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100WC is taking a short break. Week#29 prompt will be published on 20th April Too many posts are still not being correct linked. Please, please, please check yours as it is wasting Team100′s time! Please make sure you put christian name / nickname, school and location on the link not a title Here in the UK we have gone into ‘British Summer Time’. This means that we had to put our clocks forward which meant that we ‘lost’ an hour!

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Bullitt County History - 1912 School Exam This copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the museum. We thought you might like to see what the test looked like a hundred years ago. Obviously it tested some things that were more relevant at that time than now, and it should not be used to compare student knowledge then and now. Note that there are several typesetting mistakes on the test including a mistake in the spelling list. New Tool Makes PD Planning Simple Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 PD developer School Improvement Network has added yet another tool to its premiere professional development platform, PD 360. The new addition, called My Portfolio, is a groundbreaking function within the PD 360 platform that gives educators the opportunity to create, share, and implement personalized professional learning plans. With My Portfolio, teachers and administrators alike have the ability to create professional learning plans and share them with anyone in their network across departments, schools, and the entire district. My Portfolio’s reporting function makes follow-up and accountability simple and easy, giving educators the power to turn goals into accomplishments. With My Portfolio, teachers and instructional leaders can:

Prompt #12 › 5 Sentence Challenge I was really impressed with the way many of you created stories about the people in the picture for the last prompt. There were lots of wonderful pieces so yet again it was very difficult to choose the showcase but here they are! ********** Prompt#11 Showcase ********** Wanted Posters using Aurasma « keldarichards Whilst teaching Descriptions to year 7 last week I hit upon the idea of using Aurasma to jazz up the inevitable Wanted posters they were going to make. I have used Aurasma before to create a talking display at the back of my classroom (see post on Le Mur Parlant) and this seemed like a logical step. It rang of Harry Potter (I am an avid fan) and I could not wait to try it in class. The difference this time was that now I have a class set of iPads the pupils would be able to complete the whole task themselves – from filming to creating QR codes. Below is a step to step guide to the process, and I have attached a powerpoint that I used in class. At this point I will add that I actually used a Keynote but can appreciate not all people do.

Providence Christian Academy A Reading List for Classical, Christian Students and Parents At Providence Christian Academy, our desire is not only for students to learn how to read, but also to acquire a passion for reading. The literature lists were developed to encourage reading while also allowing for individual choice and preference. Our hope at PCA is that parents and children will come to know and love some of the best authors and literature that exist, and develop a lifelong love of reading! Purpose The literature lists were designed with specific objectives in mind.

Engaging Thinking Mind Mapping with Mindomo Mind Mapping is a fantastic tool that helps students (and teachers) to visualise thinking in an organised way. Personally, mind maps have helped me to learn a vast amount amount of information without needing to read through pages of endless notes. Tony Buzan’s Mind Map strategy has helped educators around the world to break down the concept into simple rules to help students understand how they can organise their ideas in an effective way. How effective is THRASS in teaching literacy? By Sarah Yeung, Lewis & Lewis. My initial interest with THRASS (Teaching Handwriting Reading and Spelling Skills) started when I saw these large THRASS charts in classrooms. I began wondering about the approach we take towards teaching literacy, especially for those students who have literacy difficulties.

Teaching using web tools Why not watch this video with your students when you meet this fall? Better to be prepared. You should be able to start some interesting discussions that might help your students both in high school and later university! More discusion topcis to be found here! Tutorials on social media A roundup of guides on how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter & more Here are tutorials our team has created to help show nonprofits, cause organizations, businesses and individuals how to effectively use social media, divided by subject area. For even more, see the Sharing Center, our posts on resources, tools and video interviews. • Social media • Blogs • Facebook • Twitter • Video & multimedia • Fundraising • Mobile • LinkedIn • Google Plus • Pinterest Social media

Writing game Writing games provide skills practice with authentic texts … Simple games can provide opportunities for language experience, explicit teaching, coaching and collaboration. Here’s a simple one I was playing recently. You need 45 minutes for crafting, reviewing, revising, sharing and feedback.

Turning Education Upside Down Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. Three years ago, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school” — one where students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework” in class. Teachers record video lessons, which students watch on their smartphones, home computers or at lunch in the school’s tech lab. In class, they do projects, exercises or lab experiments in small groups while the teacher circulates. English Language Arts The English Language Arts area of study is designed to build a strong foundation in all areas of English language arts and to prepare students to meet the standards for a 21st century, literate individual. The English Language Arts curriculum includes the areas of reading (both informational texts and literature), writing, speaking and listening, and language. The courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and designed to cover the equivalent of a year-long, traditional school curriculum. The main goals of the Common Core State Standards are to establish the knowledge and skills necessary for college and career readiness among high school graduates, and to work toward developing these skill sets at each grade level.

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators A comprehensive introduction to using technology in all K-12 classrooms. There are teachers around the world who want to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure where to start. That’s why eleven prominent bloggers, teachers, and school administrators got together to create this free ebook.

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