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Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics
Game-Based Learning (GBL) is another great pedagogical model for engaging students, and the term is more expansive and complex than you might think. It can range from pencil and paper games to massive online games like World of Warcraft to everything in between. Overall, it's about balancing gameplay with the learning of important content.
Home › Classroom Resources Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive Venn Diagram This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
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Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps
I am conducting a series of workshops in Florida and was asked to share a rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps as part of the workshop. In 2010 Harry Walker developed a rubric, and I used his rubric (with some modifications by Kathy Schrock) as the basis for mine. (Read Harry Walker's paper Evaluating the Effectiveness of Apps for Mobile Devices.)
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Tiered Math & Science Assessments Geoffrey Smith, the middle level principal at Jakarta (Indonesia) International School, is a long-time subscriber who enjoys our resources and wants to give something back. Did he ever! This website developed by JIS teacher Dave Suarez shares a tiered approach to teaching "extremely diverse" student groups. Suarez hopes other MS teachers will contribute their own ideas. At the page titled "Tiered Instruction and Assessment," you'll find Suarez's rationale for (and results of) differentiating for diverse readiness levels. In his model, students are given the responsibility for determining their own readiness for assignments at various challenge levels.
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