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Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts

Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of " a-lits-of-articles " containing free resources pertaining to different subject areas. We are intent to provide teachers , no matter what discipline they teach, with an online springboard to help them better search for and find materials and resources relevant to the subject matter he/she is teaching.


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Teaching writing to the tweeting, Facebook generation can be a challenge

Teaching writing to the tweeting, Facebook generation can be a challenge | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

OMG! LOL! BTW! IDK! JK! WT..., well, you get the picture. But, you may be asking, what's the point? As a seventh-grade English teacher, I find myself facing a dilemma that does not have me rolling on the floor laughing (that's ROFL, for the uninitiated): teaching writing to the emoticon generation.
In just a few weeks, seventh-graders across Texas will take their state-mandated writing test. What used to be TAKS is now STAAR, which we've been assured is far more challenging than all previous incarnations. Great. This for kids who remind me daily how much they don't like to write. (That is, when they aren't telling me how much they don't like to read. I know! OMG, right?)

 


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Report Spotlights Revolutionary Use of Technology in Teaching Writing - National Writing Project

Report Spotlights Revolutionary Use of Technology in Teaching Writing - National Writing Project | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

From the website (download report for free)

 

"Sharon J. Washington, executive director of the National Writing Project, said, "The experience of these nine teachers reminds us of the central role they play in true education reform. It's teachers who are the technology drivers, seeking out digital tools, learning them, testing them and finally implementing them successfully in their classrooms. With the benefit of professional development from organizations like the National Writing Project, these pioneers are preparing their students for the digital world."

 

"The teachers featured in the report found that the use of such Web 2.0 tools as blogs, podcasts, wikis, and comics-creating software has heightened students' engagement and enhanced their writing and thinking skills—in all grade levels and across all subjects. Even as these teachers' students gain the skills to live and work in the 21st-century setting, too many times, the report found, their classrooms look like 20th-century models."


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Common Core Classrooms

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Resources and ideas for any common core classroom.  The site is broken down by grade level, for easy sorting.  

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Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts

Great Free Web Resources on Language Arts | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started posting a series of " a-lits-of-articles " containing free resources pertaining to different subject areas. We are intent to provide teachers , no matter what discipline they teach, with an online springboard to help them better search for and find materials and resources relevant to the subject matter he/she is teaching.


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LEGO Launches First Language Arts Solution: StoryStarter - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - edchat, EdTech, engchat

LEGO Launches First Language Arts Solution: StoryStarter - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - edchat, EdTech, engchat | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it
LEGO® Education, which is known for its extensive support in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, plans to launch its first ever LEGO-based solution for Language Arts January 2013.

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Key Shifts of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Key Shifts of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

In this article written for Colorín Colorado, ELL expert Susan Lafond provides an overview of the ways in which Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy differ from the standards that states currently use. She also discusses the ways in which these shifts will impact ELL instruction.

 


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Infographic: What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation?

Infographic: What is the cost of a bad PowerPoint presentation? | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it
How much money is lost every day because of bad presentations? Top 5 annoyances when listening to a bad presentation.

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Google Brings History to Life With Online Exhibitions

Google Brings History to Life With Online Exhibitions | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Now you can learn about 42 important historical events from the last century on your home computer.


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5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Doing to Meet the Common Core State Standards.pdf

An overview that covers:

• Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions
• Focus on Process, Not Just Content
• Create Assignments for Real Audiences and with Real Purpose
• Teach Argument, Not Persuasion
• Increase Text Complexity


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Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template]

Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template] | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an infographic without a designer using PowerPoint.

 

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http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33499/The-Marketer-s-Simple-Guide-to-Creating-Infographics-in-PowerPoint-Template.aspx

 


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The Entire "Google Search Features for Teachers and Students" Guide

The Entire "Google Search Features for Teachers and Students" Guide | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

"As educators Google is the backbone of our online activities. Think of how many times you use it to perform a search whenever you are looking for something. Besides  using it for search queries, it is also used as a dictionary, unit and currency converter, calculator, zip code finder and many more. It is great we have all these options all accessible  from a single platform but do all teachers and students know how to use these and other  features Google has to offer them? Well probably some of you are already familiar with many features in this guide but the majority of our students do not. It is our responsibility to teach them the search skills they will definitely need to survive in the 21st century digital world. Isn’t schooling goal revolves around preparing our students  for tomorrow’s jobs ?........"


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Should schools stop teaching cursive writing? | Articles | Home

Should schools stop teaching cursive writing? | Articles | Home | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

That's what the Kansas State Board of Education is debating, and it raises another question: To what degree is technology making us resistant to mastering basic skills? (Should schools stop teaching cursive writing?


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Common Core Classrooms

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Resources and ideas for any common core classroom.  The site is broken down by grade level, for easy sorting.  

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6 NonFiction Children’s Book Awards–Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | CommonCoreStandards.com

6 NonFiction Children’s Book Awards–Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | CommonCoreStandards.com | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Great place to find quality non-fiction to support the Common Core


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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

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North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction


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Sample Math and Language Arts Performance Task assessments - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Sample Math and Language Arts  Performance Task assessments -  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

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Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY

Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

In order to best assess student learning of the CCLS, the Department has developed new Grade 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests. These new tests will be administered beginning in the spring 2013 and assess only CCLS.

 

In an effort to provide educators with as much support as possible regarding the instructional and assessment shifts necessitated by the Common Core, the Department has prepared 2013 Test Guides for each subject and grade. The Test Guides integrate important instructional and assessment information into a single document and detail how the CCLS in English Language Arts and Mathematics will be measured on the 2013 tests and supplement the other Common Core implementation resources found on EngageNY.


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inklewriter - write interactive stories

inklewriter - write interactive stories | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:38 PM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:36 AM

I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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The Common Core is the “what.” PBL is the “how.”

The Common Core is the “what.” PBL is the “how.” | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

THE VIEW FROM 30,000 FEET | David Ross


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BubblePLY - personalize your videos

BubblePLY - personalize your videos | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

 Make personalized and cool videos for free!

 


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Stripgenerator.com - Comic Creating Community

Stripgenerator.com - Comic Creating Community | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Create and enjoy comic strips with fantastic ease. Join the friendly community, making comics has never been this fun.

No registration required.


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11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos

11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos | 7thGradeTeacher | Scoop.it

Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.


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