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.
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.
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.
Professor Word is a promising new service that should help students learn new SAT and ACT vocabulary words. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. When you're reading a webpage click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly identify SAT and ACT vocabulary words on that page. You can also use Professor Word to get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage. To get a definition just highlight the word a small dialogue box containing the definition will appear. Applications for Education Professor Word could be a great little tool for students to use to not only read definitions, but to also see SAT and ACT words used in "real world" context.
Flash Jeopardy was designed by a teacher for use in the classroom as a SmartBoard review game. This site has all of the tools needed to create a Jeopardy review game, download your game for free, and play jeopardy in your classroom. You can also play Flash Jeopardy online.
9-12th Grade SOL Resources – A variety of Smart board resources that are aligned with the “Standards of Learning” in the United States that was created by Mr. Hostetter, a teacher in Virginia; there are materials for English, History, Science, Math, Spanish, and Geography. BBC English Interactives – Numerous flash interactive learning tools to use on interactive white boards. BGFL Interactive Activities – Several interactive whiteboard activities for elementary and secondary in various subject including English. Brain Pop – Animated, curriculum-based content that engages students.
By CheekyLitTeach, on June 17th, 2012 Source: Vlado on freedigitalphotos.net Please let me know if you know of others. I’d really like to know of other great resources available to enrich the literature and language learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.