Monthly Archives: May 2015

Welcome China Publishing House

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We would like to welcome China Publishing House to our family of Educational Publishers.

China Publishing House specializes on books that help a learner of the Chinese language learn the modern Chinese language quickly and effectively. Our present series of  books on learning the Chinese language are the only series of its kind that enables a learner of Chinese language learn the language effectively as well as learn the Chinese culture, philosophy, way of thinking and living at the same time. For the contents of our books, we select some Chinese classics that are very popular with the Chinese students in the past and in present-day China, translate them carefully, and display clearly every Chinese character in the classics with its translation and its pinyin pronunciations. The classics we selected are often used by the Chinese people to educate their children.

Check out these titles and more…

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For a limited time, CPH is offering an introductory 15% off the retail price of their products.  Don’t miss out, this introductory pricing will not last forever! *this does not include the 5% discount you will also receive directly from DedicatedTeacher.com

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New Titles for May 2015

New Products introduced in May 2015

May was a month for some amazing new titles being added to our inventory.  Publishers are revving up for the 2015 fall session.  Check out these titles now!

Shell Education– 200 new titles

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There are SO many new titles that have been added to our warehouse inventory it is too large to even summarize, but we will give it a try.  Great titles for vacations spots, to promote deeper learning, many novel guides and so much more.  You MUST check them out!

Gallopade – 6 new titles

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A new series from Gallopade called DIY Classroom.  Check these new titles!

Orca Book Publishing – 85 new titles

Orca-new 5:15Orca Book Publishing is one of our top selling fiction publishers.  This month they added over 80 titles for elementary age students all the way to our teens.  Check out these wonderful new titles.

Educational Impressions – 4 new titles

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New titles added Latin America, Exporers, Story Elements series and more…

S&S Learning – 27 new titles

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New Titles Canadian Education resources check all these wonderful new titles!

IDebate Press – 8 new titles

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New titles from Intl Debate Educational Association. Excellent titles to help students with their Debate skills.  Check out these titles and more.

Updated titles by publishers:

(this updates can be price changes, updates to the content or more)

Lorenz- updated 3 titles

Memorial Day Sale Extended thru Tuesday May 26th!

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Thanks to some loyal customers we discovered that some customers were having an issue with the coupon code for our Memorial Day Sale.  We’ve corrected the problem and now the coupon code is ready to go.  Add ‘ MemDay15’ in your cart to receive 20% off you entire order.  *This sale on top of our automatic 5% discount and also includes our Weekly sale items.

As some of our customer were unable to use the coupon code, we’ve decided to extend the sale for one more day.  That’s right, now through Tuesday, May 26th, you can save!

Don’t miss out!

 

Memorial Day Sale!

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To all those who came before us and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  For all those who currently serve in our nations military.. we want to show our gratitude.We are having a Memorial Day Sale.  

For TWO DAYS you can come to DedicatedTeacher.com and save an extra 20% off your entire purchase. That is on top of our automatic 5% discount and then also includes our sales items this week! So don’t miss out.

• Save on those last minute materials you need for the last few days of school.
• Save on materials for summer learning!
• Save on products to get you ready for class in the fall!

Just come and SAVE!

Remember its for TWO DAYS only. Sunday, May 24th — Monday, May 25th!

It’s easy to do, just add those items that you need into your cart and then add the coupon code: MemDay15 That’s it.

While you are in our store, have a look at the wonderful Memorial Day resources we have available.  Resources on:

• Branches of our military & military equipment
• Historical war time and peace time
• Memorial Day celebration activities
and so much more.

Most of all, be sure to enjoy your holiday weekend. We hope that you will experience some summertime weather!MemDaySale

What in the heck is an ‘Enhanced eBook’ anyway?

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So you’ve come to DedicatedTeacher.com to find that resource that will help you with your upcoming lesson. You’ve found the perfect eBook and you are ready to click the button, ‘Add to Cart’. Then you notice.. there are two choices. A ‘Regular eBook’ and a ‘Enhanced eBook’. You may ask yourself, what is a ‘Enhanced eBook’? Why is it $5 more?

In this post we will go over the basics of what is a ‘Enhanced eBook’ and how it can really enhance your freedom in teaching your students?  So let’s dive in.

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What are Enhanced eBooks?
Enhanced eBooks are unlocked PDFs, which allow users to copy and paste text and certain images.  You can then paste these elements into other applications, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Apple® Pages or Keynote, whiteboard software and much more.  You can then fine tune the learning experience to fit your teaching style and/or your student’s needs.

Some publishers (ie: Evan-Moor, Creative Teaching Press & Teacher Created Resources) also enable the use of the Typewriter Tool* in Adobe Reader in their Enhanced eBooks. *the Typewriter Tool allow you to edit and add new text right inside Adobe.

So give me an example, how can I use an Enhanced copy to in my classroom?
The possibilities are nearly endless.  So as stated above, you have two educational resources for building your students Math skills.  You really like lesson 5 from one resource but also lesson 3 in the other.  You feel they go together well.  So with an Enhanced eBook, you can copy out lesson 5 from the first resource and lesson 3 from the second, paste it into your favorite word processor and you’ve got a customized lesson for that day.

Enhanced eBooks also make it easier to create presentation for your whiteboard or digital overhead.  Allowing you to only show the elements that you want your students to see.

These are just two examples.. hopefully you are thinking of even more uses!

Can I copy all of the content from an enhanced eBook, including images and formatting?
Due to the nature of PDF files, not all images can be copied easily.  Also, please keep in mind that text formatting will also be lost. Users can customize the text formatting by copying and pasting the text into a word processor or application that allows text editing, and then adding the desired formatting.

Is every eBook available in both regular and enhanced versions?
While not all of our publishers sell enhanced eBooks, you can find enhanced materials from many of our top publishers. Please note that some titles may not be available as enhanced eBooks, specifically if they contain mostly graphics, which cannot be copied, or have many scanned pages that interfere with selecting text.

Do I need special software to view and use enhanced eBooks?
Yes – you need the latest version of Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free.

Now I have Adobe Reader and an Enhanced eBook – what next?
Using Acrobat Reader, just copy and paste the sections of the enhanced eBook you need into a word processor like Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, then add your own questions, pictures, or examples for truly custom lessons. You can also use text from enhanced eBooks to build lessons for your Interactive Whiteboard, or take advantage of programs that can translate the content of PDF’s into other languages.

Are there any advantages to using a paid version of Adobe Acrobat?
There are always advantages to purchasing the full, more complete version of any application, however it’s a not a requirement in this case.  With our enhanced ebooks, by purchasing Adobe Acrobat, you can also rotate and extract pages and copy certain images or objects.  *Some of these features can also be achieved by copying and pasting the elements you wish to manipulate into other applications such as some word processors and or other creative applications.

Can I use other PDF reader applications with the enhanced eBooks?
Yes, absolutely.  However, what you can do and not do will largely depend on the tools available in the application.

Do enhanced eBooks have copyrights?
Yes! Enhanced eBooks are subject to the same copyright laws as regular eBooks.

I purchased the Regular eBook and now I think the Enhanced might work better for me. Do I have to repurchase the Enhanced copy or is there an option to upgrade?
It will depend on when you purchased the Regular eBook, but under most circumstances if you would like to upgrade from a regular eBook to the same, Enhanced product, please contact our Customer Service Department. We can then help you upgrade to the Enhanced version for the price difference.

Enhanced eBooks are provided by some publishers to give Educators more tools to fine tune the learning experience in their classroom.  If you have any other questions that we’ve not covered in this post, you can contact our Customer Service Department.

Try out an Enhanced eBook today… 

Top Ten Titles for April 2015

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These are the top selling titles for April 2015

1. Mathematics: Drill and Practice (Grades 1 – 6)
by Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Adding and subtracting large numbers, multiplying, dividing, decimals, measurements, fractions, time, finding areas, finding volumes, multiplying and dividing fractions, solid shapes, and more.

Retail: $5.95 Our price: $5.65

2. Sight Words Sentences: Cut and Paste (Grades K-1)
by Creative Teaching Press

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Help beginning readers master over 100 sight words using the unique, hands-on approach in this resource. Step-by-step directions tell how to use the sight words on each reproducible to teach an entire lesson reinforcing sight word recognition, sentence structure, vocabulary development, and higher level comprehension skills.

Retail: $9.99 Our price: $9.49

3. Advertising (Grades 5 – 7)
by Rainbow Horizons Publishing

Every product or service sells better with good advertising. Help your students understand the methods used. The “Just the Facts” section includes notes suitable for hand-outs or on a projection system with a base of information for a variety of assignments. Student task sheets provide simple and fun assignments. The second section is a “Group project” that encourages students to choose assignmentselated to advertising topics that interest them. The groups of 2 or 3 students consult to complete their outline of their ideas and designs. Our Social Studies lesson provides a teacher and student section with a variety of reading passages, activities, crossword, word search and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.

Retail: $11.99 Our price: $11.39

4. Student Workbook/Study Guide: Chains (Grades 5 – 7)
by BMI Educational Services

Containing numerous literary activities such as worksheets and vocabulary games, this Student Workbook/Study Guide is integral to benefiting students with the skills they need to prepare for state standardized tests. Lesson plans can easily be organized from an array of reproducible exercises shaped to enhance critical thinking skills and analytical competency.

Regular Retail: $16.95 Our Price: $16.10
Enhanced Retail: $21.95 Our Price: $20.85

5. Common Core 4 Today (Grades K – 5)
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Common Core Connections: Math is the perfect tool for helping fifth grade students master Common Core math skills. The Common Core Standards for Math in fifth grade focus on three main areas: fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions and developing an understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals, and understanding volume. This resource provides focused practice pages for targeting and reinforcing these and other fifth grade math skills while helping students connect comprehension with knowledge and application. Read more…

Retail: $6.99 Our price: $6.64

6. Systematic Sequential Phonics They Use for Beginning Readers of All Ages (Grades K – 5)
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Help beginning readers of any age learn phonics through Word Wall and Making Words activities! Supports the Four-Blocks Literacy Model.

Regular Retail: $14.99 Our Price: $14.24

 

7. Destiny Quest: A Guide for Educators (Grades 3-12)
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This educator’s guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

Retail: $9.99 Our Price: $9.49

8. Let’s Go Shopping: Practical Money Math (Grades 1-2)
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Here’s everything you need to provide your students with real-life scenarios to learn about money. Age-appropriate activities concentrate on what is fun and interesting for young children, such as a candy store, a flea market, a trip to the beach, role-playing in a grocery store and restaurant setting. Your students will learn the curriculum expectations for money as well as lessons in saving, earning, spending, and fundraising.

Regular Retail: $13.99 Our Price: $13.29
Enhanced Retail: $18.99 Our Price: $18.04

9. Rime Time for Grades K-2: Building Word Families with Letter Tiles
by Primary Concepts

Give students an early reading boost and tap into the power of rimes. Children will practice letter/sound recognition while building, reading, and writing hundreds of words. They will add selected onset tiles (consonants, blends, and digraphs) to common rimes, such as at and en, and blend them together. Watch them discover the huge number of words they can make. With the ake rime alone, they can build 14 words. Use the 70 word-building lessons for individual, whole class, or small group instruction.

Regular Retail: $14.95 Our Price: $14.24

10. Holidays Through the Year: 24 Cross-Ciricular Activities for PreK and Kindergarten
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This book will take care of all your classroom holiday needs! Each of the 24 cross-curricular units covers a traditional holiday, including New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Passover, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and even Kindergarten Day! Reproducibles are included.

Retail: $12.95 Our price: $12.30

Honorable mention section goes too:

Science Experiments with Gravity and Motion
by ABDO Publishing Company
Retail: $18.95 Our Price: $18.00

Geometry: Task Sheets (6-8) by Mary Rosenberg
by Classroom Complete Press
Retail: $8.95 Our Price: $8.50

Daily Math (Canadian Edition) Grades 1-8
by Chalkboard Publishing
Retail: $14.99 Our Price: $14.24
Enhanced: $19.99 Our Price: $18.99
*This is also available in French

Wrap it up!

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Two weeks ago we spoke about how to help prevent learning loss in those hot summer months.  Yet these kids are still yours for the last several weeks of the year.  The kids will be getting that “summer break fever” and keeping them on task can be a challenge.  For our news this week, we have some wonderful materials available that will inspire new ideas for keeping their attention and wrapping up this year of learning.

While there are more than a few titles available in our eStore, we would like to spotlight a series that takes this in hand!

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These two titles are a part of a series called “Voices of Experience” by Portage and Main Press.  This series is a collection of great activities for teachers who want new ideas to re-energize their classroom.  (also great for new teachers, teachers new to a grade level) Each book is organized around four activity based sections: relationships, organization, assessment and reliables. Practical Ideas to Wrap Up the Year grades K – 8 is for the end of the year when you are wrapping things up.

Topics you can expect in these titles are:
Relationships: Yearbook, Good Wishes, Celebration Scripts, Class Songbooks, Remember When, Special Thanks, Leave your Mark and more
Organization: Career Day, Appointments, Construction Challenge, Picture Pass, Have a Ball, Contract time, Hands Down, Brain Breaks and more
Assessment: Can-Do Cards, Sign it, Acronyms, Showtime, Peer Feedback, Comments Only, Portfolio Showing and more

Also apart of this series is “Practical Ideas to Start Up the Year” & “Practical Ideas to Spark Up the Year”

Be sure to check out these wonderful end of the year resources.. as well as all the top quality resources available here at DedicatedTeacher.com

New Titles for April 2015

New Products introduced in April 2015

Carson-Dellosa Publishing – 60 new titles

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New titles in their Classroom Connections series, Evidence-Based Inquiry, Brainy Book and more 

Charlesbridge – 4 new titles

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New fictional title,  Bar Stool Yoya plus new food titles…

Lorenz – 8 new titles

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New titles added to their Ancient Civilizations series and more…

 Gallopade – 11 new titles

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New editions to their Primary Sources series… check them out!

Updated titles by publishers:

(this updates can be price changes, updates to the content or more)

Primary Concepts- updated 31 titles
Dawn Publications- updated 1 title
TimeSavers for Teachers – updated 27 titles

 

Teacher Appreciation Sale

 

TAW-blogWe’re having a SALE to celebrate you as Teachers!

All this week, for this week only, we will be having a sale of up to 50% off selected publishers. And that’s not all, as a Bonus and extra thank you. You can enjoy an extra 5% off your entire order, including all items on sale!

Just use the coupon code: **TAW2015**

Participating Publishers:

*ALL publisher sale prices are pre-marked down.

CSD_150aCarson-Dellosa Publishing – 50% off all products
For over 35 years, Carson-Dellosa Publishing has remained the leading supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents around the world. Founded by two teachers, our company continues its legacy of quality by offering a wide array of products created by experts in education to enhance a child’s learning potential at school and at home. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

cbp_150Charlesbridge Publishing – 25% off all products
Charlesbridge Publishing is an independent publisher of children’s literature. For the past twenty years, we have published nursery rhymes, bedtime stories, novels, biographies, and books about the natural world, history, mathematics, science, and more. We believe that books for children should offer accurate information, promote a positive worldview, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

edi_150_2_1Educational Impressions – 50% off all products
Educational Impressions, Inc. was established in 1983. It publishes workbooks, teacher resources, and bingo games for the primary, intermediate and middles. We have materials for all subject areas, and all of our products are designed to develop higher-level thinking skills. Among our newest edition is a series of State Bingo Games; there is a game for every state in the Union. Many of our eBooks are available as slices. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

lbw001Finding King Onomatopoeia & Other Stories: -by Lee B. Woods — 50% off
A Fun Journey Designed to Help Students Learn the Art and Craft of Writing. Lee Woods has written a book for students who are tired of the same old grammar rules. “Students can learn how to write now, when they are young and searching. We make learning fun for adults, why not students?” Using humor, goofy characters, suspense, dialogue, and language play, Woods gives students 31 episodes and exercises in planning and mechanics that can satisfy core writing standards. His approach has earned the praise of teachers and students nationwide. To see this products, click here or on the logo.

fbp_150Full Blast Productions – 40% off all products
Full Blast Productions publishes quality teaching materials, and you will find in our collection a variety of eBooks for teaching English as a second language.
To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

gal_150Gallopade International – 15 off all products
Gallopade International is a family-owned educational publisher located in Atlanta, Georgia. Gallopade was founded by author Carole Marsh, who remains the creative force behind the children’s books and classroom materials Gallopade produces today. … Providing both core and supplemental materials, Gallopade’s products span multiple subjects for grades K-8, a dynamic digital catalog, and the beloved Carole Marsh Mysteries series To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

iss_150 International Step by Step – 30% off all products
ISSA promotes equal access to quality education and care for all children, especially in the early years of their lives. Established in the Netherlands in 1999, ISSA’s network today stretches across the globe from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, Asia, and the Americas. Through it’s Reading Corner Initiative, International Step by Step is committed to publishing high quality children’s literature written and illustrated by writers and artists in the regions where ISSA works. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

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Primary Concepts – 20% off all products

At Primary Concepts, we believe the early years to be a unique part of a child’s development. Therefore, our products focus on the essentials of the primary curriculum, emphasizing engaging, motivating hands-on learning for academic success. We translate the most up-to-date educational research and best practices – by Reading First, the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Common Core standards… To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

red_150Ready-Ed Publications – 25% off all products
Ready-Ed Publications was established in 1984 with the purpose of creating practical classroom activity student worksheets. … We ensure our eBooks contain comprehensive, thorough activities, which are researched to ensure suitability, and are often designed to utilise technology as a learning tool. Tasks and activities, depending on content, are often open-ended for group work or independent study. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

tst_150TimeSavers for Teachers – 50% off all products
TimesaversForTeachers.com specializes in report card comments/end of year remarks, printable classroom forms, worksheets, spelling activities, practical teacher tools, and downloadable teacher resources that improve classroom management, saving teachers valuable time. Be well organized and a better prepared teacher by using these popular eBooks in your classroom… and have more time for other things in life. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

WalchWalch Education – 10% off their Classics line
Walch Education develops educational materials for middle school, high school, and adult education students. We work closely with educators to develop user-friendly, cost-effective resources that align with state and national standards… In addition to creating customized programs for districts and states, our current focus is developing Common Core resources to help teachers and students transition to the Common Core State Standards. Walch Education is looking forward to fulfilling your requirements for educational materials. To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

wdl_150We Do Listen Foundation – 50% off all products
At the We Do Listen Foundation, our intention is to enable children to enjoy inner peace and communicate in a more effective way. We create entertaining, teacher endorsed educational books, videos, games, and songs. Our award-winning Howard B. Wigglebottom series enables 3-8 year old children to tackle important life lessons.  To read more and see their products, click here or on the logo.

Don’t miss out, be sure to check out each publisher and the amazing products that they offer and save all this week. *ALL publisher sale prices are pre-marked down.