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Creating and Using Rubrics for Assessment. Tools and Ideas for Creating Your Rubrics.

Creating and Using Rubrics for Assessment

The Internet. BAP Open Source School Curriculum FINAL 1. Join Us - The Better Arguments Project. Helpful Google Meet Resources for Teachers and Educators. Strategies for Assessing Students Remotely. Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into a Freshmen Seminar. To better support our students during their critical transition year for ninth grade, I developed a character education class that incorporates a mentoring program.

Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Into a Freshmen Seminar

The class was developed to assist academically at-risk freshmen intellectually, socially, and emotionally during their transition into high school. Our freshman seminar course was developed after assembling a committee of administrators, teachers, and a parent who researched successful research-based and data-driven mentor/transition programs. Now, during the seventh year of this program, a select group of students are learning critical study skills, organizational skills, and character traits that are vital for academic success. Teaching Resources For Students And Teachers.

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COLLECTION: English/Language Arts. 5 Time-savers for Teachers Using G Suite for Education. Whether it's to indulge our favorite hobbies, to get some chores done around the house (my lawn can stop growing any minute now), or to spend more time on the fun parts of teaching, we all need a little more time. I can't give you more time, but I can help you be more efficient in completing tasks associated with our jobs. If you use G Suite for Education, try the following five time-saving tips. Use a Comment Bank in Google Classroom If you use Google Classroom to give Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets assignments to your students, create and use a comment bank to speed up the process of giving feedback to your students. Teachers' SNS, Free Teaching materials. The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Smithsonian Learning Lab. Ted Gong is a modest man who emits a kindness reminiscent of my own Chinese father.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

He’s also the executive director of the 1882 Foundation and retired Foreign Service officer. On this particular afternoon, he was dressed in comfortable blue flannel—an attempt, I’m sure, to maintain some dignity in Washington, D.C.’s boiling summer heat. Earlier in the day, Ted had contributed some particularly compelling arguments during “Where Policy Meets Personal,” a panel that examined issues of immigration and legal protocols at the 2017 Folklife Festival. 5e Learning cycle. 1 Definition The 5e learning cycle is an instructional design model that defines a learning sequence based on the on the experiential learning philosophy of John Dewey and the experiential learning cycle proposed by David Kolb.

5e Learning cycle

Attributed Roger Bybee of the Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS)[1], the model presents a framework for constructivist learning theories and can be effectively used in teaching science. 2 The model Engage. A Collection of Educational Rubrics for Teachers. ADA Project - An Open Multimedia Mathematics Textbook. ADA Project is a great resource being developed by a mathematics teacher named Sam Powell.

ADA Project - An Open Multimedia Mathematics Textbook

The ADA Project is an open multimedia mathematics textbook that covers everything from basic arithmetic through calculus. When you visit the ADA Project's homescreen you can choose a category then choose a topic. Within each topic you will find a set of sample problems. Each sample problem is accompanied by a link to reveal the answer, the solution, a video about the solution, and a link to a discussion forum. An Excellent Resource to Enhance Students Reading and Writing Skills. CommonLit is a free website that helps students develop advanced reading and writing skills.

An Excellent Resource to Enhance Students Reading and Writing Skills

It serves hundreds of thousands of students in classrooms across the United States. CommonLit gives teachers access to a full free digital curriculum that enables teachers to assign texts to students, score written responses, send real-time feedback and collect analytics on student progress. Its mission is to ensure that all students get access to quality instructional materials. CommonLit has recently released a new feature called text sets. Each text set contains 5-20 individuals lesson resources that share a common topic or historical period. 3 Educational Websites Science Teachers Should Check Out. Below are three interesting science resources selected specifically for elementary teachers.

3 Educational Websites Science Teachers Should Check Out

These websites provide teachers with a wide variety of educational materials to help young kids enjoy science learning. These include lesson plans, video tutorials, animated explanations, presentations, graphic organizers, interactive games and many more. Collection Guides & Bibliographies (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) [A more complete listing of online guides covering other Library of Congress collections is available at the Bibliographies, Research Guides and Finding Aids web page.]

Collection Guides & Bibliographies (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)

African American History African American Sites Benjamin Banneker Booker T. Washington Brown v. Board of Education Civil Rights Dr. Kelly Miller Frederick Douglass Mary Church Terrell Paul Laurence Dunbar Harlem Renaissance Harriet Tubman Rosa Parks Slavery Sojourner Truth W.E.B. TeacherTube. Independent Voices: An Open Access Collection of an Alternative Press. Chronicling America: Search over eleven million newspaper pages between 1789 and 1922. Free Open-Source Curriculum Materials By and For Teachers. Teacher Resources: LOC Classroom Materials.

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.

Teacher Resources: LOC Classroom Materials

Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool. TPS Partners The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources. The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal. Newsela: Instructional Content Platform. National Geographic Education. TPS Teachers Network.

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Discover, Create, Share. Fine Arts TPS PD Activity. Classroom activity ideas? How can we use these cards in the classroom?: TPS Teachers Network. Socratic Seminar - Paideia approach. INDEPENDENT VOICES – Reveal Digital. $1,794,453 Funding Goal Funded: $1,807,941Percentage Pledged/Funded: 100% Number of Backers: 116 Funding End Date: January 31, 2017 You can view the organizations and libraries that have committed funds to Independent Voices here.


The flood-like appearance of an alternative press in the late 1960s expressed the upsurge of dissent and of aspiration of American youth. Feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals and the New Left, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Latinos, and members of the LGBT communities all began to publish newspapers and periodicals. Drawing their inspiration from the successes and failures of the Civil Rights movement and the movement against the Vietnam War, an amorphous but broad movement for radical change splintered. The Collection includes the complete runs of newspapers, magazines and journals drawn from the special collections of source libraries. Independent Voices will move to open access in January 2019. Feminist Series LGBT Series. The library of the future? It's digital.

The National Student Survey and the teaching excellence framework are placing growing emphasis on the learning environment and student experience. But discussions have moved on from thinking about physical spaces. Instead, libraries are putting digital innovation at the top of their lists. Any revamped digital approach to libraries needs to begin by considering how student expectations vary. Educators' Technology - Top 7 Websites for Downloading Lesson Plans. 1- Lesson Plans Center This is one of the popular sections in Teachnology. It features a library of original lesson plans with more than 30,000 lesson plans. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Lesson Plans - LOC. Back to Classroom Materials Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

African American History American History American Indian History American Revolution. Bringing Congress to the Classroom. Understand what you read. SHANTI INTERACTIVE. The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters. Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Free Classroom Lesson Plans and Unit Plans for Teachers. Rap Research Lab: Student Research. Preserving the stories, recollections and voices of Maine. – Just another WordPress site. TeAch-nology Lesson Plans For Teachers: Lesson Center. Lesson Plans & Worksheets for School Teachers.

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