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High schools try to make better use of something often wasted: Senior year. High school senior Brody Ford is looking forward to the final weeks of the school year, but not for the reasons you might think.

High schools try to make better use of something often wasted: Senior year

At San Diego’s High Tech High School, Ford and his fellow 12th-graders take end-of-the-year courses in personal finance, cooking on a budget, even sewing. Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice. Posted 09/15/2015 11:10AM | Last Commented 10/31/2015 5:52AM I took a speech class one semester when I was in undergraduate school.

Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice

For our first assignment we had to give a short speech that the teacher videotaped. Our extended assignment was to watch the recording and critique our performance.

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Using Digital Portfolios as Authentic Assessment Repositories. By Dawn J.

Using Digital Portfolios as Authentic Assessment Repositories

Mitchell and Melissa Summer Wells Across the country, parents have received first quarter report cards full of letter grades and reports from standardized assessments showing where students rank nationally and locally according to their performance on high-stakes, and in many instances, timed standardized tests. Parents are valuable stakeholders, but many times the most important pieces of student assessment data are not included in the report card or in the standardized test reports. How Do I Use Portfolios? (Enterprise Only) – Schoology Support. Coming Soon for Schoology Enterprise Users...

How Do I Use Portfolios? (Enterprise Only) – Schoology Support

Both students and educators need to communicate their achievements and to reflect on what they learn. Portfolios provide them with the ability to quickly and easily collect, organize, and share their work with others.

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Setting Up A Classroom Blog. All summer long (for me it was most of the summer as I was transitioning into a new building), I eagerly arranged my classroom, carefully laminated each desk tag, creatively organized my desk, and cheerfully planned my activities for the first day.

Setting Up A Classroom Blog

I was ready! Blogging in the classroom: why your students should write online. Writing in classrooms seems to me to have two wildly different, conflicting purposes: a limited, traditional and strict purpose - because exams, like many decent jobs, will be about written skill; and a wider, idealistic one: the ultimate method of exchange of ideas in depth.

Blogging in the classroom: why your students should write online

So, first, we should repeatedly use formal tests to acclimatise students to exam-specific writing requirements - dull, precise, necessarily regular. A Beginner's Guide to Student Blogging. Student blogging is quickly becoming a well-respected branch of writing as more and more educators embrace it and integrate into their curriculum.

A Beginner's Guide to Student Blogging

When I started blogging with my students in 2010, I had no idea what I was doing, which I think may have been a great approach for me. After all, most of us would prefer just try something rather than read pages and pages of how-to before we do it. Or at least this somewhat impulsive teacher would. UsingBlogsintheClassroom.pdf.

Step 3 – Teaching Commenting Skills & Etiquette (Guest Post by Kathleen McGeady) We’ve designed a series of nine steps, with how-to info, to help you with your class blogging.

Step 3 – Teaching Commenting Skills & Etiquette (Guest Post by Kathleen McGeady)

Your third step is to teach commenting skills & etiquette. It’s my great pleasure to introduce our guest blogger, Kathleen McGeady, who provides important advice on teaching commenting skills (regardless of the age of your students). About our Guest Blogger Kathleen McGeady is in the seventh year of her career and in that short time her approach to teaching has changed greatly. The opportunity to take Teacher Professional Leave in 2008 provided Kathleen with the time to explore the role that ICT and Web2.0 tools can play in the classroom. Handout_TeacherTipsBloggingProjects.pdf. Blogging Resources for Classroom Teachers. Posted by Bill Ferriter on Monday, 09/02/2013 I've spent the better part of the past weekend working up a presentation on how to incorporate blogging into the classroom and thought y'all might find some of the resources that I plan to share helpful.

Blogging Resources for Classroom Teachers

Blogging Ideas and Examples to Explore Looking for examples of how blogging is being used by classroom teachers and/or suggestions about how to make classroom blogging doable? These resources will help. Annotated List of Classroom Blogs to Explore (link is external) - For many teachers, imagining the role that blogging can play in their instruction is difficult simply because they haven’t seen enough samples of what classroom blogs look like in action. Pernille Ripp's Classroom Blogging Resources (link is external) - One of the most articulate advocates for classroom blogging is Pernille Ripp -- a fifth grade teacher in Madison, Wisconsin.

Blogging Tools to Explore: The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching. Educational-Blogging - How To Teach Commenting Skills. Skip to main content Try Wikispaces Classroom now.

Educational-Blogging - How To Teach Commenting Skills

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit. Creating Social Media Guidelines A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom, by Vicki Davis (2014) Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use. For the second half of the discussion, read this post by Ben Johnson: "Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

" 8 Things Truly Outstanding Leaders Do Without Thinking. 13 things that make a great leader. 13 things that make a great leader I’ve been thinking a lot lately about leadership lately and the qualities I admire about the great leaders I’ve read about, seen, or have worked with. Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. Instructional improvement cycle: A teacher’s toolkit for collecting and analyzing data on instructional strategies. This page is best viewed with JavaScript enabled.

You may have disabled JavaScript or your browser does not support JavaScript. Print Page. Rethinking Whole Class Discussion. Whole class discussions are, after lecture, the second most frequently used teaching strategy, one mandated by the Common Core State Standards because of its many rewards: increased perspective-taking, understanding, empathy, and higher-order thinking, among others. These benefits, however, do not manifest without a skillful and knowledgeable facilitator. Unfortunately, a preponderance of evidence demonstrates that many teachers mistakenly conflate discussion with recitation. "Typical teacher-student discourse resembles a quiz show, with teachers asking a question, the student replying, and the teacher evaluating the student's response.

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at the nebulous idea of the “classroom of the future.” This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about.

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Right Relevance: Search or Login for deep topical relevance. New Teachers. 5 of the Biggest Mistakes I Made as a New Teacher PLUS Advice. Technology. The Best Ways to Use Google In the Classroom. Maybe you’re using Google for your personal email or to look someone up, but have you considered the many ways you can use this web search engine in the classroom?

Right Relevance: Search or Login for deep topical relevance. Student response, Assessment tools. Tagboard. 50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators. April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? Welcome! Can iPads help students learn science? Yes, study shows.

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Right Relevance: Search or Login for deep topical relevance. DCrockettTenMost.pdf. Thomas R. Guskey. Dr. Thomas R. Guskey is an expert in evaluation design, analysis, and educational reform. He is a professor at the University of Kentucky, as well as an education consultant who has worked with educators in all 50 states, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Guskey has served as Director of Research and Development for the Chicago Public Schools and as the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. Dr. Dr. A Study Guide for Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It.

This ASCD Study Guide is designed to enhance your understanding and application of the information contained in Teaching with Poverty in Mind, an ASCD book written by Eric Jensen and published in November 2009.