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Ingenious Teaching- It's Just Plain Genius!: Wake Your Class Up with Simulations!

This post describes some of the coolest, easiest simulations for teachers who want to wake their class up.
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Dr. Bobb Darnell - Achievement Strategies, INC.

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MEL-Con

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Home - Bill of Rights Institute

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Access to resources on the Bill of Rights

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PSA Central - Home

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PSA Central, AdCouncil's digital ad delivery platform, is helping you help your community by offering a solution that provides instant access to all current Ad Council PSAs across all media types, including HD TV. Getting PSAs has never been easier.
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This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see

This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
By simplifying gerrymandering we see how problematic it really is.
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.
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Response: Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement'

Response: Ways to Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement' | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Jim Peterson and William & Pérsida Himmele provide practical suggestions on how to get our students participating more in class more of the time.
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Rewordify.com: Understand what you read

Rewordify.com: Understand what you read | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Rewordify.com helps you understand more of what you read, faster. It translates hard English into easier English.
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RubiStar Home

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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Magical Rubric Website

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6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Honor the Learning Process in Your Classroom | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Roughly put, learning is really just a growth in awareness. The transition from not knowing to knowing is part of it, but that's really too simple because it misses all the degrees of knowing and not
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Classroom Strategies | Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12 | AdLit.org

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. Teachers should help students to understand why a strategy is useful, how it is used, and when it is appropriate. The most frequently researched strategies can be applied across content areas; other content-area specific strategies are emerging, and we will include them here in the future.
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DocsTeach

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Access to TONS of primary sources

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Lesson: What is Hip-Hop?

Lesson: What is Hip-Hop? | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
This creative lesson lets 6th to 12th-graders define hip-hop, explore its roots, and think/write/speak about its cultural significance.
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Lesson: What is Hip-Hop?

Lesson: What is Hip-Hop? | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
This creative lesson lets 6th to 12th-graders define hip-hop, explore its roots, and think/write/speak about its cultural significance.
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TodaysMeet

Talk, Listen

TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime.

Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.

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The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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Helpful links for printing out website without the clutter

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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Last week, I was composing a rubric to go along with a writing assignment for my juniors. The assignment, though cleverly disguised as an end-of-unit essay for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is act
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