Writing Lesson Plans - 8 Steps to Writing a Perfect Lesson Plan Whether you're working on your teaching credential or being reviewed by an administrator or evaluator, you will often need to write out a lesson plan during your teaching career. Make sure it includes the eight essential components of a strong, effective lesson plan and you'll be on your way to achieving every teacher's goal: measurable student learning. Use the blank lesson plan template to stay organized. 1. The lesson's objectives must be clearly defined and in lined with district and/or state educational standards. 2. Before you dig into the meat of your lesson's instruction, set the stage for your students by tapping into their prior knowledge and giving the objectives a context. 3. When writing your lesson plan, this is the section where you explicitly delineate how you will present the lesson's concepts to your students. 4. Under your supervision, the students are given a chance to practice and apply the skills you taught them through direct instruction. 5. 6. 8.
Blooming Up: Teaching the Art of Questioning Language Arts Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Reading or Writing Teaching Idea Title – Blooming Up: Teaching the Art of Questioning By – Marcy Winograd Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – 9-12 Concept: Levels of Questioning Standard: Students will analyze grade-level text. Goal: Students will improve reading comprehension by learning how to raise higher level questions. Objective: After raising questions about pieces of fruit, students will write and answer several questions about core literature. The questions will be at different levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. Materials needed: an apple and an orange, core literature, a copy of Bloom’s taxonomy Anticipatory set: Present the apple and the orange and ask the class, “Which piece of fruit do you like better? Procedure: First, the teacher explains to the class that s/he is going to teach them how to ask questions. Below are examples: 1) Recall/specific detail: What color is the apple? E-Mail Marcy Winograd !
Tools for Educators - free worksheet makers, game creators, 100% customizable worksheet generators with images! 30 Posts About Free Education Technology Tools & Resources | Emerging Internet Technologies for Education The Internet Is Rich With Free Tools for Educators. Here’s A Bunch. I’ve been meaning to put together this list of the many free apps that I’ve blogged about, and make it available as a tabbed section on the site. I’ve got the list mostly together now and realized it would make for a nice mid-week post. All of the articles below reference free technologies and/or resources. The posts are simply listed in alphabetical order (I haven’t quite decided how best to organize them otherwise). Of course, the king of free tech for educators is blogger Richard Byrne and his “Free Tech For Teachers” site. Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in Education5 Educator Guest Posts This Week on Microsoft’s Teacher Tech Blog —————————————————- Upgrade your IT knowledge with pmp dumps. About Kelly Walsh Print This Post
I Like Books — High Quality Free App for iPhone/iPad There are too many free educational apps to keep track of. The number of truly free apps that are of high quality, however, is much smaller. Many free apps are really teasers for premium paid versions. Other free apps are of dubious value. I Like Books — 37 Picture Books in 1 App is exactly what its name says it is, and more. The app could hardly be easier to use. The cover page for each book offers the reader three options, as shown here. Lesson Planning A sure ingredient in a recipe for disaster is "winging it." As in: "I'm not sure what I'll do today, I'll just wing it." Good classroom managers plan the lesson, procure the products needed, list the procedure to follow, and prepare for potential problems and pitfalls. Proper planning leads to less stress for you and more learning for your students. Preparing a Lesson Lesson plans do not consist of statements such as: "Today we'll cover Chapter 4 in the history book." Objectives. -The student will be able to recite the letters of the alphabet. List of materials needed. As stated earlier, these are just the "basics" of a lesson plan. You students will learn more with a properly designed lesson in which you have paid careful attention to detail. Action Verbs for Learning Objectives ©2004 Education Oasis About the Author: K.J.
Educational Education World ® : Curriculum: Substitute Survival: Tools You Can Use Are you a substitute -- or potential substitute -- wondering whether you'll survive the challenges that lie ahead? Are you an administrator or a classroom teacher wondering how to help a substitute get through the day? If so, the Education World Online Substitute Survival Kit is for you! Included: Songs, games, lesson activities, and templates to help a sub survive even the most difficult experience! You've signed up to be a substitute teacher, and now you're wondering whether it was really such a good idea? The kind of substituting experience you have is pretty much up to you, say the subs we talked to. "The first ten minutes set the tone for the whole day," Peg Arseneaux, a former classroom teacher and long-time sub from Glastonbury, Connecticut, told Education World. "I usually tell students that I have only two rules," Arseneaux added. Over the years, Arseneaux has developed some rules for subs that can help your day go smoothly too: Sing!
Introduction Introduction Welcome to Building Better Courses tutorials. In this series of tutorials what I'm going to do is walk you through the process of building an elearning course. We'll start with an existing course that for many people is "good enough" and make it something better. What do we mean by better? Get it online. We like to call this the "Rapid E-Learning Story." How Do I Create My First Course? While that's a very broad overview of how the tutorials are organized, here's a little more detail on some of the topics that are covered: Designing custom themes for your course Using PowerPoint as a graphic design tool to create your visual and navigational elements Working with external audio editors for recording and editing audio Branching techniques for video and scenarios Building creative and interactive quizzes Elearning production, workflow and development best practices And a whole lot more! Getting the Most Out of the Tutorials Who is this course for? 99% of people found this useful
creative commons photos Four Creative Commons Photo Sites You Should Know About Grabbing images from Google is one of the easiest things there is to do. You simply search, copy, paste. A no-brainer. However, when using someone else’s photos, how do you know if you have permission? Pics4Learning Pics4Learning, as the site says, “Is a safe, free image library for education. flickrCC flickrCC is a good place to start for Creative Commons images. Fotopedia Fotopedia has a nice layout with an “endless” scrolling feature. Flickr Storm Flickr Storm is similar to flickrCC. Like this: Like Loading...
Lesson Plan Writing Guide This guide is not meant to be the one and only way to develop a lesson plan. It is a general overview that highlights the key points of creating a lesson plan. Below is a list of the steps involved in developing a lesson plan as well as a description of what each component should be. You may also find this new Lesson Plan Template to be useful for creating your lesson plans! The first thing to consider, obviously, is what you want to teach. That’s it!