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Matt,  I teach 4th grade and have been an ambassador for a few years now.  With elementary I probably have more time then say a middle school/HS teacher who only sees the students for 45 minutes or...

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Michael,  Now that I am 1:1 with chromebooks it's much easier.  I allow students to log in prior to the day starting. (I teach 4th grade and my students enter room with about 10-15 minutes to get u...

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I teach 4th grade and I create the teams for them.  They think I do it "randomly", however I do my research before school starts and I try to get a balance of gender, academic level, beha...

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Karen,    Maybe you can use the timer with the sound option.  The you call out loud your "Random Check" like "Clean desks", or "Clean Floor" and students are then time...

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Jessica,  I'm an ambassador and 4th grade teacher.  If you have any questions as to how it can be used or how I make use of it in elementary, please don't hesitate to ask. 

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As a school, teachers hand out "Paws Passes" since our mascot is "bulldogs".  It is for our PBSIS.  When a student receives a PAWS pass from myself, or any other teacher/adult i...

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I'm intrigued by the loss of XP, but I also have one where they lose all of their AP.  I teach 4th grade and the kids value the AP since it's their pathway to using powers.  Losing it all is a kill...

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Amanda,    Thanks for the blog info.  What is the easiest way to communicate with you?  FB? Blog posts? Here?  I would love to pick your brain.  I'm a 4th grade teacher in NJ myself, 14th year.  3r...

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Amanda,  Thanks for posting those quests.  I plan to use them and get them adapted for my 4th grade class as needed.  The video trailers will be great as a intro and motivator.  How do you know whe...

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 A certificate of some sort.  I like the idea of giving a name for each level, I.E. Rookie...etc.  And everytime they level up they hit a knew level and receive the badge for passing the previous. ...

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