Google Lit Trips for Young Readers
Where in the world will our youngest readers travel as they discover the world of books! Reading About Reading Kind Words
Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups
I really liked this movie. I was intrigued by the content of the bag. It was a surprise to me.
One in five young people has suffered online abuse, study finds
Cyberbullying is a worse problem among teenagers than drug abuse, according to almost half of all young people surveyed in a new study that finds one in five has experienced online abuse. In the global YouGov survey of more than 4,700 teenagers from across the world, a fifth of those who had experienced cyberbullying said it had made them consider suicide, and more than half said being taunted online was worse than being bullied in person. A quarter of those bullied closed down social media accounts and more than a fifth skipped school, the survey commissioned by Vodafone found.
Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice
There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not!
Five-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips
The dog days of summer are upon us; now is the time when all the other activities have run out. Whether you're a parent looking to entertain bored, overheated children, or a teacher already brainstorming ways to break down the four walls of your classroom in the fall, how about taking a virtual field trip? As edtech writer Audrey Watters argues, real-life field trips offer enriching experiences that virtual ones can't, but resources are not always available for in-person trips. Besides -- virtual trips can take you places that wouldn't be logistically possible in the real world.
New York Times lesson plans
Photo Do your students follow Humans of New York? The site and the related Tumblr and Facebook page created by the amateur photographer Brandon Stanton have millions of followers, and the “Humans of New York” book, published in October, landed in the No. 1 spot on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list its first week on sale. As the Times article about the phenomenon puts it: Mr. Stanton — a hybrid of interviewer, photographer and eager chronicler of street life — said this week that he was still stunned by the runaway success of his book, which has more than 145,000 copies in print.
Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template
Views 925,852 Filed under Educational , Editor's pick, english, newspaper, resource, school We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers. With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures. Following a couple of requests, we have updated these so that you can now add in your own newspaper name. A few different types of newspapers are included in the template.
The science of ‘Inside Out’: 5 TED-Ed Lessons to help you understand the film
Inside Out, Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, is not only an emotional rollercoaster, but also a vehicle for some solid scientific storytelling. Of course, the film can’t be taken literally, as it’s a visual interpretation of abstract concepts: memories are not spheres, and the train of thought is not … actually a train. To help clarify the trickier science, we’ve rounded up 5 TED-Ed Lessons that explain some of the neuroscience and psychology introduced in the film. Memories drive both the plot of Inside Out and most of the inner workings of Riley’s brain. But how do our brains actually store them for later retrieval?
The Times in Plain English
Something About Which We All Agree: Clutter is the Enemy Teenager's bedroom with clothes, books, and CDs thrown around. There is something about piles of clothing and other household goods. When closets, drawers, and shelves are overflowing, people use the dreaded word: clutter. Clutter, it turns out, is not a …
Connect Fours - Quiz Template from ClassTools.net
You will see a wall of 16 clues. You need to group them into 4 rows of 4 connected items. Simply click four cards to identify a group. You score 1 point for each group found within 2.5 minutes.