My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
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My K-12 Ed Tech Edition
Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary -

21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters? 

 In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing. Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive lite
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Vocabulary Acquisition: explicit vs. implicit

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Vocab! Vocab! Vocab! The new Common Core Standards have incorporated a new component labeled, "Vocabulary Acquisition and Use." Although many of us have been diligent in the past to teach vocabulary, we now have specific standards that we are being held accountable for. The writers of the Common Core wanted vocabulary expansion to become second nature to teachers and students through grasping and retaining words and comprehending text.


We find that through incremental, repeated exposure in a variety of contexts to the words they are trying to learn, we have an opportunity to create a new dimension of word ownership for our kiddos … the key words being "repeated exposure." When we are giving students multiple opportunities for exposure to vocabulary words two things should come to mind: the types of words we are teaching and how we are teaching them.

Deb Gardner's insight:

Article includes several useful links!

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Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools

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Reading more text exposes students to more words and phrases. Students learn vocabulary in multiple contexts through multiple connections. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word's meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts (Common Core Appendix A).
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3 Vocabulary Apps For SAT Takers And Lifelong Learners - Edudemic

3 Vocabulary Apps For SAT Takers And Lifelong Learners - Edudemic | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Taking the SAT? Want to improve your vocabulary before a dinner party? Just love to learn? These are a few of our favorite vocabulary apps to know about.
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