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Slice of Life If I dismiss the ordinary — waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen — I may just miss my life.–Dani Shapiro in Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life (2013, 123) In February 2008, Stacey was reading one of her student’s writer’s notebooks and came across a piece of writing about his sister’s lost necklace. Christian wrote an entire entry about the outrage he felt when his mother made the family drop everything to search for his sister’s lost necklace in their apartment. Thirty minutes after they lifted up couch cushions and checked under all of the beds, her necklace turned up on her neck! That experience gave Stacey an idea: she could use “slice of life” stories to inspire her fourth graders who weren’t writing in their writer’s notebooks with the same gusto as Christian. The individual challenge began on Two Writing Teachers in 2008 and has grown each year. FAQ’S for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge How do I start? Start a blog. 1.
14 Great Facebook Groups Every Teacher should Know about Social media networking is a requisite for today's learning. We are living in a digitally wired world where the power of information rests with those who are properly 'connected'. In our context , a teacher who does not employ social media is deemed to be obsolete It is like driving a car for a decade without having an oil change. The engine will definitely get rusted and fell apart so do our minds when they do not have food for their thoughts. The food is plentiful and is everywhere you just need someone to show you where to start and this is our job here Educational Technology and Mobile Learning : help you get food for your thoughts using technology and also learn from your suggestions and feedback. We have invested so much time and efforts into tapping into the potential of social networking in education and we have written some very popular guides in this regard. Today we are focusing more on Facebook and particularly the' group feature' that it provides for its users. 11- Edutopia
Classroom 2.0 Creatubbles - The place to nurture children’s creativity Connected - Teachers' Notes You are here:Introduction Connected is a series designed to show mathematics, science, and technology in the context of students’ everyday lives. The articles are intended to stimulate discussion and to provide starting points for further investigations by individuals, groups, or a whole class. A shared or guided reading approach to using these texts will support students in understanding the concepts and technical vocabulary. Connected 1 is designed to appeal to year 3–4 students who are working at levels 1–2.Connected 2 is designed to appeal to year 4–6 students who are working at levels 1–3.Connected 3 is designed to appeal to year 5–8 students who are working at levels 2–4. This site provides Teachers’ Notes for the Connected series. PDF files of Teachers’ Notes for issues of Connected published prior to 2008 are provided on this website. Connected and the key competencies The relationship between the learning areas of science and technology and the key competencies Thinking Managing self
Telescopic Text → Resources → How to use the writing tools Follow this tutorial if you need help using the writing tools. Type your starting text, up to 140 characters. The tools to edit and expand your Telescopic Text will now appear. Roll over any part of the interface and a hint will appear. To turn these hints off, click the yellow Hints button so that it turns grey. You can turn it back on by clicking it again. Click a word and a textbox will appear for you to write new text into. You can simply add to the text that was previously there… …or write different text. Click “Cancel” if you’d rather not add anything inside this text. Now if you click “Fold”… …you will see an expandable piece of text. Click it to reveal the new text that you just added. If you want to add text to more than one word at a time, you can ‘join’ words by clicking in the space between them, then clicking on either word to add more detail. If you want to read your Telescopic Text, click “Preview” to hide the writing tools… ..and click “Edit” to bring them back.
G.A.M.E. - Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education Wolfram Mathematica: Graphing Calculators: Comparative Analyses Although now rare in college and professional settings, graphing calculators are still common in high-school math education. But as full-scale computers become cheaper, smaller and ever more ubiquitous, the future of standalone calculators is increasingly unclear. As the world's broadest and deepest mathematical system, Mathematica's computational capabilities vastly exceed anything that can be achieved with a calculator—and provide a completely different level of educational possibilities. While calculators are easy to use for simple operations, they rapidly become unwieldy when many steps are required. Mathematica, on the other hand, is immediately able to offer a fully scalable interface with dramatically more compelling graphics and interactivity, as well as greater systematic learnability.
Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. The images that form in your mind as you read -- we call them "brain movies" -- can be more exciting and memorable than a Hollywood film. More to the point for teachers, guiding your students to visualize as they read is an engaging and enjoyable way to boost comprehension and retention. Learning to create brain movies can help students make sense of complex nonfiction subject matter and "see" the characters, setting, and action in stories. From Text to Brain Movies Visualizing while reading is a strategy that should be explicitly taught. Examples of Brain Movies in Action Share Brain Movies to Extend the Learning Let Students Choose Their Own Material
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