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Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink

Trading Card Creator - ReadWriteThink | Education | Scoop.it
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art | Education | Scoop.it
Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.
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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.
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Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn

Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn | Education | Scoop.it
Rachelle Vallon, Guidance Counselor and Wellness Coordinator at NYC's Quest to Learn school, describes the how the Boss Level design challenge incorporates SEL and 21st century skills.
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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers | Education | Scoop.it
Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find it.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Ways to Create Mapped Timeline Stories | Education | Scoop.it
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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management | Education | Scoop.it
At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments

Free Technology for Teachers: Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments | Education | Scoop.it
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | Education | Scoop.it
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the cscience and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers.
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Education | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who ha
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Setting the Tone from Day One

Setting the Tone from Day One | Education | Scoop.it
Are you having trouble setting the tome of your classroom? Then this video is for you. Learn creative strategies for classroom management that will work from day 1 of the school year.
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8 Great Free Flipped and Blended Learning Teaching Resources

8 Great Free Flipped and Blended Learning Teaching Resources | Education | Scoop.it
8 Great Free Flipped and Blended Learning Teaching Resources. Great Tools for Flipped Teaching/Instruction and the Flipped Classroom
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Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions

Using Musical Notes to Teach Fractions | Education | Scoop.it
Caitlin Esch/KQED By Caitlin Esch Math teachers know that fractions can be hard for the average third-grader. Teachers at a public school in San Bru
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Turning Teacher-Student Roles Upside Down

Turning Teacher-Student Roles Upside Down | Education | Scoop.it
Upside Down Academy By Chris Thompson It’s a typical school day in Oakland, Calif., and Aaliyah is about to show how to solve two-step equations. Circ
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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Education | 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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How to start a reading buddy program- Keen Readers

How to start a reading buddy program- Keen Readers | Education | Scoop.it
A site for young readers and their parents
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Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools

Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools | Education | Scoop.it
Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.
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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment | Education | Scoop.it
New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.
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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.
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Video Games That Are Actually Educational | Von Ryan de Lacy | TheBitBag.com

Video Games That Are Actually Educational | Von Ryan de Lacy | TheBitBag.com | Education | Scoop.it
We are now in the middle of summer, so any talk about education may seem quite unpatriotic. But still, one of the secrets of many successful video games is the fact that they can teach you stuff without you even knowing it. And these games are as enjoyable as they are instructional. Click headline to read about these instructional games--
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25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer

25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer | Education | Scoop.it
In children's books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
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19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - Te@chThought

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - Te@chThought | Education | Scoop.it
"Though I’m not in the classroom this year, I teach English (literature, writing, digital media, etc.) I was recently going through an old folder of reading reflection prompts and forms, and found a reading log that I called a “Self-Guided Reading Response Log” (whatever that means). It’s a few years old, but I remember using it first as a way for students to get “points” in a reading program we were doing at the time. I thought it might be useful to share for the student-centered approach it takes, and its usefulness across content areas (depending on what you want them to analyze). It’s primarily about the craft of writing and elements of style, but 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and several others would work after reading almost anything. And you are reading and writing in your non-ELA classroom, yes?"
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Be a Successful 4th Grade Math Teacher | Angie's Diary

Be a Successful 4th Grade Math Teacher | Angie's Diary | Education | Scoop.it
Being a good 4th grade math teacher can be very easy but it should go beyond teaching. One should ensure that the students actually receive what is taught..
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Mastering the Teaching Game

Mastering the Teaching Game | Education | Scoop.it
After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.
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