Presented at ISTE 2012 The Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) promised a rich learning experience, but the reality of classroom use has, by in large, not lived (A Better Interactive Whiteboard: an iPad and the Apple TV http://t.co/HxvADKo8...
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Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.
"While identifying readability can be useful when evaluating textbooks, guided reading texts, or other teaching materials, selecting books for classroom instruction and recommending books for independent reading are two different processes."
Field trips can be amazing learning experiences. They provide students with the opportunity to actively participate in education, offering learning possibilities that aren't readily available in the classroom.
I like this ELA Common Core website published by North Carolina Public Schools because besides displaying the anchor standards, it's easy to see the increase in difficulty as students move to the next grade level. It covers all ELA standards, K-12. Bookmark this to use later; it's a lot easier than flipping through the PDF doc.
"For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read. And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more."
Data mining is creeping into every aspect of student life—classrooms, advising, socializing. Now it’s hitting textbooks, too.CourseSmart, which sells digital versions of textbooks by big publishers, announced on Wednesday a new tool to help professors and others measure students’ engagement with electronic course materials.
Long-term projects make it possible to personalize learning, achieve more active involvement by students in shaping their education, and enable more authentic assessment of what students have actually learned.
These children's book awards will help you find great reads among nonfiction, informational books for kids: Orbis Pictus from NCTE, Siebert from ALA, Golden Kite from SCBWI and IRA awards and ALA Notables NSTA Outstanding Science Books, NCSS Notables.