Socratic circles: fostering critical ... - Matt Copeland The benefits and importance of Socratic seminars are widely recognized, but little has been written on how to make them happen successfully in the classroom. By offering real-world examples and straightforward answers to frequent questions, Matt Copeland has created a coaching guide for both the teacher new to Socratic seminars and the experienced teacher seeking to optimize the benefits of this powerful strategy. Socratic Circles also shows teachers who are familiar with literature circles the many ways in which these two practices complement and extend each other. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills, and build better classroom community and conflict resolution skills. By giving students ownership over the classroom discussion around texts, they become more independent and motivated learners.
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Ereader Tool for Schools Curriculet frees up my time outside of the classroom - no more collecting reading questions, trying to spot-check them, giving points for writing something down, whether or not they actually did the reading or understood it. - Jessica Rice, English Teacher at Summit Preparatory High School With Curriculet, I can not only change our reading instruction on a classroom level by flipping the instruction, but also influence reading instruction on a departmental level by encouraging the department to expand the curriculum: we can read MORE in less time with Curriculet. - Kate Baker, English teacher at Southern Regional high School I cannot WAIT to share this with my colleagues. This is going to revolutionize the way I can teach info texts, short stories, and excerpts from novels!
edWeb.net Emerging Tech Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. You'll have an opportunity to collaborate with other librarians as you learn about and explore the many uses of technology in school libraries. Upcoming Webinars
iPad Book: Shakespeare In Bits Macbeth The Shakespeare In Bits for iPad series provides you this all-innovative fully-voiced and fully-animated study version of Macbeth presenting Fiona Shaw and Stephen Dillane. Do not settle for cut-down movie versions, or lifeless translations of this text. The book Shakespeare In Bits includes the total unique text mixed with all-latest dynamic-text functions to make understanding easy and quick.
50+ Great iPad Apps for Students 38inShare After publishing 30 iPad Apps Every Teacher Should Have I curated another list of iPad apps but this time for students. This list is subjective and is based on my own experience as a teacher and as an educational technology researcher and blogger. I included only the apps I think students REALLY need to have some familiarity with in order to better leverage the educational potential of iPad.
50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. If you have other apps you want added to this list, just add them in the comments. Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country.
Reading/Language Arts Education Resources on the Web Language Arts Resources Resources Bartlett Quotations Over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact. Beacon Learning Center Mobile learning for schools - a class without walls Part of the old steelworks still stands near Parkwood academy, Sheffield. It's a reminder of the old factories and the newer industrial units that provide rich opportunities for year 7 students to study how the demise of manufacturing has affected their city. In a project entitled My Surroundings, students went out into their community, taking photographs, shooting films in their locality and making maps, using handheld and other mobile technologies. It helped them to consider why, many years ago, Sheffield was built where it was.