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VoiceThread in a 1st-grade Classroom Jennifer Orr: Here we've got George as our first picture. But look what we can do here, are you ready to see this? We can move the pictures around. So if I grab this picture I can move it. Let's see if we can find another picture of George to put second. 3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Education As the debate over U.S. immigration policy continues to divide voters across the country, more and more online resources are popping up to help us understand this complex, emotionally charged issue. For young people without a personal connection to an immigration story, these websites, games, multimedia news pieces, and more, can help put a human face on an abstract debate.

The Reading & Writing Project - Services The TCRWP provides a wide range of professional development services, from in school staff development devoted to implementation of reading and writing workshops and content area literacy instruction to week long institutes for teachers, from year-long study groups to day-long workshops. The Project is eager to work with different types of schools—public, charter, and private—all around the world. Requests exceed our capacity, but we regularly forge relationships with new schools and are eager to talk with you about that possibility. For more information about receiving professional development services from the TCRWP in your school or district, please email us at

How we revamped school projects to engage students, demonstrate learning, and push 21st century skills This is a guest post in our Educator Stories series by Maribel Martinez, Education Consultant for Editure/AUSSIE, New York, New York. The arrival of the Common Core State Standards has set in motion major instructional shifts, revisions in curricula and deliverables, and new expectations for student evaluation, among other major changes in school and classroom practices. In New York City, where my work as an education consultant demands eclecticism within expertise, technology projects and final performance tasks are born when the curriculum drives the innovation. Primary Source Sets on the Web It can be time-consuming to find and prepare primary sources for your lessons. On each of the below sites, you will find primary sources that address multiple topics in U.S. History.

What's the Good Country? - The Good Country Problems like climate change, pandemics, migration, human trafficking, terrorism and economic chaos are multiplying because of globalisation. Technology like the internet and aeroplanes connect everyone and everything, so all the good stuff spreads, but so does the bad stuff: one person with a cold can cause a pandemic one geek with a laptop can shut down the power grid one bad bank can bring the global financial system to its knees. These problems are too big and connected for any one country to fix them. America can’t fix climate change.

Responses to Change Nearly every nation on earth—except for the United States—primarily uses the metric system for all weights and measures. With its clear base-10 relationships among measurements, the metric system is easy to use. So why does the United States still mainly use the far more complicated customary measures?

U.S. History - Standards of Learning Back to Instructional Links Engaging Students with Foldables was created by Susie Orr, an elementary social studies specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. It contains instructional activities using foldable templates that were modeled after the folding techniques of Dinah Zike. These models correlate to specific Virginia SOL objectives and essential knowledge for U.S. History to 1865. Overview of the Folding Techniques Here are some tips for teaching with foldables. Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services Historic Newspapers Enhanced access to America's historic newspapers through the Chronicling America project. Historic Sound Recordings The National Jukebox features over 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Co. between 1900 and 1925. Performing Arts Collections, articles and special presentations on music, theater and dance materials from the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Prints and Photographs Catalog of about half of the Library's pictorial holdings with over 1 million digital images. Veterans History Project Experience first-person stories of wartime service through personal artifacts, audio and video interviews.

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