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Buying Happiness at DonorsChoose.org

by Nikkie Zanevsky on May 2, 2012

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A friend shared this fascinating TED talk, in which Michael Norton proposes that contrary to popular belief, we CAN buy happiness… if we spend on others rather than ourselves, that is!

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Bookmark Your Online Educational Resources
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Now that you know how to find the best elementary education resources online, what do you do with them? What’s the best way to save those links and articles to read or reference later without cluttering your browser?

Read on to learn about seven fantastic free tools that will help.

All of these can be easily installed as browser plugins on your computer and all but one also have corresponding apps for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices.

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How to find elementary education resources
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Google “elementary resources” and you’ll discover 259 million results. Now let that number sink in for a moment.

One might think this abundance of content would make it easy to get quick access to the latest and greatest news, tips and tools for elementary teachers and administrators… on the contrary, the sheer number of websites, blogs, videos, and social media sites can render the process absolutely overwhelming, making it even more difficult to find the best resources (especially if you’re looking for specific information for prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grade).

You already have enough to do planning classroom, school or district activities. So how can you find the time to also keep up with expert tips, new technology and the latest happenings in the online education community?

We have some practical ideas to help you reign it all in and get that information overwhelm under control. Read full article

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