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Connection trailer.m4v

A student created video to explore the concept of connection in our new unit.

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Rough Edges: Writing Update

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Since I didn't feel up to going to Cross Plains today, I figured I'd better get some good writing done instead. So I wound up doing 4464 words on the current book. Lots of blood and thunder in today's pages.
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EDC essentials: a writer completes his carnival to-do list - Las Vegas Weekly (blog)

EDC essentials: a writer completes his carnival to-do list - Las Vegas Weekly (blog) | Authorship | Scoop.it
EDC essentials: a writer completes his carnival to-do listLas Vegas Weekly (blog)2012 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV on June 8, 2012. RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital.
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How To Create Website Content The Easy Way

How To Create Website Content The Easy Way | Authorship | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what website content you could be creating to spread your message wide on the internet? Or ever been stuck for ideas of how to create volumes of content? Well, we have an answer for you.
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Vicious Imagery: Why writers need holidays from being a 24/7 writer

Vicious Imagery: Why writers need holidays from being a 24/7 writer | Authorship | Scoop.it
Why writers need holidays from being a 24/7 writer. There are writers who talk - even brag - about the fact they write 365 days a year. I applaud their productivity and dedication, but I don't believe that's healthy.
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What are the ingredients of a 'perfect' unit of inquiry?

What are the ingredients of a 'perfect' unit of inquiry? | Authorship | Scoop.it
This contibution regarding planning for inquiry was a discussion that was initiated on the virtual network PYP Threads in May 2009. The following introductory text has been provided by Kathy Epps. A member of the PYP ...

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Life in an Inquiry Driven, Technology Embedded, Connected ...

Life in an Inquiry Driven, Technology Embedded, Connected ... | Authorship | Scoop.it
Whenever we begin a new inquiry unit, research is always involved. We start by sitting in a circle to talk through what we want, and need, to know about slavery in the contemporary world. From there the research begins.

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Writer's Web: Putting Voice into a Paper

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Tips for writers on developing their own voice. Could be used with teens, and adapted for primary kids. 


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Libraries Matter: You Make a Commercial

Libraries Matter: You Make a Commercial | Authorship | Scoop.it

Maybe you're a classroom teacher. You have to teach a unit of inquiry and you just don't have enough resources for content. You need differentiation texts. Maybe I'm a parent. I can't afford to buy an encyclopedia every year.


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Project Based Learning | The Biology Corner

Project Based Learning | The Biology Corner | Authorship | Scoop.it
The term “webquest” also seems a bit dated, because there is so much more out there than just websites, there are apps for your phone, collaborative learning tools, concept maps, and community initiatives, so I've rearranged ...

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Where we are in place and time: The changing seasons | KC

Where we are in place and time: The changing seasons | KC | Authorship | Scoop.it

The children have made connections between how the park changes over time and our unit of inquiry into where we are in place and time. In Japanese culture, the passing of seasons is a significant event and our recognition ...


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Global Words

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"The twelve units of work in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)"
Use the Australian Curriculum:English link on the left of the page to see how the resources link to content descriptors.


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My New Unit Of Inquiry, The HUMAN BODY!!

My New Unit Of Inquiry, The HUMAN BODY!! | Authorship | Scoop.it

Hi readers of my blog, I am going to tell you about my new Unit of Inquiry. The transdisciplinary theme is “Who We Are”. It's about the human body. We're learning how the body goes through different changes through our.


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Amazon.com: EdCamp Santiago: The First Seven Days eBook: Thomas Jerome Baker: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: EdCamp Santiago: Dedicated to all the educators, world-wide, who have participated in an EdCamp. 
Go forth, spread the word to the far corners of the Earth, something is happening. 
There’s something going on, a R(E)volution in teacher professional development. It’s called EdCamp....

A conference, that’s not a conference. An “unconference” is a better term. A new paradigm in teacher professional development, a new, creative, innovative way of staying up to date on what matters most to teachers. As I said, it’s a paradigm shift in teacher professional development. Let me repeat: Paradigm Shift.The First Seven Days eBook: http://www.amazon.com/EdCamp-Santiago-First-Seven-ebook/dp/B007H3JFGI/ref=la_B007G9HJFM_1_3?qid=1336665354&sr=1-3Thomas Jerome Baker: Kindle Store...
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My Word: Writing has become the orphaned "R" - Orlando Sentinel

My Word: Writing has become the orphaned "R" - Orlando Sentinel | Authorship | Scoop.it
My Word: Writing has become the orphaned "R"Orlando SentinelBy Joy Peeler I don't know what the reason will turn out to be regarding the poor results of the writing part of FCAT, but there is something I do know.
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Viewpoint: Reading, writing needs focus - Pensacola Business Journal

Viewpoint: Reading, writing needs focus - Pensacola Business Journal | Authorship | Scoop.it
Viewpoint: Reading, writing needs focusPensacola Business JournalHere in the Panhandle, the past couple of weeks have brought angst over FCAT scores in writing, reading and math.
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Writer's Block - Write Me a Letter

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If you could have any fictional character write you a letter, who would it be and why? For a bonus, what would the letter say? First question listed was submitted by [info] drifterskip. (Follow-up questions, if any, may have been ...
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21st November 2011

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Unit of Inquiry – We have now commenced our new Unit of Inquiry on Where We Are In Place and Time. Please click the Programme Overview tab above for an outline of the unit. We started the week with a visit to the Hong ...

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The Exhibition as a reflection of school ethos

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We had experimented with students creating their own central ideas and lines of inquiry in previous units, as well as even students designing their own assessments to assess their understanding of the big ideas.

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PYP PE: A Student Driven Summative Assessment Task for Net Games (Grade 4)

PYP PE: A Student Driven Summative Assessment Task for Net Games (Grade 4) | Authorship | Scoop.it

To allow for more inquiry and creativity, I opted to have one of the grade 4 classes, in groups, come up with their own net game as a summative assessment task in PE. Important criteria for their...


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Stonehenge - fantastic @SlideRocket presentation with audio

Stonehenge - fantastic @SlideRocket presentation with audio | Authorship | Scoop.it

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What is Your Trash Attitude?

What is Your Trash Attitude? | Authorship | Scoop.it

We've been really getting into our new Unit of Inquiry about Waste Management. As with most inquires we do, we're following an inquiry cycle like the one described below. For “Tuning In” we've been watching a show called ...


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An Inquiry Into Where We Are in Place and Time | Inquire Within

An Inquiry Into Where We Are in Place and Time | Inquire Within | Authorship | Scoop.it
Often we do not but for this particular unit we decided that we would unpack the central idea with the children as the central idea would provide a framework for the inquiry and give the children a reference point.

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Shots of the supermoon from around the world

Shots of the supermoon from around the world | Authorship | Scoop.it

USA TODAY Photos...


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Planning for learning… « What Ed Said

Planning for learning… « What Ed Said | Authorship | Scoop.it

The PYP unit of inquiry planner in Managebac simplifies the planning process. Everyone loves the ease of use. We can pull up the definitions of the concepts to help choose the lens for our inquiry and we can access the ...


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