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Creating Character Blogs

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice In this lesson, students view examples of appealing blogs, learn the basic elements of blog creation, and then create a blog from the perspective of a fictional character.

Back to top Character Blog Requirements: This handout explains the requirements for creating character blogs. Leu, D.J., Jr., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J., & Cammack, D.W. (2004). ActivTips. Welcome to ActivTips!


Here you'll find short video tutorials on how to complete a variety of functions in ActivInspire, from creating containers to working with Magic Ink. Watch the ActivTips video here, or download it to your iPod by subscribing to our podcast. After the video, be sure to download the associated flipchart so you can practice your newly acquired skills. Simply do a keyword search for ActivTips in the Resources section and you'll see a listing of all the ActivTips flipcharts available for free download. Download your flipchart, and you've got a handy supplement to your video! Subject Area: Training Materials. Promethean Level 1 Core Essentials. Microsoft, Google & Prezi. Student Portfolios via Kidblog. Blogging with Middle Schoolers: Frontloading and First Steps. So I just finished introducing blogging to my middle school classes.

Blogging with Middle Schoolers: Frontloading and First Steps

They are hooked, as each year before them was hooked. I use it as a substitute for Reading Logs, that dreaded love-of-reading killer which causes eye rolls in many a Language Arts class. Rather than simply log the quantity of books, perhaps embellishing with a short summary or bibliographical entry, I have them discuss quality. The discussions are rich, organic, and run themselves.

All I needed to do was have the patience to set it up right. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The ASSURE Model. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools. Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology. I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board.

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today. " I leaned over to my husband, Brad Flickinger, an "unconference expert," and whispered that I'd love to learn more about educating teachers about technology. He told me to go up and write it down.

Fifteen minutes later after the milling crowds of educators thinned out from around the poster boards, I saw my idea surrounded by checkmarks. I gulped! I was here to learn from others -- not lead a session -- but I jumped into the deep end of the pool of unconferencing. What Did I Share? 1) Show, don't tell. 2) Teach with TV. 3) Be "liked. " The Teacher's Theory: KidBlog Lesson Plans: Setting it up in your classroom the first few days. I am NOT affiliated with KIDBLOG.

The Teacher's Theory: KidBlog Lesson Plans: Setting it up in your classroom the first few days.

My goal here is to support classroom teachers with setting up KidBlog as a communication tool in their classrooms. Welcome to KidBlog Support:IntroductionPre-activityCommunicating EffectivelyCommunicating in MathGuidelinesLinks to samples and support tools Day 1: Introduce Blogging: KWL Instructional Plan: Materials: KWL, Short picture book story with a theme about writing or staying on task 5 minutes Settle students in their regular listening spots (wherever you usually read to them). Day 2: Instructional Plan Lesson 2: Learning how to Log into our class blog ISTE NETS*S Standard 6a: Students demonstrate an understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.