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5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!)

5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!) | Elementary Education | Scoop.it

Close reading means starting up close and then pulling back to the larger meaning (words to sentences to full text). Tim Shanahan summarizes it well; he says that close reading “is an intensive analysis of a text in order to come to terms with what it says, how it says it, and what it means.”


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Information about Close Reading

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 15, 2013 2:08 PM

Solid advice.

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It's a quick reminder for teachers to remember when they teach close reading.

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6 Easy Ways to Incorporate Movement into a Blended Learning Classroom - Reasoning Mind

6 Easy Ways to Incorporate Movement into a Blended Learning Classroom - Reasoning Mind | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
You’ve seen the symptoms of a disengaged student: wandering eyes, shifting in the seat, kicking the table leg, disturbing the neighbor. Maybe you remember what it was like to be that student. With scheduled recess time at a historic low... Read More
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Movement ideas when learning -- GoNoodle.com was new to me

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Math Activity Thursday: CCSS.2.NBT.A.1

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Parent's perspective teaching math in 2nd grade

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Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Planning a unit of instruction demands skill and mental exertion -- a fact that is not apparent to parents and legislators who believe that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) tell instructors how
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Unit planning tips - CCSS connections "CCSS is a destination, not a road map."

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6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry

6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
6 Technology-Based Poetry Ideas For Students That Think They Hate Poetry
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Poetry - yes!

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7 Things To Know Before Using Open Educational Resources - Edudemic

7 Things To Know Before Using Open Educational Resources - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Instead of being required to use state money for state-adopted materials like textbooks, Texas school districts can now choose which instructional materials to purchase. Having this option, Amarillo Independent School District chose to shelve textbooks at its Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning and invest in a 1:1 iPad initiative, venturing into the ever-growing world …
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Considering OERs -- great ideas behind these topics.

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A Lesson on the Common Core

A Lesson on the Common Core | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
The state standards have been in the works since 2009 and are now in place at public schools all over the country. But many parents remain confused about what that means.
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Pretty basic description of the Common Core and how it came into being. Interesting that the "math professor" in the picture looks like Edgar Allen Poe. . .

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50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic

50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!), but when you do, a good book recommendation is almost always welcome (trumped only by a good wine/beer/food recommendation!). I always enjoy a good ‘beach read’ when …
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Read, read, read! Read for pleasure, read for learning, and most of all, read because you can!

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A
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Discussion of Bandura's Social Learning as it relates to e-learning.

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http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6939

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Some interesting uses of tech tools

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These Education Quotes Will Motivate You For Heading Back To School - Edudemic

These Education Quotes Will Motivate You For Heading Back To School - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need a little motivation after a break (from anything) to jump back on the bandwagon. The beginning of a new calendar year marks a lot of jumping onto bandwagons for many of us.
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Tablets in classrooms across the state

Tablets in classrooms across the state | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Tablet computers – nimble, multipurpose machines surging in popularity across the country – are finding a home in Indiana classrooms thanks to a state
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Interesting article about Indiana and their use of tablets in classrooms.

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You're Gonna Like It Here. - Imgur

You're Gonna Like It Here. - Imgur | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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It's More Expensive To NOT Educate A Child - Edudemic

It's More Expensive To NOT Educate A Child - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Especially in the United States, and especially when we talk about higher education, high cost is consistently an issue. There are communities all over the world struggle to find the best way to educate their children at a reasonable price.
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It's always about the bottom line. . .

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Blended Learning Tools: Best Uses from Teachers

Blended Learning Tools: Best Uses from Teachers | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
I often talk to teachers about blended learning tools and find out how they use them in their classrooms. Who better than teachers just like you.
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Blended learning ideas for elementary educators - plus a good look at tech possibilities.

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The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Using Screencasts In The Classroom - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Screencasting is getting a lot of attention as a tool for teachers when using the flipped classroom model. Certainly, screencasts are a great tool for teachers to create presentations for their students to view at home. But I think that screencasting is most powerful when it is used as a student creation tool. Screencasts take …
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Teachers AND students use Screencasts -- excellent ideas for classroom use.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are acknowledging and welcoming the relative advantages of social media into the teaching and learning process. From creating school Facebook pages to connecting students with
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Social media ideas in the classroom -- poetry, narrative, etc.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
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"Ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education."

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Google Apps for Education: Tips for Teachers by Teachers (Free eBook)

Google Apps for Education: Tips for Teachers by Teachers (Free eBook) | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
In October of 2013 we launched our first guide to Google Apps for Education: Mastering Google in the Classroom. It's been well received by teachers and administrators alike as a straightforward guide ...
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Tips FOR teachers BY Teachers -- a great resource!

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Digital Learning: You're starting to make me cranky

Digital Learning: You're starting to make me cranky | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
It's been a fun couple of months since the holiday break. I've had the chance to spend time with a variety of folks doing all sorts of cool stuff. A group of us have been struggling to write questi...
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"Asking your kids to use 21st century tools as part of the discipline is no longer optional. In my mind, consciously deciding to not integrate technology as part of your instruction is educational malpractice."

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How To Use The Olympics To Teach Math - Edudemic

How To Use The Olympics To Teach Math - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Want to leverage your students' interest in this year's winter Olympics in class? Here's how!
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Teaching Elementary students about math using Olympics - great ideas on this post!

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40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics

40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics | Elementary Education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 28, 2:34 AM

Great resource!

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This is a comprehensive article that includes 40+ incredibly fun internet-based tools.  


The author writse:  "Some of the animation links ... will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students."  Ultimately, "[e]ducators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. If you want to select from animation that’s already set up for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense."

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A comprehensive list of websites and other resources to aid with teaching students animation and graphics.

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iTeach 1:1: Resources and FREEBIES for Introducing Fractions and ...

iTeach 1:1: Resources and FREEBIES for Introducing Fractions and ... | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Fourth grade is a huge year for fractions and the kids are lacking the conceptual foundations that the CCSS expect them to have at this stage. Obviously, this is to be expected for the next couple years and we will need to take ...
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Great resources for teaching young children fractions outside of the CCSS.

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How To Motivate Your Students After Holiday Break - Edudemic

How To Motivate Your Students After Holiday Break - Edudemic | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
Going back to school after the holidays can be difficult for most students; after a few weeks of relaxing, eating, and drinking, the prospect of diving back into the routine of studying can be hard to take.
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Ideas to get back into the routine after Christmas break -- great ideas!

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Studying World Geography via the iPad

Studying World Geography via the iPad | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
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Some fabulous resources for Geography using iPad.

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Setting Technology Goals for the New Year

Setting Technology Goals for the New Year | Elementary Education | Scoop.it
New Year's Day is traditionally the time when we look back on the past 12 months and make resolutions for the next 12. If you're looking to set a goal for yourself professionally, why not focus on te
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Careful addition of technology seems like a no brainer. This has some good ideas to think about.

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