ipod for music

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Every early childhood classroom I’ve been a part of has relied heavily on music as an instructional strategy. Our classroom is no different. We’ve got music going all day long. Whether we’re singing to learn our letters at circle time, playing a song to signal clean up time or listening to relaxing music at rest […]

Using Google Reader to Keep Up With the Blogs You Want to Read

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  Update: Google recently announced they they would be discontinuing Google Reader as of July 1, 2013. As a result, I no longer recommend it as a blog reader. Click here to read my newest post about alternatives to Google Reader. I’ve been reading blogs on a regular basis for several years now.  Initially, I […]

Why Blog?

So yesterday was the first day that I really started  telling people about this new endeavor of mine, blogging.  For someone who is somewhat private and reserved, opening myself up like this made for a rather overwhelming day.  This is all a bit of a stretch for me, even if it is more of a […]

Using Pinterest as an Educator

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What is Pinterest? Pinterest is the social networking site that has swept the nation, quickly rising in rank to stand alongside long time players Twitter and Facebook. People, particularly women, are drawn to the very visual interface. How does Pinterest work? Pinterest is a collection of ideas. It can be used to store and organize […]

We’re gonna need headphones.

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Update: We found headphones! Read about the ones that didn’t work out so well here, and the ones we loved here! So here’s the thing about working with young children: you can’t depend on them being able to read directions to complete a task, even with a fancy schmancy device like an ipad. The majority […]