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Workshop 1. Creating a Community of Writers In this session, participants explore practical strategies — from desk arrangements to classroom organization to writing routines — that allow young adolescents to share their writing in an atmosphere of trust and safety and to recognize their identities as lifelong writers and readers. Go to this unit.
Ten states got the green light Thursday to pursue school reforms without being tethered to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law. At least 28 more are expected to seek similar approval by the end of the month. Kids will still be tested each year on learning, but the tests will measure how well they are doing against state, not federal, standards. And, states will have more flexibility in deciding what to do about schools with the lowest scores. No Child Left Behind, signed into law in 2002 by President George W. Bush , was meant to improve fundamental skills of students.
Photo by Edwin Stemp By Scott Young Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn. Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times.
Six Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education | Leadership in Distance Education | Scoop.itSix Questions for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation in Distance Education by Connie Reimers-Hild, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and James W. King, Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Winter 2009, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
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Applying critical thinking skills through web research can help students: Improve search skills. Evaluate the information they find.
This list is distinctive as the resources are a) free and b) almost exclusively browser based . The list is also sorted by Blooms , meaning you are able to more easily consider your student outcomes FIRST. There are a few exceptions. A number of resources listed offer ‘pro’ services, but are still particularly useful using the free services they offer. There are a couple of software downloads included. Notably, Jing and Audacity, which are free and powerful products in the classroom and I felt compelled to include them.
This is always one of my favorite year-end lists to do….. You might also be interested in: Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010 The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010 And you might also want to see The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One and The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner . Here are my choices for The Best Videos For Educators In 2011:
YouTube has earned a reputation for featuring brain cell-slaughtering fare such as the truly abysmal Fred and playing host to the some of the most depressingly stupid comments this side of Yahoo! News.
It’s said that there’s nothing new under the sun, but the first time I saw someone levitating a glider, I couldn’t believe it… Ten years later I was building and flying walkalong gliders with my students. And now teacher Slater Harrison shares his Air Surfing Foam Walkalong Glider project on his site, Science Toy Maker . He also has videos about variations on the glider, the history of the experiment , and other easy and more challenging science DIYs. An excellent resource. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web. All educators would be wise to join the conversation.
General Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition. In this recorded online seminar, you will: Hear why other organizations have made the switch Learn how other organizations are using these services Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition Watch Now Customer story
Thursday 17th January, 2008