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Literally Unbelievable This New Hamburglar Commercial Just Raises Even More Questions And the answers to those questions raise EVEN MORE QUESTIONS. I can't stop cringing at this new commercial from McDonalds. Maybe I'm a little old-fashioned. Maybe I like my Hamburglar not complaining about his wife. Non-Fiction Text Structures! « 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.

85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media I hope this post will be a handy reference guide, especially for those teachers new to social media technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom. This resource is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for finding the information and people that will help you make the transition into a ’21st century learning environment’. I intend for this to be a wikipost (I will update resources as they are shared with me by others), so feel free to bookmark the page and check in periodically for new material. Enjoy.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories. Aggregators

Cooperative Learning Strategies Global rating average: 0.0 out of 50.00.00.00.00.0 Read articles that define and explain how to use cooperative learning strategies in the classroom. Includes cooperative learning lesson plans for a variety of subjects and grade levels. There are links to eThemes Resources Teaching Tips: Cooperative Learning for High School, Teaching Tips: Cooperative Problem Solving Tasks, and Teaching Tips: Team Building Activities for Elementary Students. Grades

Determining The Top Education Blogs Jason Falls As promised, today I’m sharing the results of some recent research I conducted into the top education blogs on the web. As an experiment, both for a client and for a recent presentation on finding relevant bloggers, I decided to cast a wider net that actually needed and share the results with everyone. Before I dive into the methodology or the list, allow me to caveat this research with a couple of notes. First, because no automated method or service exists to collect the top blogs in a given category, the list I compiled was done so manually. The possibility then, for human error, oversight and just plain not finding all of the blogs that can be considered is there.

How'd You Do That? Creating & Sharing Digital Flyers, Posters & Infographics. It's been almost 8 years since I created my first digital flyer for this site. Ever since, every time I post one, I get questions about how it was created. Over the years, the tools I've used to translate the thoughts swirling around in my head into a visual have changed, but some things haven't.

PDS AP Environmental Science 8th Period 2011-12 While we learned that the soil has 5 horizons (layers), we also learned that the second (A) horizon is the most important because it is the horizon where plants take root. This horizon is referred to as TOPSOIL, and is the main focus for farmers and anyone else trying to make a living from agriculture. One of the key components plants need to grow is good, nutritious soil.

Survey Reports Grade Change - Tracking Online Education in the United State - 2013 The eleventh annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group, with data collection conducted in partnership with the College Board. Using responses from more than 2,800 colleges and universities, this study is aimed at answering fundamental questions about the nature and extent of online education. Top 10 Reasons to Participate in March Book Madness by Tony Keefer Happy Valentine’s Day Nerdy Nation! When I was awarded the Valentine’s Day post here at Nerdy, I instantly began building a list of my all time favorite kissy books. When I was awarded the Valentine’s Day post here at Nerdy I started thinking about love and books, books and love. And since nothing says love for books like arguing over good books, I, along with some of my friends, am inviting you to participate in March Book Madness. What is March Book Madness?

The Scribe Post About a month ago I wrote about Scribes & Chat, saying I would post again about the impact daily student scribes is having on me and my classes -- this is it. ;-) The original assignment was simply to post a brief summary of what happened in class each day. A different student is responsible for the daily scribe post and they end their post by choosing the next scribe. The first scribe was a volunteer. My daily involvement is limited to updating a post called The Scribe List which is at the top of the links list in the sidebar of each class's blog.

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