If you’re like most English Language Arts teachers, you’ve probably reviewed the new informational text requirements and wondered: What books do I choose? And how do I know if I’m even doing this right? Sure, they sound intimidating, but satisfying these new guidelines doesn’t have to be complicated, or mean you have to throw out …
“ It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring games, apps, and websites that teach students great problem solving skills. So many important school, life, and work skills can be taught through games and other engaging tools.”
Via Cindy Rudy
If you are like me, then you’ve spent your fair share of professional development hours sitting…listening…watching…and never really “doing anything” until the break-out session that lasts 15 minutes at the end of a three-hour training. Chances are that training is being done by an educational consultant. Maybe they are good (and there are many good …
Here is a useful list of more than two dozen (and growing) sites that let you easily create interesting quote images. These can be useful for presentations or project-based learning in just about any classroom.
The ‘jobs’ that drive the literature circle have not changed much over the years, but the means of accomplishing those jobs has. I sat in on Tiffani Brown’s presentation on Literature Circles at the CUE Conference. She has infused different web-based applications into the jobs, making them more fun and engaging for the students. Here are some of her suggestions:
Via Mary Reilley Clark
"The main point that I would add here — in a conversation about the common core, close reading, and the integration of technology — is that we, as teachers, can help our students cultivate active reading habits if we teach them how to use these tools efficiently."
Via Mary Reilley Clark
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