day 2 of the 2018 LearnFest (@theLearnFest) Conference in Austin, Texas. LearnFest, or “The Learning Festival,” is Carl Hooker‘s (@mrhooker) new iteration of iPadPalooza. LearnFest joins a very short, personal list of top quality, amazing educational technology professional development events. These include The Mobile Learning Experience in Arizona (@tonyvincent and @azk12), Miami Device in Florida (@felixjacomino), UnPlug’d in Ontario (@thecleversheep), and the Willowood Technology Summit (@nctplarry) in Texas. Unfortunately those…

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Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! – Education Article

YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Fall Book Study! I am #superexcited to launch the official book study of my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! I couldn’t just write a paper book. I had to make it an interactive experience and give you extra resources to go deeper and make reading the book a dynamic learning experience. About the Book…

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Write The Book You Want Them To Read – Education Article

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FREE eBooks for Winter Break Reading – Education Article

This is a really nice FREE offer from our friend Katie at Capstone!* Tis the Reading Season!  When I first heard this, I thought it was too good to be true!  I thanked her vaguely** on Twitter (unless it was a secret just for my school district) but then I thought – could I possibly share it with everyone? Could I Tweet this out? So, I called her office out of the blue to double check that I could share…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

About 4 years ago, inspired by a local writer’s conference, I created a WordPress-powered website to independently sell digital copies of my books as well as offer a subscription-based video library of instructional how-to videos. I haven’t given that project much attention or “care and feeding” in awhile, since I transitioned to a new job role at a new school and have (overall) focused less on my secondary consulting work. Clearly I need to do a better job checking my…

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Reading is the Key! – Education Article

Do you ever get stuck clicking around Amazon buying random stuff you may not really need but suddenly desire? Do you have a mountain of Amazon boxes in your kitchen waiting for each recycle day? Yeah, me neither! [cough] Like today, among other things, I got a Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer for my roasted cauliflower & Brussels sprouts addiction and a set of 4 Le Creuset Silicone French Coasters for the Coastal Cottage. You never know what you…

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Books That Celebrate Diversity – Education Article

A few of my MHMS friends & colleagues are taking a Cultural Proficiency course. Having taken that course a couple years ago, and as a passionate ally of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement, I offered to help them with their final project! We decided it would cool to create a curated list of books on a bookmark that celebrate diversity. Feel free to Take, Copy, Use, & Share – it’s all Creative Commons! We made sure that the books listed were all…

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Books That Celebrate Diversity – Education Article

A few of my MHMS friends & colleagues are taking a Cultural Proficiency course. Having taken that course a couple years ago, and as a passionate ally of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement, I offered to help them with their final project! We decided it would cool to create a curated list of books on a bookmark that celebrate diversity. Feel free to Take, Copy, Use, & Share – it’s all Creative Commons! We made sure that the books listed were all…

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I Don’t Mean to Alarm You – Education Article

Hey gang! So, because of the snow we had this year, we’re going all the way until June 19th! DOH! I mean, super! And if you’re out of school already….well, I will try not to be salty about it, but I’m jealous baby! I’m looking at you Tiffany Whitehead! LOL (Baton Rouge, LA gets out EARLY!) Around Memorial Day is when we start trying to get books back. Not from our active readers, but from those kiddos who have had…

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Smiling About Bitmoji Books – Education Article

My favorite avatar creator Bitmoji, which I’ve been blogging about since 2015 (links to those posts below) has recently added a few NEW cartoons featuring books! But, as my Twitter & PA friend Ms. Kim Mento Tweeted, they were sadly dour faced! So, using Photoshop Elements, I pasted some open smiles on my faces. Whilst I was at it (any excuse to use the word whilst!) I added my much needed bangs, blonde highlights, changed my tennis shoe pops of…

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Self-Care for Funny People – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog These days, if you’re a teacher, you’ve probably read something about “self-care.” There is a movement in edu-circles around the more than worthy notion that teachers need to be mindful of meeting their own needs. You know, the “put on your oxygen mask first” theory of supporting kids. It’s a good theory. Teachers work hard and often do so with little regard for their own needs. That’s not sustainable. If we want to serve our students, then…

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7 Classroom Activities for the Alphabet Legends Books – Education Article

You might have heard the buzz in a Facebook post shared by a friend or a picture in your Instagram feed. Well, last year I connected with the folks behind the Alphabet Legends series. They even gave me a book to giveaway on my own Instagram page. I’m so excited to share a few ways to use these books in your classroom. And I’ve connected this book series to some of my very favorite technology tools! If you haven’t heard…

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My Favorite Books of 2018 – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

Another fantastic year of reading and yet I know there are so many books I have probably missed on this list. In the hundreds of books I got to experience this year, these are the ones that stood out. These are the ones that I hope others get to experience. While many were published in 2018, some were not and I am so glad I finally got to read them. Picture Books Fiction Picture Book Non-Fiction Chapter Books – Middle……

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Public School Students are Being Erased From TV, Movies and Other Media – Education Article

  Ninety percent of America’s students go to public schools.   But you wouldn’t know that if you opened a book, turned on the TV or went to a movie.   The media is engaged in a disinformation campaign erasing public schools and public school students from our entertainments.   It’s another way marketing and advertising is forced down our throats and into our leisure hours.   Not only do the multi-billion dollar corporations who fund these entertainments want to…

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