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How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool. Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit.

How to Use Padlet in the Classroom: A Fantastic Teaching Tool

Let’s learn the basics. Gail's Toolkit. Using this article as a model text, Ss will write their own opinion pieces. Full activity here #teachingresources. How to Choose the Right Images When Teaching about Genocide. Images are an important entry to stories of genocides and mass violence.

How to Choose the Right Images When Teaching about Genocide

They provide evidence and context but they can also shock us, jolting us into the immense amount of human suffering that occurred. This is why we must be careful when we prepare lessons for students that touch on such graphic and often difficult-to-absorb topics. There is no shortage of images to choose from. Facing History’s resource, Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians and our new digital version of Holocaust and Human Behavior are two places to start. The Internet, on the other hand, provides a never-ending supply of disturbing images. Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie. My mother was a dictionary.

Eulogy, a Poem by Sherman Alexie

She was one of the last fluent speakers of our tribal language. She knew dozens of words that nobody else knew. When she died, we buried all of those words with her. Article continues after advertisement. Teacher to Parent - Positive reinforcement doesn't work in the long run. Q.

Teacher to Parent - Positive reinforcement doesn't work in the long run

My third grade son recently came home in tears saying he didn’t want to go to school anymore because he was punished for talking during silent reading. The teacher kept him in from recess. I think this is horrible. It isn’t a teacher’s job to destroy a child’s love for school. Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation. "The fox leapt high to grasp the grapes, but the delicious-looking fruit remained just out of reach of his snapping jaws.

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

After a few attempts the fox gave up and said to himself, 'These grapes are sour, and if I had some I would not eat them.' The fox changes his attitude to fit his behavior. " - Aesop’s Fables There is a general misconception that our beliefs are the cause of our actions. Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation. Poetry Mosaic. What Makes a Poem? National Poetry Month. Social and Emotional Learning Research Review.

Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Vanessa Vega, with subsequent updates made by the Edutopia staff.

Social and Emotional Learning Research Review

Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Edutopia's SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results. In this series of four articles, learn how researchers define social and emotional learning, review some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations of evidence-based programs, find tips for avoiding pitfalls when implementing SEL programs, and dig in to a comprehensive annotated bibliography with links to all the studies and reports cited in these pages.

Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth. Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts.

Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth

" The same fact can be used by different people to support alternative opinions, but the facts don't change. Different people can use the same facts to emphasize alternative ideas or to inform different theories, but the facts remain the same. Facts are non-partisan. Facts alone are neutral. How to Choose the Right Images When Teaching about Genocide.

Three Myths About “Reading Levels” Truth, Lies and Quibblers: Media Literacy for a New Era. Don't Fall for Fake News.

Truth, Lies and Quibblers: Media Literacy for a New Era

Your library offers workshops and resources to build media literacy. Before fake news and alternative facts there was … The Quibbler and The Daily Prophet. Yes, I am talking about the wizarding world of journalism. Bear with me. For those who skipped the Harry Potter series, The Quibbler was Rowling’s storyline about a tabloid complete with sensational headlines, paparazzi and misleading (even fake) stories.

Imagine if Harry Potter readers graduated to Book 7 having gained media literacy skills from the stories. Lest we blame J.K. DON’T FALL FOR FAKE NEWS - Workshop and Discussion Guide. Fake News Resources, Lessons and Project Ideas. 13 Children's Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others. Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation. Why Revise? Because You Have an Authentic Audience. Five Questions for Kids’ Media Literacy Expert Frank W. Baker. Media literacy has never been more relevant.

Five Questions for Kids’ Media Literacy Expert Frank W. Baker

SLJ checked in recently with Frank W. Baker, founder of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse, an online resource for educators. The author of several books, Baker helped craft the new Position Statement on Media Literacy for the National Council for the Social Studies in May 2016. He is a frequent presenter at schools, districts, and conferences across the United States and will participate in SLJ’s Pop Literacy editorial webcast on December 6, along with Renee Hobbs and James Miles. Your Media Literacy Clearinghouse notes “10,000+” resources for educators. Questioning That Deepens Comprehension. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator.

Questioning That Deepens Comprehension

Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes. " Who hasn't questioned a group of students to determine whether or not they understood the content? Unfortunately, not all questions are created equally. Monkey See. Padlet Gives Us Teacher Templates & An Easy Way To Remake Padlets Too! One of my favorite digital tools to use is Padlet! I use it for collaboration, crowdsourcing, note taking, curating resources and to bring people together during conferences and events. It is an awesome tools for teachers, students and parents alike.

There have been a few updates to Padlet over the last year too. One of my favorite is that we can now Remake any Padlet. How to Create a Book Trailer Video. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. How to Create a Check-in/ Check-out System In Google Forms. Snapchat Essentials for Curious Newbies. Snapchat is arguably the most popular social media app around. New Blog Series: Starting with What Matters Most in Writing Workshop. It was only days until the close of the school year. I stood in the back of the classroom and watched as Dennis worked with purpose and independence. During the first semester of the year, Dennis and I shared several conferences discussing how writers get ideas.

Pens Versus Pencils: Which One is Better for Writing Workshop? In my line of work as a staff developer, I often get the question, “Which do you think is better? Pens or pencils?” If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Mistaking Compliance For Learning. Training Future Historians. 10 Ways to Enrich Your Classroom with Primary Sources – Part 1. This is a guest post by Mary J. Johnson, an educational consultant to the Library of Congress. Letters About Literature: Dear Anne Frank.

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. Share with Friends. Top 5 Ways to Get to Know Your Students. Here are several great ways to build connections with and among your new students! These icebreakers and community-building activities double as assessment opportunities, skill-building lessons, or projects that result in a unique, inspiring classroom decoration.

From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness. “When you read these books aloud, you can tell from their expressions that they are empathetic in relating to these characters. They understand what the characters are feeling,” says Sharon Rawlins, youth services specialist at the New Jersey State Library and president of the Collaborative Summer Library Program. Ten ways to Ditch that Reading Log - Middle School Minds. When We Listen to Students. Teaching Strategy: Socratic Seminar. The goal of a Socratic seminar is for students to help one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in a specific text.

Students are responsible for facilitating a discussion around ideas in the text rather than asserting opinions. Through a process of listening, making meaning, and finding common ground students work toward shared understanding rather than trying to prove a particular argument. Teacher-created standards based SLO assessments - SD Department of Education.

Bookmarks of johngriffith. The Perfect Book for Every Type of Reluctant Reader I See in Middle School. I love reluctant readers. Mentor Text Wednesday: The Open Letter. I Had No Idea 'She Sells Seashells By The Seashore' Actually Meant THIS! Fascinating... 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice. Final Student questionnaire beginning of year. The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies. Project Tomorrow. Google Apps Terminology - A Short Explanation of Common Terms. Two Good Ways to Create Custom Word Clouds. Microsoft just made it way easier to write a research paper with Word. Free online mapping for your school. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone.

Creating a Writers' Workshop in a Secondary Classroom. Do No Harm: Flexible and Smart Grading Practices. 22 Powerful Closure Activities. Puzzlemap. Just. One. Book. A Ticket to Ride. 101 Free Cool Tools. Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on. Vytmin. Cephalopod Week Returns. Tween Online Habits, Revealed. The Leveled Library; When Is It Time to Remove the Scaffold?

CA History for Kids Gr4. 10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels. Teaching with “Hamilton” How Can You Use Padlet With Your Students? Dozens Of Ideas Here! Encourage Student Participation With The Stand Up Game. Owl Eyes - Owl Eyes. 2016 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners Revealed. 22 Powerful Closure Activities. National Council of Teachers of English - Homepage. Woihanble. Beverly Slapin's Review of S.D. Nelson's SITTING BULL: LAKOTA WARRIOR AND DEFENDER OF HIS PEOPLE. PhotoJet on my list of image faves. Writing About Native Americans. Kclark - Create, Customize and Assess with Nearpod.

Twitter: You Can Do It! Dentoninquiry4lifelonglearning - home. Emoji Get to Know You Activity. Source Analysis - Source Analysis Home. Jerickson - TIE 2016 The Textbook Project. How to Create a Collaborative KWL Chart Online. Thedaringlibrarianpresents.wikispaces. 6 Steps to Teaching Students to Search - Teacher Tech. Alternatives to Student Presentations - Teacher Tech. Vocabulary Flash Cards - Google Slides. MLA Style Center Launches with Sample Papers and a Practice Template. Behind the Style – The MLA Style Center.

Why Teaching Young People about Research Design Matters: A Middle School Student's Perspective. Photo Collage by Joan Upell. Smore’s New Educator Hive. Shifting into 8th (On MLA’s new edition)