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Pockets. Free Printable Certificates. 3rd – 5th Grade Search Lesson. 27 Ways To Gain The Attention of Digitally Distracted Students. Students today are more distracted than ever before.

27 Ways To Gain The Attention of Digitally Distracted Students

Why is this happening? To explain it simply, they are immersed in their digital devices. In the classroom, this becomes an even larger problem. A recent Pew Research Study found, “87% say these technologies are creating an ‘easily distracted generation with short attention spans’ and 64% say today’s digital technologies ‘do more to distract students than to help them academically.’” Activities for Home and School. Home Advanced search.

Activities for Home and School

TrackStar : Home. ABC online education. BetterLesson – The leader in personalized professional development. BubbleUp Classroom. BubbleUp Classroom is the virtual home of collaborative work developed by Corey Thornblad, a Social Studies Teacher, and Gretchen Hazlin, a Librarian, at Fairfax County Public School'sKilmer Middle School.

BubbleUp Classroom

As FCPS teachers, it is our aim to support literacy, writing, critical thinking, and creativity in all classrooms.This school-based project started with our hands-on, interactive thesis writing workshop and has expanded to include a variety of lessons: fairy tale grab bags, the “What’s the Scoop” method of analyzing documents and teaching OPVL, and our outline generator which supports whole essay writing in relation to a DBQ. Educational Clips from Popular Media. Cool Australia - Learn For Life. Everything you need to know to read "Frankenstein" - Iseult Gillespie.

In the eighteenth century, a young pregnant girl who had recently eloped with an older married man sat down to write one of the greatest literary masterpieces.

Everything you need to know to read "Frankenstein" - Iseult Gillespie

Smart, daring and dogged by tragedy, Mary Shelley is a fascinating figure (particularly in an era dominated by men). Learn more about the author at “Mary Shelley Lived a Life as Dark as her Books.”To learn more about Mary’s subversive genealogy check out this article on her mother, the “mother of feminism” In Frankenstein, different strands of thought about art, myth science and family are woven together. KS2 Book Topic: The Arrival. If you’re looking for a book to inspire creative writing and artwork with upper KS2 children, then why not try The Arrivalby Australian illustrator, Shaun Tan?

KS2 Book Topic: The Arrival

This wordless picture book invites readers to explore a strange new world in the company of a migrant who must leave his family and everything he’s ever known to make the long and difficult journey to another land. Here, everything is different: language, buildings, customs, food – even the pets seem alien. Seeing this world through the traveller’s eyes, we are as confused as he is. But the city’s inhabitants have their own stories to tell and everyone helps out.

44 Things That Are All About Dewey (The Dewey Decimal System, That Is) Kids Click for Dewey Let's Do Dewey Let's Do the DDC- OCLC's interactive site Library Skills Game.

44 Things That Are All About Dewey (The Dewey Decimal System, That Is)

Digital Technologies Hub. Allenandunwin. The evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss. Prior to the release of the Amazon Kindle in November 2007, Stephen Levy commented in his Newsweek article, “Amazon: Reinventing the Book,” on the concept of the book as an invention.

The evolution of the book - Julie Dreyfuss

Quoting Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos directly, Levy writes that “‘books are the last bastion of analog.” Allenandunwin. The controversial origins of the Encyclopedia - Addison Anderson. Check out the Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert as translated from French!

The controversial origins of the Encyclopedia - Addison Anderson

Try a search on any topic and see what comes up. Interested in participating in its translation even further? Click here and get involved. Want to read the work in French? Click here and find articles on the work and supplementary writing from the time period. Flipgrid eBook. The poet who painted with his words - Geneviève Emy. How to Effectively Introduce Coding and Computational Thinking into Your Classroom - The Learning Exchange.

The inclusion of coding and computational thinking (CT) skills across all levels of education is gaining momentum worldwide.

How to Effectively Introduce Coding and Computational Thinking into Your Classroom - The Learning Exchange

Here at home, the Ministry of Education recently announced a focus on coding and CT skills in our Ontario schools. What follows are recommendations related to how large jurisdictions can adequately prepare our teachers to introduce and foster the development of coding and CT skills in our students. These recommendations draw on my experience teaching high school computer science and facilitating professional learning for both practicing and pre-service teachers. They are also based on observations from my work in research projects focused on coding and CT across grade levels. Recently, I have had the privilege to work with school board leadership teams who are experts in running effective professional development. Include students in Computational Thinking and Coding professional learning days. For more supporting evidence, see this What Works article by Dr. Khan Academy LearnStorm.

Listening Comprehension, Listening that sparks learning. Listenwise: NPR for your classroom. From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. Mapping the Library. Brief Description In this activity, students compare their school library with another library (or libraries) -- your town library, for example, or a virtual library -- and identify their most important features.

Mapping the Library

Then students use their observations to create a map of the school library that can serve as a guide for others. Objectives Students will compare and contrast their school library with at least one other library, identify the prominent features of the libraries and their functions, create a map that illustrates the layout of the libraries, their features, and their functions. Keywords library, map, virtual tour, Venn, compare, diagram, graphic organizer Materials Needed[shopmaterials] chart paper and marker (optional) large paper and markers Internet access (optional) Lesson Plan. Allenandunwin. The Micro-Lesson. To enable learners to achieve the necessary outcomes in reduced timeframes, the Global Curriculum Project has developed the notion of the ‘micro-lesson’. The recipe for micro-lessons is quite simple and this process leverages finite timeframes. Allenandunwin. NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found.

Allenandunwin. PBS LearningMedia. Pixar in a Box. Allenandunwin. The Scramblinator. SettingFreetheBooks. Allenandunwin. Allenandunwin. SA8836 Springboards to Philanthropy 1. The Universal Classroom. Allenandunwin. Allenandunwin. Teach Animal Adaptions Using Where the Wild Things Are. Free contemporary K-12 curriculum design - ThemeSpark. Understanding—and Teaching—the Five Kinds of Nonfiction. Walker Books Classroom — A helping hand for teachers and librarians.