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Advanced Search… You are here: Home › Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice › Winter 2011 (4:2) Navigation Winter 2011 (4:2) Uncovering the American Dream: Using Historical Thinking in the Literature Class — by KPK6054E — last modified Mar 25, 2011 01:51 PM Martha Viator and Timothy Viator, Rowan University 1-10 Valuing the Voices of the Past: Teaching Gwendolyn Brooks’s Emmett Till Poems — by KPK6054E — last modified Mar 25, 2011 01:52 PM Kathleen McEvoy, Washington and Jefferson College 11-37 Texts and Transformission: Teaching American Literature with Juxta — by KPK6054E — last modified Mar 25, 2011 01:52 PM Steve Marsden, Stephen F. Special: How I Do It? Using Film to Teach American Literature: Roland Joffe’s Adaptation of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Peter Ustinov’s Adaptation of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd as Two Case Studies Nazmi Al-Shalabi, The Hashemite University Jordan 53-66
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I wanted to post a list that talked about how to "use" technology in the classroom, but I found myself revising that word "use" to the more general word, "model." The reason I did this is because so many teachers believe that if students aren't actively sitting in front of the computer screen themselves, then clearly technology is not being used in the classroom. This myth can be a gatekeeper of sorts for many teachers, and I wanted to create a list that both gives advice on how to "use" but also acknowledges that in simply modeling the use the of technology, the students are also learning to use it in an indirect way. It's all about Think Aloud, that age-old trick of simply narrating everything you are doing as the wiser, more experienced brain in the room. #1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10. #11. #12. #13. #14. #15. #16. #17. #18. #19. #20.
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During one of our last leadership team meetings this past school year, we reflected on our use of digital portfolios to house student work. We had a lot to celebrate: We had found a digital tool to capture student learning, Evernote, a cloud-based note-taking app. No one felt much pressure to be the best at using technology. Parent feedback, although limited in the initial stages of this project, was very positive. Things were looking up going into the fall. But a variety of concerns were also shared. Although there might never be enough time, what could be an underlying concern here? A theory was that technology had not truly become embedded in the day-to-day instruction of some teachers because they had not developed fluency in using it. We had not yet achieved a sense of comfort with the digital devices we had on hand. Personally Connect With Technology Certainly, I am not advocating that educators treat school technology like their own personal property. Starting Small
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools
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Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. Just click on the title or image of each guide to view that particular resource. The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. The Teacher’s Guide To Flipped Classrooms We talk a lot about flipped classrooms on Edudemic. The Teacher’s Guide To Copyright And Fair Use The Teacher’s Guide To Google Glass If you’re as excited as Katie and me about Google Glass, this guide is for you. Do you love to pin?
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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You
If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. Made at Tagxedo – it’s in this list! The List Glogster Great way to share posters and images you’ve made with friendsEdmodoSocial learning environment and one of the best ways to teach with techBubbl.us Free application to brainstorm onlineTwitter The micro blogging service that many love or hate.WordPress Content publishing system. Add To This List
100 Search Engines For Academic Research
Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Books & Journals Science Math & Technology
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