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Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics. How To Curate Learning Paths and Engage Students: Curatr. I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.

How To Curate Learning Paths and Engage Students: Curatr

Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ... Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog) StoryKeepers - StoryMaking Software. Educational Crafts. Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Teacher Resources Aligned to Common Core State Standards. Lesson Planning.

Taking Notes

TOK. The-Week-In-Rap. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools.

In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows. You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more.

Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows

You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core.

"There but for the grace of God ... " we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself. But the tragic hero tends to die -- and to die prematurely -- precisely because he / she tried to cheat death, and to grab onto all the spoils of life -- wealth, glory, fame, progeny -- and the act of grasping is what triggered the downward spiral. In very cogent terms, we can say that we participate in our own destruction and salvation. Re: Cohen Cash. Lectures: Brenzel. The Essential Value of a Classic Education.

Lectures: Brenzel

JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University Lesson Overview Some people regard the classics as mere historical artifacts or fodder for cocktail party conversation. To succeed in today's world, the thinking goes, it's not necessary to closely read Plato's Republic or Dante's Inferno when one can easily find a summary in Cliff Notes or on Wikipedia.

Literature Poetry etc.

Shakespeare. Literary Devices. Fairy Tales., Oracle Education Foundation, Projects. Online Lang and Lit. AP Visual Literacy Resources - WriteSpace. Teaching Writing. Reasoning, Logic, Using Evidence. Other prompts and AP Lang multiple choice. Cartoons/Graphic Novels. Propaganda. Turn of the Screw. Freakonomics. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Post Office. Salem Witches. Successful Leader prompt. Monuments. Libraries. Research. Synthesis.

The Extended Essay (IB DP)

Writing. Lexiphilia. Rhetorical Analysis. Listen and Write - Dictation. Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page. Functional Grammar. Graphic Organizers. Ed Tech Tools. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes. Kerpoof Studio.

Fun 4 the Brain - English Games. English Excitement!

Fun 4 the Brain - English Games

Panda Mayhem This fun English game has some silly pandas to help teach the parts of speech. Get enough of the questions correct, and you can make your own silly sentence. Sharlayne Overton, author of A Daily Dose of Writing, came up with the concept for this game. To get exercises to help with writing, check out her fun book! Reading is Magical Games Base Word Baseball Strike 1! Popcorn Words. Fantastic Book Trailers And The Reasons They’re So Good. There tends to exist a general skepticism toward book trailers.

Fantastic Book Trailers And The Reasons They’re So Good

While some of it is a reaction to their novelty—and the question of whether they can actually generate higher book sales—another part is rooted in more of an ethical uncertainty. A trailer, in a way, violates a book’s very construction. We are taught from a young age that reading, unlike pretty much everything else, forces you to use your imagination. Free Interactive English Games - Fun Learning Activities. The Pleasures and Perils of Rereading.

In his often anthologized essay “On Reading Old Books,” William Hazlitt wrote, “I hate to read new books. There are twenty or thirty volumes that I have read over and over again, and these are the only ones that I have any desire to ever read at all.” This is a rather extreme position on rereading, but he is not alone. Larry McMurtry made a similar point: “If I once read for adventure, I now read for security. How nice to be able to return to what won’t change. When I sit down at dinner with a given book, I want to know what I’m going to find.”

Spacks herself feels slightly differently. We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review. By Alan Jacobs While virtually anyone who wants to do so can train his or her brain to the habits of long-form reading, in any given culture, few people will want to.

We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review

The Art of Reading: How to Read A Book. One of the secrets to acquiring knowledge is to read.

The Art of Reading: How to Read A Book

A lot . But reading alone is not enough. How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby's Three Proven Strategies. By Maria Popova “Nobody gets something for nothing in the reading game.”

How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby's Three Proven Strategies

“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,” H. P. Lovecraft famously advised aspiring writers. Indeed, reading is an essential skill on par with writing, and though non-reading may be an intellectual choice on par with reading, reading itself — just like writing — is a craft that requires optimal technique for optimal outcome. Bill Cosby may be best-known as the beloved personality behind his eponymous TV show, but he earned his doctorate in education and has been involved in several projects teaching the essential techniques of effective reading, including a PBS series on reading skills. Jewish Literacy as the Road to Riches: The Chosen Path of the 'Chosen Few' By Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein In an encore post, Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein explain that the early Jewish emphasis on literacy set Jews up for economic success.

Jewish Literacy as the Road to Riches: The Chosen Path of the 'Chosen Few'

Paul Solman: Of the three most popular posts in the six-year history of the Making Sen$e Business Desk, two seem unsurprising, at least in retrospect: Charles Murray’s “Do You Live in a Bubble Quiz” to test how in or out of touch you are with mainstream white American culture and “Ask Larry” Kotlikoff’s original retirement post: “34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now”. But the popularity of the third-ranked post, of the more than a thousand originals we’ve run on this page since 2007, was as remarkable as it was gratifying: a 3000-word essay by two eminent economic historians who teach in Italy and Israel respectively summarizing their explanation of Jewish economic success, a thesis more than a decade in the making that has become the book “The Chosen Few.”

SQ3R. SQRRR is a reading comprehension method named for its five steps: survey, question, read, recite, and review.


The method was introduced by Francis Pleasant Robinson in his 1946 book Effective Study,[1][2][3] based on principles documented in the 1930s.[4] The method, created for college students, can also be used by elementary school students, who can practice all of the steps once they have begun to read longer and more complex texts (around fourth grade).[4] Process[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games. Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games by Susan Stephenson, Guessing games are fun. Kids love them, whether they be part of home, school or library activities.

Research Databases & Archives. National Libraries. Digital public library of america - Google Search. Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library. Library of Congress Home. Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tool - For Teachers. The New York Public Library. Information Research. Drawing Lessons. Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month!

Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files. Notemaking. Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. N I N E S. History of Philosophy without any gaps. Our Third Annual Summer Reading Contest. Update | Aug 19: This contest is now over, but you can read the work of all our winners here. Would you like it if your students… — Regularly read nonfiction (and “informational” texts) this summer? — Made their own choices about what to read from a huge variety of topics? — Stayed informed about current events? — Wrote short, personal responses about the pieces that interested them most? — Had a weekly chance to win a contest and have their writing featured on our blog?

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Test Prep (SAT/ACT)

Kansas 8th Grade Graduation Exam 1895. Critical Thinking On The Web. Top Ten. Creative Thinking Is a Specific Process That Can Be Replicated. What Is Intelligence? Just a Byproduct of Cooperation. Discrepant Events. Are we asking the right questions? - Ideas. Look to Learn. Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning. Project-Based Engineering for Kids. Fun, original, and exciting collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. If you enjoy these projects, then I encourage you to buy my book, Rubber Band Engineer.

Social Studies

Badges. Lessonopoly. Resources & Advice § Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The student authored syllabus. Author: Suz Burroughs.