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50 Teaching and Lesson Plans that Rock 8/7

50 Teaching and Lesson Plans that Rock 8/7
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The Quiet American Study Guide & Plot Summary| Graham Greene The Quiet American Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles and a Free Quiz on The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Thomas Fowler is a British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Viet Nam for over two years. He meets a young American idealist named Alden Pyle, who is a student of York Harding. Harding's theory is that neither Communism nor colonialism are the answer in foreign lands like Viet Nam, but rather a "Third Force," usually a combination of traditions, works best. The two men meet accidentally at the Continental, a popular Saigon hotel. Fowler and Pyle meet again at the Continental. Fowler goes to the city of Phat Diem to cover a battle there. Pyle comes to Fowler's place and they ask her to choose between them. Fowler and Pyle meet again in a war zone.

How to Write Lesson Plans .. adapted from Writing Lesson Plans from the Huntington College Education Department Madeline Hunter's (Seven Steps) Anticipatory Set (setting the stage)--attention-getter and focuser Statement of Objectives--tell students what they'll be able to do as a result of the lesson Instructional Input--lecture, but not necessarily lecture: demo, explanation, instructions Modeling--demonstrate, show what you tell Check for Understanding--watch faces, ask questions Guided Practice--help students start practicing new skills, applying new knowledge Independent Practice--turn them loose to work on their own, homework assignment, etc. Example Bloom's Taxonomy and Critical Thinking Knowledge - recall Comprehension - understand Application - use, practice Analysis - dissect, generalize Synthesis - create, combine Evaluation - appraise, value Example Multiple Intelligences (Howard Gardner's 7 Ways of Knowing) Verbal Mathematical Spatial Musical Kinesthetic Interpersonal Intrapersonal Example

Virtual Labs Created by Glencoe Many of these labs allow students to test multiple variables. Caution: the journal and data entry sections of the simulations do not work, so you probably will want to arrange for students to write these on their own pages. Many of these labs are useful to substitute for activities in the class that are too costly, dangerous, or time consuming. Life Science How do animal and plant cells work? Earth Science Physical Science How does thermal energy affect the state of a substance?

iPad and STEM Resources I reached out looking for apps that would support STEM in high school and middle school to our Apple representatives and WOW did they come through! I took the emails and brought them here to share! Thanks Mike and Adair!! Solving the STEM Education Crisis from eSchool News Cathleen Richardson’s site: And click on “Macs and STEM” From the Apple iTunes App Store Apps for Learning Life Science ADE Apps Recommendation Lists (ADE – Apple Distinguished Educators) Free Educational Apps List from ADE Cathleen Richardson – Other Apps Lists At the 2010 Texas Computer Educator Assn. Digital Differentiation Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. Essential Questions: Student-driven learning experiences should be driven by standards-based Essential Questions. Flexible Learning Paths:Use digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths to meet their unique learning styles. Teacher Facilitated Learning Experiences:

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Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web. Understanding search results Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets. Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization. Narrowing a search to get the best results Apply filtering tools and basic "operators" to narrow search results. Compare results for basic searches with ones that use operators to discover the impact the right operator has at the right time. Searching for evidence for research tasks Evaluating credibility of sources Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source. Culture Culture

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