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A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites

A Primer on Curriculum-Sharing Sites
When I was teaching, the single greatest way for me to prepare was to have conversations with my colleagues who had taught the concepts before. For one, this helped all of us develop a common discourse, which was inevitably clearer once we were working through our thoughts in trying to explain ideas to each other. Second, chatting informally helped me to develop a conversational tone, and to speak extemporaneously with the class, which ultimately helped to convey my passion for the subject matter, which is what brought my colleagues and I together in the first place. In addition, the most effective assignments that I used were based on ideas or resources that other teachers had shared with me. Teacher collaboration not only saves time, and makes work easier, it improves the quality of curriculum. The second domain consists of sites that produce and share free curriculum materials, in a more traditional broadcast model. Curriculum Sharing Networks Curriculum Sharing Broadcast Sites Related:  Computer Science

Lesson Plans Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans We have hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Find the perfect one for your classroom. Standard Lessons See All Standard Lessons These lessons are designed to offer three to five classroom sessions with step-by-step instructions. Grades 5 – 12 | Lesson Plan Thoughtful Threads: Sparking Rich Online Discussions Today's students love chatting online with friends. Standards Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThink has been aligned not only to the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts but to individual state standards as well.

Free Math Worksheets How to Stay Caught Up with the Curriculum | Edutopia You mention to a fellow teacher during lunch or after a faculty meeting how far along you are in the curriculum and they respond, "Oh, I'm way past that." Gulp. Not what you were looking to hear, right? First off, curriculum "races" among teachers are just as common as fishing stories. To compare is to despair, I say, and the key to avoiding such despair? Stay focused on the talents and strengths of your group of learners, as well as your talents and strengths as their guide and teacher. Around this time of year, the truth is, I hear a lot of anguished statements from teachers who I support, like, "I'm already behind," "things are taking too long," and, "I've got to pick up the pace." So why are so many teachers already feeling like this so early in the year? One reason could be pacing plans that are sometimes used as mandates rather than guides, and are created by people outside of your school (down at the district, or maybe even in another state). In the Classroom Seek the Sages

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate. Katie’s the best teacher I’ve ever seen…. In addition, Katie and I have co-authored a piece for Education Week Teacher on the topic that will be appearing there soon (it’s appeared: The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success), and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too (that two part series has also appeared). I also did a second two-part series in Ed Week on differentiation. Also, check out The Best “Fair Isn’t Equal” Visualizations. Given all that, a “The Best…” post was inevitable, and here it is. Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction: The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction is by Rick Wormeli. Reconcilable Differences? Deciding to Teach Them All is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.

Pronouncing "ed" Endings Worksheets This section seems to be especially helpful to English as a Second Language students. Words that end in "ed" are abundant, and their pronunciation rules can be difficult to memorize. For students who did not have the advantage of learning these rules during the critical period of language acquisition (ages 2-12), understanding when to use the different "ed" pronunciations can be especially frustrating. Therefore, until these rules become more intuitive for the student in everyday speech, the best method of practice remains repetition, listening to their pronunciation when spoken by other native English speakers, and using them in the most common sentence structures. This page contains pronouncing "ed" endings worksheets. On these worksheets, students learn proper pronunciation of "ed" endings. Thanks for visiting this page.

| Understanding Language In the first lesson in this unit, students are introduced to the use of persuasion in visual, print, and multimodal advertisements. Many advertisements, particularly video, embed persuasive techniques in the familiar genre of narrative first to inform, engage, and interest readers and viewers emotionally, and then to persuade them to take some form of action. This action may be to buy a product, sign a petition, attend an event, or change their behavior. Sometimes the purpose is to raise awareness of an issue –the action or response required is not always made explicit. This lesson explores how the use of persuasive techniques within the narrative of advertisements accomplishes these goals. Students are introduced to a number of textual analysis standards and persuasive techniques that will be developed and deepened throughout the unit.

MathedUp! » KS5 How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum | Edutopia Editor's Note: Check out our Schools That Work package that profiles Forest Lake Elementary. Find out how this school uses technology to personalize learning. This how-to article accompanies the feature "Educators Innovate Through Technology Integration." Although technology is the theme at Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet School, in Columbia, South Carolina, the school's approach is really about discovering ways to use these tools to power the engine of learning. Strictly having the hardware and software is not enough. Principal Kappy Cannon, technology specialist Paulette Williams, and curriculum resource teacher Marian Scullion explain that a school needs to establish a solid strategy, maintain a flexible plan of action, have the faculty buy into the plan, and foster collaboration among staff members. Use Your Imagination Don't be afraid to try new things and take chances. Hire or Designate a Technology Specialist Encourage Teachers to Teach One Another Talk It Out Involve Students

Special Education Apps for iPad Add In my classroom , I was blessed to have students from amazingly diverse backgrounds and with an array of skills and strengths. I worked relentlessly to build in supports and foster an inclusive community for all of my students. This meant cutting, laminating, velcro-ing, washing, re-making, and constructing what felt like a million supportive learning devices for my students with and without special needs. Now, having an iPad, I often play around with apps that I realize would have been incredibly beneficial for my students with special needs. Continuing with our Education Apps for iPad series, here are some apps grouped by category that students, parents, and teachers can leverage to support all learners! Communication Proloquo2Go . Grace . iConverse . iConverse is a simpler and cheaper AAC device that focuses on basic needs. TapToTalk . iCommunicate . Behavior First Then Visual Schedule . AutismXpress . CBTReferee . Earn It Stars . Skills Everyday Skills . iDress for Weather .

Paragraph Correction Worksheets Correction exercises are valuable because they allow students to learn to proofread and edit. This skill inevitably carries over into their own work, allowing them to be better writers. What's more, correction worksheets give students more practice identifying common grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. It also gives beginning students practice learning new idiomatic expressions. Is is correct to say that Tom lives at Main street or on main street? Below you'll find our lists of printable paragraph correction worksheets. Interested in using interactive versions of our worksheets? © This is copyrighted work to be used only by teachers in school or at home. Beginning Level Paragraph Correction Worksheets Intermediate Level Paragraph Correction Worksheets Advanced Level Paragraph Correction Worksheets

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