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Writing Prompt for Groundhog Day

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Free writing prompt to use in February or anytime.

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Pop Classics: Top Five Random References to Julius Caesar

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The ancient world is going to randomly throw something Classical into the mix, chances are high they'll be bunging in a reference to Caesar. So, to commemorate (or celebrate, depending on your ancient Roman political persuasion) the two thousand and fifty-sixth anniversary of his death, I've collected some of my personal favourite random references to Julius Caesar from all over pop culture.


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Teachers Are Heroes Sale on TeachersPayTeachers

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Teachers are Heroes: TeachersPayTeachers Site-Wide Sale to Show Teachers Appreciation
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Extended through today!

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Teachers With Apps

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Teachers With Apps | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
RT @TeachersApps: Why aren't schools teaching kids how to SEARCH the net? @edutopia
http://t.co/BNFzHYhr0t #edtech #edreform #literacy htt…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:47 PM

Research, search, and inquiry are different processes. They are each important and overlap, but are still distinct. Research moves knowledge along. Searching is looking for information. Inquiry is posing questions.

 

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New Books for Teens (and Adults!)

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New books for teens (and adults) - 21 hot titles right now
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Short reviews on some of the hottest new titles of 2014. Get gift ideas or ideas for building your classroom library.

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How online learning prepares teens for higher education - Forum:Blog

How online learning prepares teens for higher education - Forum:Blog | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
There is a growing belief that online learning might offer all students distinct experiences that prepare them for higher education, writes Martin Oliver.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 10, 2014 6:12 PM

Online learning REQUIRES some discipline. It also requires strong writing skills so that when students participate in any online forums, they can express themselves with clarity and coherence. I LOVE that online learning gives students time to think through their answers, to return to a topic with additional thoughts and discernment. I LOVE that online learning can teach students that this thing we call learning is ever on-going.

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Halloween Wordsearch Activity & Writing Prompts

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Free Halloween Wordsearch Activity & Writing Prompts


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FREE: Halloween Wordsearch Activity & Writing Prompts

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 26, 2014 10:23 AM

"Want a challenging Halloween activity for your middle or high school students? Need ideas for fun activities? Download my free Halloween-themed word search. Includes answer key and several writing prompts and ideas to use in your secondary classroom. 

Warning: the word find is difficult. It may take your students a long time to complete and drive them insane. This is how I get back at them when they are being difficult. heehee...just kidding."

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To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Guided KWL Activity

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FREE - To Kill a Mockingbird Introduction Guided KWL Anticipatory Activity Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for speaking and listening, reading,
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Great way to get students interested in reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Free digital download.

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Nonfiction Reading Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8

Nonfiction Reading Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8 | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

Nonfiction Reading Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8:  43 graphic organizers to use with ANY nonfiction or informational text: articles, textbook, speech transcripts, etc

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Designed specifically for the content-area teacher who wants easy-to-use graphic organizers for chapter responses, article reviews, historical document analysis, evaluating sources, speech analysis, etc.

 

This only contains the organizers for NONFICTION sources. It's also designed for the teacher who does NOT teach the Common Core, but still wants to practice essential skills. The skills are listed on each page, but it does not contain anything tying it to the Common Core. 

 

If you wish to have the organizers WITH the Core standards alignment on each page, see the product description for the link. 

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Elementary vs. High School Teachers: Who has the tougher job?

Elementary vs. High School Teachers: Who has the tougher job? | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
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Middle school teachers already have the toughest job dealing with all those adolescent hormones. Agreed? But who wins between elementary and high school teachers? Here's my humorous look at the two extremes in the teaching world.

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Back to School Sale: Secondary Teachers Blast From the Past Yearbook

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Secondary teachers yearbook: Back to school savings on TeachersPayTeachers
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Common Core Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers | EDSITEment

Common Core Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers | EDSITEment | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
This list of EDSITEment resources includes lessons, websites, interactives, and featured articles aligned to the ELA, Common Core State Standards text exemplars. The CCSS exemplars are sample texts intended to guide educators as they thoughtfully select fiction and nonfiction texts to use as vehicles for teaching the Common Core. EDSITEment resources help unlock those authors’ stories, dramatic works, poetry, and informational texts. The list of exemplars with aligned EDSITEment resources is divided by grade levels: 6 – 8; 9 – 10; and 11 – College and Career Readiness.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 19, 2014 10:12 AM

Some good resources here for anyone who will be using the Appendix B text exemplars. They look a little less...dowdy with the supplementary info provided by EDSITEment.

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 8, 2014 8:30 PM

This post contains a lengthy video on how to set up  Google  Classroom due out in September.

Jacqueline Hanlon's curator insight, July 9, 2014 10:31 PM

The Doc is in

Benita Soto Carlton's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:27 AM

learning about google great info

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten
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Our #1 priority should be combating poverty and getting aid to those children/families who need it the most. Imagine how much they could learn if they weren't worrying about where their next meal might come from or where they will be sleeping at night.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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ACT Reading Strategies Test Prep FREE

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Free ACT Reading Passages Strategies and Tips Powerpoint This Powerpoint presentation can be used to help prepare your sophomores and juniors for the ACT
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Reading Strategies & Tips: Share this powerpoint with your sophomores and juniors to prepare for the ACT reading test.

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Gifts for the Book Nerd, English Teacher, Bibliophile, Librarian, or Grammar Nazi

Gifts for the Book Nerd, English Teacher, Bibliophile, Librarian, or Grammar Nazi | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for book lover, book nerd, English teacher, bibliophile, librarian, or grammar Nazi in your life.
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If you have a hard time figuring out what to buy the book lover in your life (because she/he seems to have every book imaginable already), this guide is for you! Here's a list of alternative gifts that every book nerd would love to receive. 

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Nonfiction Articles

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Nonfiction articles to use in your English language arts (ELA), social studies, or current issues class. Appropriate for teenagers and young adults.
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Here's a collection of nonfiction articles that are appealing to teenagers and young adults; are at the appropriate reading levels; and offer material for great class discussions. Use in English language arts, social studies, and/or current issues classes.

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Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Publishing Student Work

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Publishing Student Work: The benefits of publishing student work and how to do it.
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Banned Books Week

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Pins about Banned Books Week hand-picked by Pinner Tracee Orman | See more about banned books week, banned books display and book challenge.
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Entire pin board of links for celebrating Banned Books Week.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, September 23, 2014 8:07 AM

Share these sites with students to raise awareness of censorship in our schools and libraries.

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Decorating Your Secondary Classroom {18 Things to Consider}

Decorating Your Secondary Classroom {18 Things to Consider} | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Secondary Classrooms: 18 Things to Consider When Decorating
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How do you decorate your classroom? How do students interact with what you have posted? Read on for 18 things to consider when decorating your secondary classroom.

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Reading Nonfiction & Fiction Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8

Reading Nonfiction & Fiction Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8 | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it

Reading Nonfiction & Fiction Graphic Organizers Grades 6, 7, 8:  95 graphic organizers to use with ANY text: articles, speech transcripts, historical

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Are you in a state (or country) that ISN'T using the Common Core standards? I just posted my reading graphic organizers (covers both fiction and nonfiction texts) WITHOUT the Common Core Standards. Each page still describes the skill being practiced, so you can align them easily with your own curriculum standards. See the description for all the reading skills practiced.

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Interactive Notebook Examples and Templates

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Interactive notebook activities for secondary students (grades 6-12)
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Lots of examples for middle and high school teachers looking to incorporate interactive notebooks into their curriculum. (Many for the Common Core teachers, too.)

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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer of the Expeditionary Learning schools, opens his portfolio of student work to demonstrate the immediate and longterm benefits of deeper learning.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 16, 2014 11:06 AM

Project based learning is nothing new, but given the turnaround in teachers, it may be new to some. This is a valuable article.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Des...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:58 AM

This is an old article that I'd Scooped previously, but wanted to move:)  

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Top TpT Teacher-Authors Look Back to Move Ahead - Teachers Pay Teachers

Top TpT Teacher-Authors Look Back to Move Ahead - Teachers Pay Teachers | Resources for Teachers | Scoop.it
Deanna Jump, Rachel Lynette, Tracee Orman, and other Top TpT Teacher-Authors reflect on this school year and set goals for next.
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