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Amber Chandler

Amber Chandler
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Amber Chandler is a middle school teacher at Frontier Middle School in Hamburg, NY. Follow Amber on Twitter, @MsAmberChandler.

Building Confidence and Curiosity with littleBits Code Kit

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Teacher blogger Amber Chandler reviews the littleBits Code Kit after observing her nine-year-old son using it and speaking with the lead designer.

Words of Wisdom To Inspire & Motivate Educators

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The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and many of us could use a little motivation to make it across the finish line. Here are some of my favorite words of wisdom from teachers and leaders who help me stay moving.

3 Lessons Learned Building Student Digital Portfolios

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I decided this past fall that my students would build digital portfolios of all of their work this year. Here are three of the lessons I learned while implementing this endeavor.

Smart Review | Heart! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader

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As a teacher who considers relationships the center of what I do, I was impressed by Timothy Kanold's interesting take on ensuring that your impact on others' lives is a positive one. Here, I share my other impressions of his latest book.

Smart Review | Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code

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As an English teacher, I'm always looking for books that take a creative approach to getting students interested in learning. Based on my 8th graders' reactions, Curly Bracket: The Hidden Code hits the nail on the head.

Allowing Authentic Discovery in the Middle School Classroom

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After finishing a more traditional assignment in my PBL classroom, I realized that we still need to allow the time and space for authentic discovery with students to help them connect.

Smart Review | Interactive Math App Makes Fractions Fun

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The interactive app Mlob Rule makes the normally rote task of reviewing fractions into an engaging and fun opportunity for parents and teachers to sneak learning into gaming.

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