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Plagiarism Checker - the most accurate and absolutely FREE! Try now! Literature Circles for High School Students | Simply Novel Teachers Blog Today’s strategy spotlight is on literature circles. I’ve used this technique in my 9th grade English classes to differentiate lessons in order to meet the needs of students struggling to keep up and those needing an extra challenge. There are many ways to implement literature circles to accommodate for a range of reading levels, class size issues, English learners, and other common classroom needs. What are literature circles? Students select a book of choice from a controlled range of options. Why I use literature circles: I teach 9th grade English in a school that has an average of 50 feeder middle schools. How I use literature circles: Step 1: Lay the groundwork. Are you using literature circles in your classroom or considering them for next year? Emily Guthrie has taught junior high and high school English in Southern California for 8 years. Like this: Like Loading...
Education by Numbers If you like the language of numbers ( I bet qualitative researchers do ) then the infographic below will be of great interest to you. It features some interesting facts about the state of education in the world like the number of students, number of teacher in pre-k to high school...etc. I am sharing with you this infographic first because the data it contains is really amazing and second because this work has been realized by Microsoft Education which is a reliable source . Here are some of the things that stuck out for me from this graphic : 1.23 billion students in pre-kindergarten to highschool170 million students in higher education35 million students in just pre-kindergarten through grade 814.8 million in grades 9 to 12
7 Tools for Adding Questions and Notes to Videos Short videos from YouTube and other sources can be quite helpful in introducing topics to students and or reinforcing concepts that you have taught. Watching the video can be enough for some students, it's better if we can call students' attention to specific sections of videos while they are watching them. The following tools allow you to add comments and questions to videos that you share with your students. Vibby is a service for breaking YouTube videos into segments and inserting comments into those segments. YouTube has a built-in tool for adding annotations to videos that you own. On VideoANT anyone can add annotations to any publicly accessible YouTube video. eduCanon is an excellent service for creating, assigning, and tracking your students' progress on flipped lessons. eduCanon allows you to build flipped lessons using YouTube and Vimeo videos, create questions about the videos, then assign lessons to their students.
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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds Your Smarticles: QR Code Ideas and Resources QR Code Activities for YOUR Classroom! Below are some QR Code Scavenger Hunts that I have designed to be fully printable and ready to use. As long as you have a wi-fi enabled smart device that can scan, you can use these ‘hunts’ to support student literacy skills. #1. QR Code Context Clue Scavenger Hunt This Scavenger Hunt allows students to practice utilizing context clues while having fun! Students 'scan' a QR code to get their context clue question. #2. #3. #4 QR Code Scavenger Hunt - Identifying Main Idea This scavenger hunt features a five reading passages that students must read and identify the main idea presented by the author. The theme of this scavenger hunt is bridges. The passages are: The Spin on SpansA Bridge Too FarLearn to Play BridgeSo Many Bridges (homographs)The Bridge as a Symbol The supporting website for this QR Code hunt is located at: #5 QR Code Scavenger Hunt - Working with Text Features #6. #7.
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools About the Course Are you overwhelmed by the tidal wave of new technology tools available for teachers and learners? Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Tools can help channel that flood into a manageable power source for student engagement and motivation in your classroom! This course is designed to provide teachers with strategies to effectively integrate Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. You will learn how to use these tools effectively in your classroom through unique problem-based scenarios that will help you understand how to choose the best Web 2.0 tool. Course Syllabus Our Web 2.0 explorations during Weeks One, Two and Three are based on ideas in the article, Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever by Arthur Chickering and Stephen C. Week One: Can you hear me now? In Week One, we will explore the first of the seven principles, "Good Practice Encourages Contacts Between Students and Faculty." Week Two: Do we have to do group work? Yes.
Helping Students Learn to Cite Their Sources A MiddleWeb Blog By Jody Passanisi When I first started teaching writing in history class a number of years ago, I was totally focused on the students just getting their ideas out and being able to write on historical themes. I wanted them to be able to internalize the basic structure of an argumentative essay, make an argument, and back it up. So I provided the sources. If the students used, say, the Constitution summary I provided the class, or a excerpt from Howard Zinn or Paul Johnson, or something found in their textbook, that was okay. I was already asking them to do so many things – create an argument, find details to back it up, and write in a structured essay format. “Just back up your ideas” This approach to historical writing worked quite well for a few years. But I was still a long way from requiring both in-text and end-of-text citations. “Wait…Do you know which ideas are yours?” Then I had an epiphany. Time to teach citations You won’t be surprised that we struggled for awhile
Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English | ELL/ELT SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! The Great Gatsby Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook Away We Go Bolt Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Chronicle The Avengers Adventureland The Royal Tenenbaums NOTE: All of these videos are protected by copyright.