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Using Wikis in Schools and Classrooms

From the VEA production "Learning with Wikis and Blogs". Purchase your full copy at www.VEA.com.au and subscribe to this channel to easily view more educatio...
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50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom | Smart Teaching

The ultimate online resource for current teachers and aspiring educators. (#MSL4206 Tips how to use wiki in the classroom.
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Collaboration with Google Docs in the classroom

Two year 4 students from Winters Flat Primary School explain how they write, collaborate, receive feedback and share using Google Docs, one of the key commun...
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Considering Mentor Texts: Teachers as Explorers and Creators

Considering Mentor Texts: Teachers as Explorers and Creators | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it

Kevin Hodgson's thoughts on development and sharing of mentor texts by teachers for students, particularly in the English classroom. Kevin focuses here on mentor texts in stop-motion animation and video game design, reflecting on their purposes and uses.

 

Don't miss his links at the bottom of the entry that take readers to other bloggers who write about mentor texts and digital compostion -JL


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Jeff Anderson: 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

In his new book 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writi...
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Nik's QuickShout: Teaching Grammar Through Songs

Nik's QuickShout: Teaching Grammar Through Songs | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it

I have to admit that I find teaching grammar a bit on the boring side and finding good examples of grammatical structures in interesting authentic text can be quite time


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Teaching Grammar | huffenglish.com

Grammar is a thorny issue in English/language arts. Many teachers, including myself, were probably taught grammar in some isolation from composition. I remember well the old Warriner's grammar books. Those books have ...
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Oral Presentations -- Classroom Workshop

A fear of public speaking and lack of preparation often hinder students from giving an effective oral presentation. This workshop covers the process of prepa...
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ClassDojo

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Check out @ClassDojo - the 100% FREE realtime behavior management tool for your classroom: http://t.co/44iCaEZWE4 #edtech
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Teaching Grammar in Today's Classroom—Part 2

2008 TESOL Panel: Teaching Grammar in Today's Classroom—Questions and Answers about Grammar Teaching Pearson Education.
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Writing about reading: offering students choice in reading responses

Writing about reading: offering students choice in reading responses | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
When I first began teaching, Nancie Atwell’s In The Middle was my go to PD book for all things to do with reading and writing workshop.  I modeled so many of my teaching… Read More →

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Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books in the Classic Literature ...

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books in the Classic Literature ... | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
I didn't know how else to put it, but "Classic Literature" pretty much covers the genre I want to explore in this post. English has always been my favorite subject, and I was the student who always read the assigned books.
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Author Talk Videos

Author Talk Videos | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
Scholastic Professional Author TalkAbout video interviews feature expert authors as they answer questions on important issues in education-from reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction to topics of special interest to literacy leaders.

 

Nancie Atwell

Jim Burke

Ruth Culham

Barry Lane

 

...and many more!


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The Power of Using Mentor Texts and Being a Writing Mentor for our Students

This clip explains the power of using mentor texts within our writers workshop and discusses how teachers can be students writing mentors in simple, yet powe...
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This video explains the importance of using mentor texts to assist students within the writing unit. 

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Wikis & Dialogical Classrooms - Bob Fecho

Innovation 20/20 Presents: Bob Fecho Professor, Dept. of Language and Literacy Education UGA College of Education Wikis and Dialogical Classrooms -----------...
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Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts

Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
Access to this resource has been provided by the National Council of Teachers of English, an NCLE Stakeholder Organization. (RT @NCLE: Writing Workshop Meets Critical Media Literacy: Using Magazines and Movies as Mentor Texts.

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Writing with Mentors: Why Teach with Mentor Texts?

When learning how to write well, there is nothing more powerful than examining the work of the writers we admire. Real writers need mentors -- those writers ...
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Comment: Grammar matters and should be taught - differently - SBS (blog)

Comment: Grammar matters and should be taught - differently - SBS (blog) | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
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We need to bring back teaching grammar, but not how it used to be. Shutterstock.
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Teaching English the Fun Way: The Game

This game style of teaching grammar allows all students to be active and participate equally in the class. All students, no matter their level of English can...
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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Students learn better grammar from physically writing and reading. Learning can only take one so far. Having students write different essays and read different novels increase their knowledge in literacy. 

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Flipped Classroom oral presentation

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Can teaching grammar benefit reading comprehension? | Reading ...

Can teaching grammar benefit reading comprehension? | Reading ... | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
Specific methods for teaching grammar appear to have an effect on comprehension. Strategies that teach sentence combining, a longtime favorite within the special education literature, appears to help students understand ...
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English Education - National Council of Teachers of English

English Education - National Council of Teachers of English | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
English Education is published by the Conference on English Education (CEE), and serves as a forum for discussion of issues related to the nature of our discipline and the education and development of English teachers at all levels, primarily ...
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Hunger Games Lessons: Do You Teach the Classics?

Hunger Games Lessons: Do You Teach the Classics? | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
Teaching Classic Literature vs. Contemporary Literature

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Education Week: The Case for Literature

Education Week: The Case for Literature | English Education in the Secondary Classroom | Scoop.it
Common standards should not take the joy and power of book reading away from students, Nancie Atwell writes.

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