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Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Web 2013

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This morning at NCTIES 2013 I gave an updated version of my Best of the Web presentation. As promised to everyone in the room, I've uploaded the slides to Slideshare. You can view them on Slideshare or view them below.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 10, 2013 6:59 AM

Richard Byrne is one of my fave bloggers that I faithfully follow using Google Reader. I've learned so much from him!

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Teach with Picture Books

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Provides educators with resources and recommendations for using picture books with upper elementary and middle school students.

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 13, 2013 10:52 AM
Obviously picture books shouldn't be used exclusively (or even primarily), however some of the higher Lexile picture books can be a good resource for teachers (even in grades 4-8) that are trying to build background knowledge on a topic or looking for a short text to probe and analyze closely with students.
This blog post doesn't include Lexiles, but in doing some checking many of the recommendations are higher-Lexile texts with vivid illustrations.
Consider using clustered texts as the framework for a good unit focused on RL.5.9 (Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics).  

Thanks to Ted for the resource recommendation!