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8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius | Language Arts Grade 8 |
Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. Setting expectations for your classroom. Lesson planning. Community building. Figuring out how to …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
James I.'s curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:57 PM

Get kids engaged and build relationships

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:55 AM

8 Back to school activities!

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Language Arts Grade 8 |
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Patricia Sarles, Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin, Nancy Ruth
Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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50 Favourite Websites for the Middle Grades

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:09 PM

There are some great ideas here with short descriptions - from apps to websites to Twitter handles to group blogs. The whole document has been uploaded here  :)