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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. StoryMaking is a process facilitated by a variety of tools.

StoryKeepers - StoryMaking Software

Following the Seven Steps of StoryMaking provides an opportunity to master a variety of tools. The following suggestions offer a starting place for integrating technology that supports this process. The list is updated frequently as new choices enter the marketplace so check in often or send additional ideas to Bernajean@Digitales.us. Depending on time and interest, choose the tools that best fit your readiness for digital storytelling. 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. Contact Us | Log In The Week in Rap Recommended forGrades 5 to 12 All Units Aligned to April 18, 2014 T.

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April 11, 2014. 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. 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. 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.

Literature Poetry etc.

Shakespeare. Literary Devices. Fairy Tales. Think.com, 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. Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history.

The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes

The Vikings gave us “give” and “take.” Shakespeare added another 2,000 words and expressions to the mix. The British Empire (see video above) then brought the evolving English language to new lands, creating new varieties of English worldwide. And so the story continues. You can find this series featuring the voice of Clive Anderson on iTunes or YouTube.

Related Content: What’s Your English? Learn Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & 37 Other Languages. 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. 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. 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. 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] Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games. 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. Notetaking. 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. eBooks.

Why eBooks? English and Language Arts teachers have their students write in various genres – narrative, creative fiction, first person accounts, poetry, and more – as they investigate stories, characters, and history. However, student work is usually limited to the printed word, possibly enhanced by images and diagrams, and only seen by the author and evaluator. Grading.

Test Prep (SAT/ACT)

Kansas 8th Grade Graduation Exam 1895. Critical Thinking On The Web. 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. Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity. Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning. Project-Based Engineering for Kids.

Social Studies

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