Concept mapping and mind mapping are powerful graphic organizers, strategies for organizing and representing knowledge. They were developed during the seventies.The terms may seem to be interchangeable, but there are some differences in the way they are created and used.
"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."
We JUST started a Book Blog in my classes. We're using Kidblog, so all students can start their own blog, if they want to. I have invited students to start their own blogs, and some ideas include: Favorite Passages, Riddles/Brainteasers, Science & Math Breakthroughs.
Too excited for this weekend's Saturday workshop “Writing for Children,” I thought I'd take a peek at the lesson plan and share a few goodies: Read books—the classics you grew up reading and new books your kids and ...
Group brainstorming and decision software made easy. Discover why this is the best brainstorming and group decision making software for group mapping!
GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants. It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.
Into the Book focuses on eight reading comprehension strategies for grades 1-4. Kids area has interactive activities for each strategy, teacher area features teacher guides, lesson plans, posters, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.
Wishing you had a fun, fast and creative writing activity for your students? Then Phrase.it just might be it! This “cool tool” is a free online image editor which allows users to add cartoon style speech and/or thought bubbles to images.
Peter Gutierrez: "In the first part of my conversation with Tyler Weaver we discussed the many benefits of teaching with, and making, comics as well as the role of the school librarian when it comes to transmedia… here we get a bit more specific in terms of the issues involved."