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Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

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Pixnary - Visual Vocabulary for CAT "Coleridge was evidently one of those people who abase themselves excessively in the hope of never having to hear their faults expressed on the lips of others." "What would possess anyone to take such blessings and abase them with dollar signs?" "Where the people are Catholic and submissive to the law of God, as declared and applied by the vicar of Christ and supreme pastor of the church, democracy may be a good form of government; but combined with Protestantism or infidelity in the people, its inevitable tendency is to lower the standard of morality, to enfeeble intellect, to abase character, and to retard civilization, as even our short American experience amply proves." "The human spirit is fashioned in the likeness of the Creator: it is improper to abase that spirit to some other component of the Creation."

5 Activities For A Floor plan. Part One – Zombie Apocalypse. « designer lessons A designer lessons ESL Lesson plan developed by George Chilton Zombie escape. Teens, 14-17, mixed level. 2nd conditional. If your school/office is following the rules it will have a fire exit plan in every room. It’s the kind of thing you’ll see on your hotel door, with a plan of all the exits, staircases, lifts and rooms.

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. American Stories in Easy English / American Stories in VOA Special English There are 57 fifteen-minute MP3 files. That is about 14 hours of listening. Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914) Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)

Kelly Gallagher – Resources Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world.

Astrophysics Astrophysics People have gazed at the stars, given them names, and observed their changes for thousands of years. NASA joined the ancient pursuit of knowledge of our universe comparatively recently. Goals The science goals of Astrophysics are breathtaking: we seek to understand the universe and our place in it. The Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Quiz v1.0.0 How old are you? Under 18 18 - 25 26 - 33 34 - 40 41 - 49 50 and Up Your Gender is? Male Female Other How physically fit would you say you are? Are you kidding? Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling By Sam Gliksman The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies. The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences.

Browning- Why Teachers Should Use Timed Reading in ESL Classes The Internet TESL Journal Jeremy Browningjescotty [at] Students are faced with a bombardment of information need to be better prepared for the demands that reading in society places on them. This paper explores the importance of gaining higher reading speed via timed reading and how strategic application is important for its success.

ESL News New ZealandGrammy Awards » ESL News New Zealand You probably already know that Lorde won two Grammy awards yesterday. She had been nominated for four awards and won two. She won the Best Pop Solo Performance. Verbal Ability Upload Endeavor Careers Pvt. Ltd Endeavor Careers Pvt.

ISTE Standards for Teachers this site/tool supports: Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness., Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources., Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes., Customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources., Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards, and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching., Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources., Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools. by joshuacarr Sep 7

Yes! Exactly, that's the interesting thing when you work on differentiated lessons. by bagsclub Oct 29

Current events news articles that teachers can customize for students that require the same content at different reading levels. by d.jung Mar 20