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Find a Lesson Plan. Here students debate, rank, and present causes of the Civil War in timeline order Title – Civil War Timeline By – Patrick Gladys Primary Subject – Social Studies Grade Level – 7-12 I.

Find a Lesson Plan

Introduction – Provide students with a list of 15 long-term causes of the Civil War (Bleeding Kansas, Missouri Compromise, Fugitive Slave Act, etc. . ) … Browse Unit Calendars. 5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images. On a fairly regular basis I'm asked for suggestions on places to find public domain images.

5 Good Places for Students to Find Public Domain Images

I have a handful of go-to sites that I usually recommend. Pixabay is currently my first recommendation for a place to find and download quality public domain images. You can search on Pixabay by using keywords or you can simply browse through the library of images. When you find an image you can download it in the size that suits your needs. Registered users do not have to enter a captcha code to download images.

Every Stock Photo is a search engine for public domain and Creative Commons licensed pictures. The Morgue File photo collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in academic or commercial presentations. Each time that I visit it the Flickr Commons collection seems to have grown. Addictive Tech Crisps for Education: Web 2.0 Tools. Addictive Tech Crisps for Education: Web 2.0 Tools by gwyneth goanimate LOVE, love love this!

Addictive Tech Crisps for Education: Web 2.0 Tools

Easy Animation that makes media, classroom or unit marketing a snap! Xtranormal EASY PEASY & Fun animation & vid maker! Blabberize Upload a pic, draw a mouth, make it talk! Toondoo because sometimes cartoons just look better than people. animoto create videos using pictures you upload. Papa means. Add Letters » Ransom Note Generator. Do you want to send someone a threatening message?

Add Letters » Ransom Note Generator

Use this ransom note generator to tell them what you really want from them! However, we will not be responsible for any harm that may come of it! :) Tips: Use the button at the top of your picture to download it to your computer! To align the text (left, center, or right) on this picture, just put spaces before or after any of the words until you like the way it looks. This particular image generator's font can benefit from using various upper and lower cased letters. Tagul - Gorgeous tag clouds. Utah Education Network. Sporcle - Trivia, Quizzes & Brain Games. MapSkip - Places Have Stories! PhotoPeach - Fresh slideshows to go!

Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online. JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template. Browse Documentaries. Home - Visual Thinking Strategies. SAS - Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards Aligned System.  Henrico County Public Schools. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work.

Activities for Elementary, Middle-School and High School Students. NAEP Sample Questions. Rubrics. Rubrics provide clear criteria for evaluating a product or performance on a continuum of quality.

Rubrics

Rubrics are not simply checklists with point distributions or lists of requirements. Well designed rubrics have the following in common: 1. They are task specific: The more specific a rubric is to a particular task, the more useful it is to the students and the teacher. The descriptors associated with the criteria should reference specific requirements of the assigned task and clearly describe the quality of work at each level on the rubric. 2. 3. Ideally, students should be involved in the process of generating rubrics through the careful analysis of exemplars; by studying the models, students draw inferences about the criteria that are important to a successful product and then describe different levels of performance for each criterion. Click on the related files below for examples of rubrics. ELA Writing Exemplars. Marzano - Providing Feedback. Diagram software. Basic Steps to Creating a Research Project- CRLS Research Guide.

High School Core State Standards of Utah: Curriculum Units & Resources. Economics Class Page. Distributed Teaching and Learning. Terry Freedman asked me to contribute an article the the second edition of Coming of Age: An introduction to the NEW world wide web.

Distributed Teaching and Learning

It was originally scheduled to be released this month but due to circumstances beyond Terry's control publication has been pushed back to January 2007. Terry recently emailed all the contributors to the new edition to say we should feel free to publish our articles on our blogs in the meantime. The second edition has over 50 articles; I'm really looking forward to reading it. In the past few months a number of people have emailed me asking how I orchestrate the use of scribe posts in my classes. This article is a step-by-step guide to using scribe posts with your students ... and then, how to take it to the next level. ;-) Distributed Teaching and Learning The Power of Pedagogy and Audience by Darren Kuropatwa All my classes are hybrid classes.

Harnessing the Power of Pedagogy: The Scribe Post This straightforward idea has incredibly powerful consequences. Diagramming Sentences. Digital Classroom. Assessment and Rubrics. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning.

Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum. Applying. Learner.org - Teacher Professional Development. Resources : Teacher Tools. Administration.