Online teacher resources for creating interesting reading lesson plans. Use our library of kids news articles to easily build your own personal online newspaper. Fully customizable and entirely free.
OUR WEBSITES DOGOnews.com - The leading source for current events, news and non-fictional articles for kids and teachers. Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGOnews is rapidly becoming the de-facto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.
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NEWS - Fun and inspiring current events and news from all around the world. Written for and in some cases by children, NEWS keeps our audience abreast of current events around the world. With thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, we are the leading online source of current events for students, teachers and schools.
SITES - A single-stop destination to discover the best and most appropriate websites for kids. Each site is carefully vetted and reviewed before it makes the cut. With hundreds of websites reviewed, SITES is a great resource for kids, parents and teachers.
MAPS - Is fun and interactive way for our younger readers to read news headlines geotagged on a world map. Learn about the world and see where it’s happening.
SMART products are ideal for both whole-class instruction and small group collaboration. Throughout our company’s history, we have encouraged educators to be a “guide on the side” and embrace student-centered learning. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey are doing exciting work around personalized learning and we wanted to share their post with the EDCompass community.
The elementary school version of the college preparatory program emphasizes the idea that all students can go to college.
Richardnell, 8, attends Machado Elementary School in Lake Elsinore, where teachers are using the college preparatory program AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, for the first time this year. The program is designed to help students develop good study habits and a mindset for college, with the hope that it also will boost academic achievement.
In preparation for my mLearnCon 2012 presentation I recorded my presentation. Here is the course description:
Apple recently announced their reinvention of the textbook. With this, they noted a new piece of software that could not only revolutionize the way we think about textbooks, but the way we build interactive mobile material as well. With the newly announced free and easy-to-use iBooks Author, the questions are, “How do we use it?,” “How can we implement this in our mLearning Strategy?,” and “Is it even worth doing?”
Have you done a school or district iPad implementation? Now that all the logistics are somewhat under control, are your teachers struggling with how to effectively utilize iPads in the classroom? Join this webinar to learn how to set your teachers up for success by providing them resources on: - 21st Century Student Assessment using Filmmaking - 21st Century Student Assessment using Animation - 21st Century Student Assessment using Podcasting workshop - Authentic Assessment using iPads
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Brad Flickinger has been an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, as well as director of technology, which gives him a perspective of teaching all ages of students and what it is like at both the classroom and district levels.
In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code — that coding has become cool. Either way you slice it, talented programmers are in demand, and, as a result, there is now a litany of platforms and tutorials that propose to help anyone and everyone become a code-slinger, often from the comfort of their favorite sofa (and browser).
What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top - District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs.
They must know how to fail so they can get back up again and learn from their failure.
As a mechanical engineering professor at Northwestern University, I believe that that's precisely what we should be teaching our students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects: how to fail. Right now, we do not explicitly teach our students how to fail so that they can get right back up. That's in direct conflict with our goal: to prepare students to play competitively upon graduation. If our students are going to stop deadly pandemics, solve the energy crisis, and cure world hunger and poverty, they will have to be prepared to fail, over and over—and more important, they will need to know how to learn from those failures. STEM innovator Albert Einstein recognized that falling is an inevitable part of innovation; he's quoted as having said, "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Another STEM innovator, Marie Curie attributed her success the fact that, as she put it, "I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
Much of what you thought you knew about math class has been turned on its head at Dana Middle School in the Wiseburn School District.
Seventh- and eighth-graders at the west Hawthorne school don't really use textbooks or do much in the way of homework. The teachers rarely spend more than 10 minutes on any given lecture. At the beginning of class, instead of urging kids to quiet down, the teachers try to get them riled up.
"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will assess each other."
So when a student walks into my classroom, I think what their struck with is that I'm not the one that's talking the most in the classroom. There's a lot of voice and choice in the classroom.
For so many years, they would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will self-assess their work and assess each other.
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Another from TeachThought, which is becoming a real go-to site for direct ideas. This one is one mobile learning, and what learning looks like and what if can afford.
Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education highlights the work of ten schools participating in the Proficiency-Based Pathways Project (PBP). Led by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and developed to build broad understanding of the implementation of mastery-based approaches to teaching and learning, the PBP schools profiled in the report are located in rural, suburban, and inner-city regions in New England. You can find out more about the eleven schools at the Competency-based Pathways wiki including resources, links and tools.
For the past several years, new teachers joining the Bartholomew (Ind.) Consolidated School Corporation have been encouraged to watch a video introducing the preferred method of teaching in the district. Rather than highlighting a single approach, however, the video is all about encouraging teachers to use varied ways and materials to present new information and to assess learning, be it aurally through talking iPads, visually through doodles on whiteboards, creatively through art projects and games, or by using old-fashioned pen and paper. That’s because the preferred method of teaching in Bartholomew County is UDL, or Universal Design for Learning.
Prezi, the zooming presentation software that has liberated the world from boring, static presentations, has furthered its mobile reach with today’s launch of a new iPhone app and expanded editing capabilities on the iPad. You can now start your prezi in the cloud, work offline on Prezi Desktop, finish it on the iPad, and show it on the iPhone.
Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce: Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.
This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good.
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