# School and Education

### Social Studies

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Casey can run backwards or forwards, and can also face left (the negative direction) or right (positive). Knowing that ++ or −− make a positive, and +− or −+ make a negative (read How to Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers) see if you can help Casey reach the finish line. Mark a number line on the ground (using tape or chalk) just like above. Then throw a die to decide distance, like this (you can put stickers on the die to make it easier): Activity: Geodesic Dome Handout. Activities Index | Handout | Educator Ideas What's the strongest dome you can build out of newspaper?

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Their inherited traits are what make their physical appearance so similar. An inherited trait is a particular genetically determined characteristic that distinguishes a person. The traits of children are determined by the traits that are passed on from their parents. Squares and Square Roots. First learn about Squares, then Square Roots are easy.

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How I Know My Students Are Reading at Home. Image from etsy I remember the reading logs well, my brothers hastily whipping them out Sunday night asking my mom to sign off that they had read x number of minutes.

My mother never checked, she did not want to be the reading police, after all, she knew my brothers read. She didn’t care how many minutes or which book, all that mattered was that at some point their eyes met something to read. 651161586.jpg (912×1531) TeachThought - Learn better. The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words. The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words by Terry Heick I’m afraid teaching is indeed a kind of rocket science.

It really is. In a recent post called “How A Good Teacher Becomes Great,” I more than hinted at this, outlining just a few of the daily–and complex–tasks teachers perform every day in the classroom: “Good teachers use data to drive instruction, know the ins and outs of their curriculum, have refined assessments over and over until they measure depth of content knowledge and not procedural knowledge or some crazy game of remember what the teacher said, or guess what the teacher’s thinking. Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers.

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc.

Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments. In fact, most of them are alternatives to homework altogether, including group brainstorming, modeling/think-alouds, or even the iconic pop-quiz. Emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations. Doctopus - Google Sheets add-on. Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, An Add-on for Google Docs.

Classroom teachers spend most of the day chasing after students and the rest of their afternoons and evenings chasing after paper.

Time and again educators lament not having personal assistants like many of their similarly-educated colleagues. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who could make your copies, distribute papers and help you with grading? Well, it turns out that there is, in the form of a Google Add-on called Doctopus. Doctopus is truly the educator’s virtual personal assistant. Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary. How and why to use whom in a sentence. Ten-day free trial copies of Editor. Gunning fog index. In linguistics, the Gunning fog index measures the readability of English writing.

The index estimates the years of formal education needed to understand the text on a first reading. A fog index of 12 requires the reading level of a U.S. high school senior (around 18 years old). The test was developed by Robert Gunning, an American businessman, in 1952.[1] The fog index is commonly used to confirm that text can be read easily by the intended audience. A Better Way to Say Sorry. March 30, 2014 This post is part of my series on How to Shape Children’s Behavior.

“Say sorry to your brother.” “But he’s the one who–” “Say it!” You insist, an edge of warning in your voice. Why can I flick an ant off my kitchen counter and it doesn't sustain any (visible) injuries? : askscience. The World Religions Tree - Infographics. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Outline Maps for continents, countries, islands states and more - test maps and answers. 5 Chrome Apps and Extensions to Help ESL Learners.

Last week in Stockholm, I attended the Google summit and it blew my mind. Although I’m still in beta shock and am coming to terms of how I will reinvent my practice with what I learned, there were some immediate take aways with apps and extensions to the chrome browser. Although these are for general use, I can’t help but think of how useful these would be to my students who are learning English as a second language. All of these are either shown by an icon on your task-bar or cataloged under your chrome app launcher. 1.

Announcify App that allows any website to be read to the viewer. 2. This app works very much like Announcify but instead of having the entire article read, the viewer can merely select sentences or paragraphs with which they are having difficulty. 3. From Text To Speech - Free online TTS service. Place-based Geography Videos. Ba Ba Dum. Check English Grammar and Spelling. Free Online Grammar, Style, Plagiarism and Spell Checker. Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More.

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aMap - have an argument with friends! Argument mapping, critical thinking and all thing's argumentative! The 5 E Learning Cycle Model. Priming the Pump: Peter Elbow's prompts to help students explore topics, objects, places, issues Questions to help a student write about someone s/he has studied or read about: · Describe _ as an ordinary person. · What was/is special or unique about _ ? · Imagine _ were the opposite sex: describe the life s/he would have lived. · What if _ had lived in a different era, such as _ : describe the life s/he would have lived. Cards: European Countries. 10 The Size and Distance of the Planets - At Home Astronomy. "Solve for X Calculator" - Free Mathematics Widget.

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Writing a Reference Letter (With Examples) Online Speaking and Listening Exercises. How to Differentiate Between Mitosis and Meiosis: 15 Steps. Edit Article DefinitionsScientific Processes Edited by UmmuMusab, Eric, qam, Sushilover and 16 others Every student who has taken a biology class has come across both mitosis and meiosis. Unfortunately, there are not many textbooks that explain the differences between these two cell cycles in a brief, easy to understand manner. This article will give a brief guide on how to remember the differences for these two cycles. Ad Steps. Week in Pictures - Award Winning Photo Journalism from Around the World - Watch this Week in News - MSNBC.com.

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