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How teachers can make connections outside of social media

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Being a connected educator goes beyond sharing articles and comments on Twitter, educational technology director Andrew Marci -More
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U.S. students are part of International Walk to School Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Students in California, Indiana, Georgia and Colorado joined students around the world for International Walk to School Day o -More
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4th-graders use math, engineering skills to create products for military

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
A helmet equipped with a rhino horn and gloves with thumbtacks to mimic porcupine quills are two inventions by fourth-graders -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Ala. educator's "Flat Stanley" lesson teaches geography to first-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
"Flat Stanley" has been helping a classroom of Alabama first-grade students learn geography, teacher Meghan Everette writes i -More
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Students learn to protect environment with place-based education

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Schools in Michigan are working to help students learn to become stewards of the environment through place-based educational  -More
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"Big History" course asks students to consider the bigger picture

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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ECHOES and REFLECTIONS Leaders in Holocaust Education
More than 22,000 educators have learned how Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Learn more on our website.

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Study: Teacher-collaboration training model leads to higher scores

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Test scores rose at schools in Tennessee that adopted the Teacher Peer Excellence Groups training method, according to a rece -More
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Wyo. educators use social media to connect, collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
More Wyoming educators are engaging in edchats on Twitter -- weekly online discussions that allow them to share best practice -More
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How school leaders can use a survey to assess learning-team success

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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Classroom-management strategies for mobile classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
In this article, East Central University assistant professor Mark Jones and instructor Toni Jones offer tips to help educator -More
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Geocaching program helps Ariz. students get fit

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Dozens of students in Arizona are participating in the KohlsFIT Program in which they use a geocaching mobile application to  -More
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N.J. seventh-graders learn about tribal culture in African history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Seventh-graders at Henry C.  -More
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Tips for first-time conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
We've put together some suggestions to help first-time attendees get the most from their experience at the NCSS Annual Confer -More
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Volunteers needed for NCSS Committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
M.C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist -More
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Social studies teachers bring headlines into the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Social studies teachers can find lesson plans from current events, with discussions that encourage students to express their  -More
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