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Businessinsider. Docs · Kaizena · Give Great Feedback. eQuizShow - Free Online Quiz Show Templates. English/Language Arts. Creating Quizzes Using Google Forms. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students. Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions. Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged.

In the beginning stages, you may be doing most of the asking to show your students the types of questions that will lead to higher-level thinking and understanding. 2. Pose a provocative question to build an argument around and help your students break it down. 3. 4. 5. Lively discussions usually involve some degree of differing perspectives. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Educational Hip-Hop. Playlist - Gogol Bordello's "ten greatest duets" feat Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Serge Gainsbourg & more. The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers. It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore.

Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. In case the demise of Google Reader threw your literary Internet browsing into a dark void, here’s a list of 25 book sites to bookmark. The Millions Ten years is a mighty long time in terms of Internet life, but that’s how long The Millions has been kicking out a steady stream of reviews, essays, and links. iAnnotate – Disrupting the Sound of Silence. If you didn’t notice, the iAnnotate app has had a major update. And if you’ve not noticed the iAnnotate app, you need to check it out. It’s a fantastic productivity tool that engages users directly with various text documents.

This is a great tool for teachers to grade written work, and it’s also a great annotation tool for students to markup up texts, assignments, notes, and presentations. iAnnotate lets you annotate PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and image files. Students can share their work with instructors through Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, email, and so on. Conversely, teachers can share documents with students. It’s one thing to share an assignment with students, but imagine sharing a presenation with them that they can annotate as you present it in class. Typically students take notes as the instructor presents content. Why annotate, though? Annotating gives readers a deeper understanding of content. Let’s take a quick look at my four favorite iAnnotate tools.

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Using Google Drive for Online Discussions of Primary Sources. This same information is included at the end of my slideshow on Teaching With Technology and Primary Sources, but I wanted to share it as a separate post as well just in case people had trouble accessing the linked document at the end of the slideshow. One of my favorite ways to use the commenting feature in Google Documents is to host online discussions around a shared article. Doing this isn’t a radical departure from having a classroom discussion about an article that you’ve printed and distributed to your students, but there are some advantages to hosting your discussion in Google Documents. The first advantage is that your students can participate in the discussion from anywhere at any time they are connected to the Internet.

Students absent from your classroom can still participate and can read others’ comments. The second advantage is that your students can have a digital archive of the ideas shared by you and their classmates. 2. 3. 4. How To Cite An App. How To Cite An App in APA Style After seeing the correct way to cite a tweet last year, it brought to mind the need to cite increasingly diverse media forms. No longer books, periodicals, and mere websites, information is becoming increasingly refracted from more nuanced media forms. So it was with great delight that I found out the correct way to cite an iTunes app in APA style, courtesy of a letter from Jeff Hume-Pratuch and Rebecca Raszweski. It includes details on how to cite an app from iTunes. Times they are a’ changin’. “The general format is: Rightsholder, A.

Where “Rightsholder, A. Skyscape. (2010). Hope this helps, Jeff Hume-Pratuch Editorial Supervisor APA Journals (Provided by Rebecca Raszewski, MS, AHIP Assistant Information Services Librarian & Assistant Professor Library of the Health Sciences University of Illinois)” Macbeth: An In depth Analysis. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge. We encourage everyone to continue to “Think, Create and Collaborate,” unleashing the power of technology to teach, share, and inspire. Best wishes, The Oracle Education Foundation. Scientific Writing Web Resource - Duke University.

Few topics engender such heated debates as that of active vs. passive voice. This argument is relevant to writing in general, but I think it's particularly so to scientific writing. Some writers speak out in vehement opposition to passive voice, others claim it should be used liberally. What is one to do? Everyone will have to make his own decision.

As usual, I think the right answer lies somewhere between the extremes. Here's a list of articles I've found over the years that address the debate particular to scientific writing. Articles arguing against the passive Most scientists use passive voice either out of habit or to make themselves seem scholarly, objective or sophisticated. Articles defending or encouraging the passive Arguments for the active To start with, lets consider all the arguments that can be made for the active voice. 1. Active voice is shorter than passive voice (usually only slightly). 2. 3. "The test tube was carefully smelled. " 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Arguments for the passive. DefinitionCharacteristics. Intro materials. Google Docs for Teachers 2012.

Professor Word - Identify SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words on Any Webpage. Free Flash Jeopardy Review Game. The Instant Jeopardy Review Game has been designed and dramatically improved to make it the perfect review game for a wide variety of classroom uses. This tool is a fun and interactive way to review content in your classroom, meeting, conference, or other group setting. The new and improved version of the Jeopardy Review Game includes the following features: Simple insertion of pictures on Question and/or Answer slides Full support for symbols, such as exponents and wingdings style fonts Better support for foreign language Question and/or Answer slides Simpler visual editing process Embed anything in your question slides, even Youtube videos, flash objects, etc. Simple scorekeeping system Works on portable devices such as smartphones, iPad, and iPod Touch! SMART Board Resources.

‎library.thinkquest.org/2888/ Lit & Language Games. ManyBooks.net - Free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone, or eBook. Writing. Word Clouds Cyberman. Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core. I walked in to my first college class, Political Science 101, eager to learn. For my inaugural college assignment, my professor asked the class to read the first three chapters of the textbook for the next class period. That night, I returned to my dorm room, determined to learn everything I could in those three chapters. I pulled out my textbook and highlighter.

Growing up, that is what I always saw the “older kids” using when they read a textbook. However, when I opened my textbook it was unlike anything I had read in high school. I shrugged, pulled out my highlighter and started highlighting. I quickly realized that I had no real game plan for reading this complicated textbook. Flash forward to my first few years of teaching. While this method may have been slightly more effective than what I used that first day of college, it was still too vague and ambiguous for my students. Last fall, I attended an AVID workshop about critical reading strategies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

. · Ask questions. Three Questioning Strategies for Any Lesson. Teachers know—questions play a different role, depending on when they're used. Questions are a way to motivate, set goals, stimulate thinking, convey purpose, and create a positive learning environment. Questions inspire thinking and reflection, allow students to review what they're learning, involve students in evaluating their understanding of implicit and explicit learning, and encourage students to think ahead – to predict, anticipate, problem solve, and identify trends and patterns. Questions prompt students to summarize what they learned, make analogies, reflect, draw conclusions, incorporate new learning with prior learning, and extend learning. In her ASCD Annual Conference session, Sandra Page presented several questioning strategies that can be used at all stages of a lesson: On one side of an index card, students write their name large enough to be seen across the room.

Student sort cards are also useful for getting students to discuss a topic with one another. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. A quick overview of the Hero’s Journey » Jordan McCollum. Planning out a novel? Be sure to join my newsletter for a FREE plotting/revision roadmap, and check out the full series on plotting novels in a free PDF! Over the last two weeks, we’ve looked at two plotting methods. One helped us parse our story into parts, the other helped us grow it from an idea. But a weakness of both is that neither really tells us what kind of events we need in a story—especially in the sagging middle. The Hero’s Journey is based on the universal archetype work of Carl Jung, as applied by Joseph Campbell.

Campbell studied myths, legends and tales from around the world, and observed that most of the stories followed a similar pattern. However, it was Christopher Vogler that applied the Hero’s Journey to writing (and film) technique and story structure in The Writer’s Journey. I first learned about the hero’s journey in high school.

Ahem. The Hero’s Journey The story begins in The Ordinary World. Then comes the Call to Adventure. Normally, the hero isn’t interested. Web English Teacher. Literary Terms.