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The Educator's Reference Desk: Resource Guides

The Educator's Reference Desk: Resource Guides


Rubrics for Web Lessons Introduction How often have you attempted to grade your students' work only to find that the assessment criteria were vague and the performance behavior was overly subjective? Would you be able to justify the assessment or grade if you had to defend it? The Rubric is an authentic assessment tool which is particularly useful in assessing criteria which are complex and subjective. Authentic assessment is geared toward assessment methods which correspond as closely as possible to real world experience. 12 Apps for Students of Any Age It’s that time of year again that every student dreads, no matter what age. So what could make returning back to school a little more fun? Some great iPhone and iPod apps that actually are helpful and fun to use. We have compiled a list of twelve super helpful iPhone and iPod apps for every student from elementary school all the way to college. Take a look at these great apps and download some of them to get your student excited about school this year and on the path to a successful educational career. Elementary/Primary School

Exhibit Exhibit 2.0 [[glossary definition:=Exhibit enables web site authors to create dynamic exhibits of their collections without resorting to complex database and server-side technologies. The collections can be searched and browsed using faceted browsing. I Love That Teaching Idea! Dont Pay for Technology: 25 Freebies for Students Jun 29, 2009 In today's economic climate, paying for technology isn't prudent, and for some students, it isn't even an option. Fortunately, there are plenty of freebies on the web that can help with document creation, research, writing, storage, collaboration, studying and more. Here are 25 free web apps and software programs that may be useful to students. Document Creation Kids Science Experiments - Kids Science Projects including, gravity, lights, floating, sinking, mixing, separating, absorption, magnets, heat, pressure, and getting reactions that are all fun, easy and exciting.

Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Primary Source Research & Classroom Resources The Hyperwords Company Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Explore all the tools and choose the best option for your skill level.

Harry Ransom Center Lesson Plans Guide to the Collections The web version (2010) of the Ransom Center's Guide to the Collections (2003) contains information relating to the collections in a considerably revised and updated version. The printed guide is no longer available for purchase. Please note that this Guide is a narrative summary of our collection strengths, not a catalog. SLCC - Learning Handouts Skip navigation links ugs : life and learning in sync Sanger Learning Center is UT Austin’s main resource for academic support. Each year, we help more than 20,000 students achieve their academic potential. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

12 Resources All Social Studies Te One of the things that some readers may not know about me is that I actually do have a day job and don't spend the whole day on the Internet. My day job is teaching high school social studies. For the last couple of years my teaching assignments have been US History and US Civics. In the past I've also taught World Studies courses. Over the last few years I've come realize that there are some websites and free resources with which every social studies teacher should be familiar. Here is my list.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States Federal legislation requires schools in the United States to offer lessons related to the U.S. Constitution on U.S. Constitution Day — September 17th of each year.

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