Step by step guide: How to Prevent Cyber Bullying
Jun09

Step by step guide: How to Prevent Cyber Bullying

Amanda Todd. Rebecca Sedwick. Hope Witsell. You may be familiar with these names. All three of these students committed suicide as the result of cyber-bullying.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It results in more than 4,500 deaths annually. Not all youth suicides are the result of cyber-bullying.  Some are the result of traditional...

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How to master the 1:1 planning process and receive incentives
Jun02

How to master the 1:1 planning process and receive incentives

So, we just have to know. Is your notebook tougher than a 5th grader? Today marks the opening day of the AETC conference held in Birmingham, Alabama. We are so honored to be a part of their 20th Anniversary in which the Steering Committee and Montgomery County Schools have been tirelessly dedicated to the professional development of educators throughout the region. During that time “this Conference has played a key role in...

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Finding the bright spot in Alabama education trends
May25

Finding the bright spot in Alabama education trends

At this point the Education issues going on in Alabama and Mississippi schools are not a big surprise. But after reading today’s front page story in the Montgomery Advertiser on “An education out of reach.” I was surprised, by the overwhelming amount of failure showcased with no semblance of a solution offered up. If you’re like me, you’re tired of hearing about all the problems in education and not much about how to...

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Virtual web unlocks Augmented Reality for your classroom
Apr28

Virtual web unlocks Augmented Reality for your classroom

There has been lots of discussion about the power of using Augmented Reality as an educational tool. Every day brings news of another innovative way AR can be used in the classroom. The ability to overlay digital content onto the real world via triggers like images and locations opens up a world of educational opportunities. Each day, students are using AR to make their artworks interactive, to solve mathematical problems, to interact...

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Curious about Mystery Skype? Get the Skinny HERE!
Apr27

Curious about Mystery Skype? Get the Skinny HERE!

Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype either within the state, country or even the world. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. The race is on in  this interactive learning outlet allows kids to practice several vital skills all at the same time. Suitable for all ages, use mystery Skype to further incorporate critical...

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How to effectively go paperless in your classroom
Apr01

How to effectively go paperless in your classroom

What do you think of when you hear the words “school locker”? You may have fond memories of trying to make it to your locker at just the right time to see that certain someone, or nightmares about all the trouble you got into because you forgot your combination (…again) and showed up late to class. I’m sure most of us have an interesting “ school locker” story to share and I’m sure most stories are rather...

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Rockin’ your math class using Common Core standards
Mar31

Rockin’ your math class using Common Core standards

With the subject of implementation of Common Core skirting the lines between a political and social issue, we like to stick to the facts of the social side of things since ultimately students are affected.  It’s important not to take the focus off that goal; improved education for all K-12 students. With that we would like to highlight one of the Frequently Asked Questions found on the Alabama College and Readiness Standard guidelines...

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10 things to consider when adding technology to your class
Mar15

10 things to consider when adding technology to your class

Wondering where to start when it comes to adding technology to your classroom? We have selected what we considered the top 10 from Google’s Classroom Management guidelines. Make sure kids know and understand instructional expectations before laptops are permitted to be used. Arrange your classroom so that you’re able to see all laptop screens easily. Set limits for which resources students are permitted to access during...

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How to become an effective 21st Century Educator
Mar11

How to become an effective 21st Century Educator

After recently chatting with a few of our potential clients, it has come to our attention that there are some teachers  struggling to find a starting point when it comes to implementing technology successfully in their classrooms. Here at InCare we understand it can be quite a daunting task. That is why we will be dedicating this next weeks blog posts to offering more detailed guidance based on the 27 steps you see in the info-graph...

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How to help your students prepare for college using technology.
Mar10

How to help your students prepare for college using technology.

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the adventure now begins as high school students prepare for college. According to a recent study conducted by Education Weekly, “Most students are not adequately prepared to face the rigor of college, according to the latest ACT scores, which also show that the average composite score on the college-entrance exam fell from last year. That composite score dropped to 20.9 among high...

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