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There's a reason life is elevated in Utah

With Imagine Learning in classrooms all across the state of Utah, the standard of learning is a lot higher. And as an educational partner with districts all over, we've successfully helped ELL students achieve a higher level of literacy. In fact, these same districts are now experiencing incredible results with their K–1 students.
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Investing in technology for young learners

Recently I read an interesting news article about a school district that voted to supply all its kindergarten students with iPad 2 tablets for the upcoming school year. Since the iPad’s release last year, there has been much discussion and speculation on how tablet computers will impact education and technology use in the classroom. Amid all the speculation, I found it interesting to see a forward-thinking example of rolling out such technology district-wide, especially for such young learners.
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Translating the twittertalk: A beginner's twittorial

You swore you'd never do it, but you finally took the plunge -- you signed up for Twitter. Now it's time to make sense of the symbols and acronyms, so you can follow what's going on in your newly created community. We've put together a list of the most common Twitter terms, the schedules for some of the best education-related chats, and some tips and notes on Twitter etiquette to help you get the most out of your new account.
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Pre-K secrets for success

Pre-K achievement in some Miami-Dade County Public Schools has increased by more than forty points, and several previously struggling students have progressed into gifted classes. To what are teachers attributing this great success? Watch this video to find out. [flv]http://sas-origin.OnstreamMedia.com/origin/imaginelearn/Testimonial/Pre-K story.flv[/flv] To see similar results in your early childhood education program, click here.
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5 tips to get your preschoolers speaking

You don't realize how quickly children pick up on language until you hear your Kindergartners reciting the latest pop lyrics on the playground. While students in early childhood education may be excellent at mimicry, they still need help developing their vocabulary. According to Theresa Roberts's new book No Limits to Literacy, children must be aware of two components of a word before they can use it correctly: meaning and pronunciation. Without knowing both the meaning and pronunciation of a word, children (and adults alike) are powerless to use new vocabulary successfully. So we've pulled together five tips from Roberts's book to help your early childhood education students expand -- and actually use -- their new vocabulary.
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