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A Research Guide for Students

A Research Guide for Students

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How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? I think meaningful assessments can come in many shapes and sizes. In fact, to be thoroughly engaging and to draw the best work out of the students, assessments should come in different formats. Thankfully, with the Common Core standards exemplifying the 4Cs -- Creativity and Critical Thinking (through performance-based assessments), Collaboration, and Communication (through the use of interdisciplinary writing) -- we are looking at a more fluid future in testing formats.

The State of Diversity in Today’s Workforce SOURCE: iStock Photo Diversity is key to fostering a strong and inclusive economy that is built to last. By Crosby Burns, Kimberly Barton, Sophia Kerby | Thursday, July 12, 2012 Technology Tools Education World offers new technology content every day. Some of our pieces related to technology tools can be found in this archive. We do update these aritcles reguarly, but given the changing nature of technology, we cannot promse that every piece will be on the cutting edge.

Search Better: Evaluate a Webpage Practice Practice evaluating information Many pages may seem reliable at first, but as you evaluate them you may find that they actually aren't. By looking for clues on different parts of a webpage, you can decide whether it is a reliable source. As you practice this skill, you'll be able to evaluate webpages more quickly and accurately. Explore the sample webpage below to practice evaluating a webpage. Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. Do you teach non-fiction text structures? Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction? In welcoming the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), schools across the country are making big changes to their curriculum and instruction (K-12). The CCSS were designed with the end-goal of preparing all students for college and career success. The standards provide an academic road map for each grade-level and define expectations for higher levels of student achievement. New York State, among many other states, has adopted these standards, and is on the path toward aligning curriculum and content to integrate these higher levels of learning.

Religious Diversity (Pluralism) 1. The Pervasiveness of Religious Diversity Religious diversity exists in a striking way between religions that are theistic and those that are not. For instance, the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam agree that there is a sole God. Summer Learning 2015 - Maker & Technology Programs Technology and “making” is a great way to follow your own interests and learn. The Library is offering programs for all ages that incorporate hands-on learning opportunities using technology and making. Registration is required. Research and Citation Tools for Students Jump to navigation Updated Privacy Policy Donate Check out what's new in: Collections In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content.