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Teenage Years How Teens’ Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster The impulsivity and risk-taking that are common among teenagers may be a side effect of having a brain tuned to learn a lot of new stuff fast, researchers say. So it could be good in the long run. By Erin Ross Sponsored by Become a KQED sponsor KQED Public Media for Northern CA

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Integrating Technology and Literacy When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate learning: How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool? That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. However, as 1:1 technology initiatives roll out, integrating technology into the classroom is our reality. Lesson Plans - Grades 9-12 Skip to main content ALA User Menu A Division of the American Library Association You are at: ALA.org » AASL » AASL eCOLLAB » Lesson Plans - Grades 9-12 Share this page: Share on Facebook

Free K - 12 Common Core Lesson Plans and Ideas Common Core Math Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Free Teacher PD Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD: Part 1 of Using QR Codes to Engage Students, with Carol Nelson. Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have sometimes been referred to barcodes on steroids. These small digitized squares are used for storing encoded information into a small, two-dimensional space that can be read by Smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, web cameras, or QR readers. Originally they were used in the automotive industry, but QR codes are not just for car parts anymore. In this and the next podcast episode, you will discover how to create QR codes to use in your classroom. EdTech & Data Category - Getting Smart 10 EdTech Resource Lists for Teachers 211Shares By: Jessica Carrell. It has always surprised me that it can be hard to find practical EdTech resource lists.

8 Things To Look For In Today's Classroom - 8 Things To Look For In Today’s Classroom by TeachThought Staff What are the kinds of things you should look for in today’s classroom? The common response often begins and ends with technology, but as we’ve discussed often, it’s not about the technology. ACT Aspire Landing Page - Exemplars Student Sandbox (TestNav8) The Student Sandbox provides students an opportunity to become familiar not only with ACT Aspire test questions, but also with navigating the TestNav test platform. Like the Exemplar Test Question Booklets, the Student Sandbox will present at least one test question for each reporting category for a given test. The Student Sandbox should be accessed with a desktop or laptop computer rather than a tablet or smartphone.

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign I remember exactly where I was when I had a watershed moment that changed me as a teacher forever. In fact, it inspired my EdSurge column, Why the 21st-Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks. I was working on my TEDx presentation at my local Starbucks and, looking around, I realized that everyone seemed to be happy, engaged in their work, and relaxed. Some people chose the traditional chairs and tables while I opted for a big, comfy chair with my MacBook on my lap. The quiet music, perfect lighting, and overall aesthetics of the coffee shop were favorable for a variety of learners.

Podcasts for teachers TWT #82 Les Burns (author of Teach on Purpose) TWT #81 Jodi Rice (AP Language Advisor) TWT #80 Anita Jordan (retired teacher, mother to a novelist) 20 Pinterest Boards For Education Technology Enthusiasts About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

50 fabulous ideas, finds, tips, tricks, ideas, and freebies for fourth grade lessons, classrooms, classes, students, and teachers Fourth grade is the big leap from little kid to big kid. It’s a year of great strides academically, socially and emotionally. Taking on fourth grade this year? We’ve pulled together 50 of the best tips and tricks for teaching fourth grade from our very own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and around the Web. ​

Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project Sure, King Middle School has some amazing projects, but the Portland school has been refining its expeditionary learning projects for nearly two decades. David Grant, who guides the school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project. He says Fading Footprints, which became a model for King and Expeditionary Learning Schools, doesn't take an entire school, or even a team of twelve, to plan and carry out; one or two teachers can tailor this one to fit their time and resources. Six Steps to Planning a Project Pushing The Edge Podcast It’s a question that asked every week on my favourite sports show – The Outer Sanctum – How is your relationship with footy right now? For me, it’s an especially tricky life question, laced with bullying and bigotry on multiple fronts. But big change is on the way. [click to continue…]

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