Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson Join our experts to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and what they will mean for literacy and mathematics instruction with this informative webinar series. This webinar series will provide you with an understanding of the goals of the Common Core State Standards, background on design and structure of the state standards, why they are important, and the English Language Arts and Mathematics standards and their implications. Common Core: Math Standards - Implementation for Success TeacherTube welcomes the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Channel The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) channel offers information and video for students wanting to learn more about the science of medicine. Information on genetics, cell biology, chemistry, and other life sciences is available as well as links to interactive games and puzzles in these science areas.
Story Starters Ready to get students excited about writing? Story Starters is a fun, interactive tool that generates writing prompts, which include direction on character, plot, and setting. Your students will love watching the Story Starters' wheels spin. If they want to modify the prompt, they can simply pull the handle on the Story Starters Scrambler to change any piece of it! This activity is now also available for iPad. Reading Fluency Activities The reading fluency activities on this page are essential for children with dyslexia and struggling readers. These activities can be taught in the classroom (small and large group setting) and can also be implemented at home! Keep checking this page for more free printable reading fluency activities and other ways to increase reading fluency! Reading Self-Check Poster By enlarging this template you can help students learn and remember important self-check strategies when reading. We have found that it is beneficial to add objects to each strategy!
Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom Are you a teacher who leads others in using technology? Or, are you a technology specialist in your school? As a technology guru, do you spend your day leading instruction or fixing technology? The following five steps on being a teacher leader in technology, rather than being a technology technician, are based on my article "The Technology Specialist's Dilemma: Computer Repair or Instructional Leader?"
About Moodle Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites. It is a global development project designed to support a social constructionist framework of education. Moodle is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU Public License).
5 Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency Have you ever watched students struggle with what you know to be a great book, just perfect for their age and development? Without fluency, the world of imagination, humor, and drama contained in the finest books is no more than a tangle of words. One definition of fluency is the ability to read aloud expressively and with understanding. When fluent readers read aloud, the text flows as if strung together like pearls on a necklace, rather than sounding halting and choppy. Here are some strategies to help second through fifth graders make important gains in this area.
This Year’s 10 Best TED Talks To Share With Students In honor of the recent TED Live announcement , I thought it’d be a good idea to remind you why TED rocks. Below is just a small fraction of the amazing presentations put on by the folks over at TED. Each one of the presentations embedded below is perfect for sharing with students and showing in class*. BLC11 Keynote: Dr. Eric Mazur Today, we are officially relaunching our opening keynote from BLC11 with Dr. Eric Mazur. Dr. Mazur is the Area Dean of Applied Physics and Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. In his keynote, Dr.
SMART Board Resouces SMART Board Resources Interactive whiteboards are used in many schools as replacements for traditional whiteboards and to provide ways to show students material on the computer (educational software, web sites, etc.). Projectors, which are used on interactive whiteboards, can also be connected to a video recorder or DVD player eliminating the need for a television in the classroom. The real power of an interactive whiteboard is in its ability to engage students as they use the board to interact with the content being presented. The interactive whiteboard allows students to come to the board to do such things as solve puzzles and math problems, move items around on the board to practice and demonstrate their knowledge on a particular subject, and the board allows the teacher to keep notes on the lesson by saving information in the SMART Notebook. The following sites are a few offering resources and online interactivity to try with your board.