by Joel McIntosh Recently, we began our Common Core State Standards alignment project. Basically, we asked content experts to review our materials and record the instances where our materials "align" with the standards.
A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.
High school teacher uses 1-3-6 protocol to facilitate collaboration. 2 mins. Part of a new editorial partnership, this page features a weekly selection from the Teaching Channel, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality videos on inspiring and effective teaching practices.
As your students look around their classroom environment, does a visually stimulating array of primary sources surround them? As a teacher, you can saturate your classroom with primary sources to promote critical thinking and inquiry.
"Thinking about using Twitter with your students ? The visual below is one of the best guide I have come across online. The graphic is created by Langwitches and provides a cognitive incentive for those reluctant teachers out there to start using social media with their students and particularly Twitter."
Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.
Cindy Riley Klages's insight:
I esp. like tip number five. As with close reading, we need to teach students how to watch videos--closely and purposefully. I think, too, that it goes without saying that the educator needs to watch it closely before assigning it.