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Jill Thompson
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Jill Thompson

Education US
Jill Thompson is the President and CEO of Edulum LLC. She has been in education for nine years and has been a classroom teacher, academic facilitator and an Instructional Technology Specialist. Jill graduated from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Bachelor of Arts in English. She went on to obtain an AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) licensure at UNCC and at Winthrop University obtained her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Thompson is also an adjunct professor at UNCC teaching Instructional Design and the Use of Technology with Elementary School Learners. Jill is a weekly blogger who looks at the changes taking place in education that redefine the classroom and learning. Check out her blog: http://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/

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Education consultant
Qualifications:
  • Winthrop University:, Rock Hill, S.C.2010, Curriculum and Instruction Masters
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte: Charlotte, N.C. 2010 Academic and Intellectual Gifted (AIG) License
  • Salem State College, Salem, M.A. 2005, BS in Elementary Education with a double major in English, Deans List
Working for:
Edulum ( edulumllc.com )

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 13
  • Followers 6
  • Follows 10
  • Votes given 9
  • Votes received 17
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14Jun
Teachers: how do you do daily formative assessments without spending all your time grading?

I have my students also grade themselves and track their own learning on informal assessments. I also use entry and exit slips. ...

14Jun

When I was in the classroom, I gave an "Exit Ticket" with 5 multiple choice questions. 4/5 questions correct is 80% mastery, which means my students ...

25May

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a reality for many students. How are you addressing these issues in the classroom?

25May

Digital literacy is about being able to use digital tools to benefit yourself and/or the intended audience. Parents and teachers (especially) need to ...

25May

I had a Facebook message from my daughter today: ‘Something great happened’. When I asked what this might be the reply came ‘Can’t tell you, it’s ...

23May
What does digital literacy mean to you?

It is also about understanding the laws such as COPPA, CIPA, and FERPA.

23May

Able to use computers, websites, phones, social networks, etc with ease

11May

Do your kids play Minecraft ? That’s the most obvious ‘indie’ or independent game out there. ...

11May
Great stories with strong female characters?

Here are two resources with suggestions of books that have strong female characters. ...

05May

As a teacher, my philosophy has always been that more communication is better. I would rather over communicate with parents, than having them find ...

05May
Good book recommendations for girls approaching teenage years?

These are books my female students love: [Uglies Series](http://www.amazon.com/Uglies-Pretties-Specials-Extras/dp/1442479396) (4 books) [Divergent ...

05May

It’s a little bit Inception – programming within programming! – but it also ...

05May
Can games teach programming?

Yes, I love Tynker to help teach students coding and programming. They can then make their own games. Take a look at my blog post about ...

28Apr
How do you know/judge if an app is educational?

Our schools use an App Evaluation Rubric that I modified from the Original owner by Harry Walker with permission. ...

28Apr
How do schools decide what apps are educational for their students?

Our schools use an App Evaluation Rubric that I modified from the Original owner by Harry Walker with permission. ...

26Apr
Will our kids need to be creative adults?

Absolutely, our students will need to be able to be create, communicate, collaborate and critically think/problem solve in our to be able to be ...

24Apr
STEM: How can we motivate girls when female scientists are considered shocking?

You should read Lean In

24Apr

Huge news this week. The geek behind the hugely popular and entertaining science Facebook page ‘

Q: Teachers: how do you do daily formative assessments without spending all your time grading?

A: I have my students also grade themselves and track their own learning on informal assessments. I also use entry and exit slips. ...

3 years ago

Q: What does digital literacy mean to you?

A: It is also about understanding the laws such as COPPA, CIPA, and FERPA.

3 years ago

Q: Great stories with strong female characters?

A: Here are two resources with suggestions of books that have strong female characters. ...

3 years ago

Q: Good book recommendations for girls approaching teenage years?

A: These are books my female students love: [Uglies Series](http://www.amazon.com/Uglies-Pretties-Specials-Extras/dp/1442479396) (4 books) [Divergent ...

3 years ago

Q: Can games teach programming?

A: Yes, I love Tynker to help teach students coding and programming. They can then make their own games. Take a look at my blog post about ...

3 years ago

Q: How do you know/judge if an app is educational?

A: Our schools use an App Evaluation Rubric that I modified from the Original owner by Harry Walker with permission. ...

3 years ago

Q: How do schools decide what apps are educational for their students?

A: Our schools use an App Evaluation Rubric that I modified from the Original owner by Harry Walker with permission. ...

3 years ago

Q: Will our kids need to be creative adults?

A: Absolutely, our students will need to be able to be create, communicate, collaborate and critically think/problem solve in our to be able to be ...

3 years ago

Q: Will Code.org work?

A: I like [http://www.tynker.com](http://www.tynker.com).

3 years ago

Q: Is there any benefit to using an exercise ball at a desk?

A: I think it is comfortable and classrooms should have them too. Her is my blog post on the concept/idea ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I teach my daughter that gender isn’t limiting?

A: Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg is a good read about 'Women, Work and the Will to lead.' I would model for your children but also surround her with ...

3 years ago

Q: Good book recommendations for a 9 year old with a reading age of 14?

A: Students in my class love these: (The Name of this Book is Secret Series) ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we improve reading habits in children?

A: Reading is very important and letting students/children pick there own text is huge. I let my students 'shop for just right books' I put a bunch of ...

3 years ago

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