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Online Room Planner - Design Your Room. Center for Media Literacy. Lesson Plan Resources. Argument and Evidence Made Easy! By Erik Palmer I bet you have noticed that some of our favorite writing prompts are losing favor.

Argument and Evidence Made Easy!

“What I Did Last Summer” and “My Funniest Moment” narratives are being pushed aside. We are being asked to focus on informative, expository, and argumentative writing. EdWebet #75 - Digital Literacy. 12BasicWays. Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy. The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year.

Oscar Week Special: 7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy. Not to mention, films can also be an engaging teaching tool for piquing interest in a variety of subjects and issues. In this compilation, you'll find classroom resources from around the web that cover many of this year's nominated films, as well as general resources for using film as a teaching tool. First, we'll start with an Edutopia classic, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese discussing the importance of visual literacy and the power of film as a teaching tool. Film Lesson Plans and Interactive Activities: Into Film is a U.K. Middle School Cyberbullying Curriculum - Seattle Public Schools.

Our young people are digital natives in a virtual world which most digital immigrants rarely visit – if ever.

Middle School Cyberbullying Curriculum - Seattle Public Schools

Bcpsodl / ODL Resource Wiki. Bcpsodl / Toolbox Index OLD. To understand how web-based tools are identified for student use, view the approval flowchart.

bcpsodl / Toolbox Index OLD

Each tool links to its informational page with its URL, an overview, tutorials, and lesson application ideas. In addition, tools are tagged with keywords based on the services that they provide. You may choose to view similarly tagged tools by clicking on any one of the tags. Grade level codes are approximate and stand for (P)rimary PreK-2, (I)ntermediate 3-5, (M)iddle 6-8, and (H)igh 9-12. Gmail. Be the digital change on Oct 3, 2015. Reading Skills. Teacher Resources- Lesson Plans, Web Sites. How to Study Help students learn to study well.

Teacher Resources- Lesson Plans, Web Sites

We offer a number of great resources. View Study Skills Graphic Organizers. Copyright & Creativity. Digitalliteracy.gov. What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom - Education Week Teacher. A THIN LINE, MTV's sexting, cyberbullying, digital dating abuse campaign : www.athinline.org. Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure. For a new generation of students growing up in a digitally-connected century, all roads lead to code.

Give Your Kids a Most Excellent Summer Coding Adventure

Coding is the new literacy. It will not replace foreign languages, but it will be the global vernacular for understanding how technologies work. Unlike the Trix cereal, coding and computer science aren't just for kids. Everyone, and especially teachers and parents, can lead by example and learn a few lines of HTML. Here's how Idit Harel, CEO of Globaloria, explains why parents need to code: We all read to our children from a young age and encourage them to write. Not every coding job involves working in a blue chip tech company or Silicon Valley startup.

And contrary to public perception, learning to code doesn't necessarily require hammering away at a keyboard, eyes affixed on some text editor. In this collection of articles below we share different perspectives on coding movement. It's summertime...and the coding’s easy. How to Create a State of "Flow" in the Classroom. What is flow?

How to Create a State of "Flow" in the Classroom

It is a term and concept you’ve probably heard before. It’s also a feeling or state that you’ve had many times in your life. We often call it that feeling when time stands still a state of “flow”; and we often call that feeling when we get lost in what we are doing for hours a state of flow. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., psychologist and author of the book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, describes what “flow” looks and feels like: The flow experience is when a person is completely involved in what he or she is doing, when the concentration is very high, when the person knows moment by moment what the next steps should be, like if you are playing tennis, you know where you want the ball to go, if you are playing a musical instrument you know what notes you want to play, every millisecond, almost.

Last week on the ClassroomQuestions podcast, John Spencer and I devoted three episodes to the topic of Flow in the classroom. Audio Player 1. 2. Inspiring Middle School Literacy. 12 reading and writing resources for teaching social studies. Feeling a bit uneasy about how to respond to the Common Core Literacy Standards for History / Government?

12 reading and writing resources for teaching social studies

Struggling with what that looks like? Need a few ideas and suggestions for integrating reading and writing into your social studies instruction? Check out the 12 web sites below to get a head start: Literacy Strategies & Book Sites And you know I love a good graphic organizer.