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10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary

10 Ways to Use Technology to Build Vocabulary
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Ancient Greek OCR Classroom Vocabulary Assessment for Content Areas By: Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl and Marco A. Bravo What are some ways that we can gauge vocabulary development in the content areas? In this article, the authors explain how the intricacies of word knowledge make assessment difficult, particularly with content area vocabulary. Osa (all names are pseudonyms) teaches third grade in a high-poverty urban setting with a diverse population that includes a majority of children of color and a high percentage of English-language learners (ELLs). However, Osa was disappointed and discouraged by the outcomes of the yearly standardized assessment used by her district, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). She knew that her students had increased knowledge about words, but she wanted quantitative evidence of that increased knowledge. "But the words I taught weren't on the test" Vocabulary instruction plays an essential role during both literacy and disciplinary area instruction. Back to top The intricacies of word knowledge Theoretical Underpinnings

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? What do you have to do to get Ipads for your students? Also try to find a technology “mentor” on campus – the computer teacher or just another teacher who uses technology more than you do. Perfect Ed Tech Activities for Beginners Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review” Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy! Have students complete a written classroom activity as if it was online. Ever have your students write a diary from the perspective of a character or famous person?

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Teaching Vocabulary By: Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn Consider some excellent lesson models for teaching vocabulary, explaining idioms, fostering word consciousness, instruction for English Language Learners, and mnemonic strategies. Vocabulary is the knowledge of words and word meanings. As Steven Stahl (2005) puts it, "Vocabulary knowledge is knowledge; the knowledge of a word not only implies a definition, but also implies how that word fits into the world." wide or extensive independent reading to expand word knowledge instruction in specific words to enhance comprehension of texts containing those words instruction in independent word-learning strategies, and word consciousness and word-play activities to motivate and enhance learning Components of vocabulary instruction The National Reading Panel (2000) concluded that there is no single research-based method for teaching vocabulary. Intentional vocabulary teaching Specific Word Instruction Selecting Words to Teach Rich and Robust Instruction Grouping

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog There are several web platforms that allows users to easily create their website in a matter of minutes. We have handpicked a list of the most popular platforms to start with. Check them out below and if you have other suggestions, share them with us in the comment form below. Enjoy Platforms to create websites for your class 1- Google Sites This is by far our favourite and anyone with a Google account have access to it. 2- Weebly for Education This is another popular platform for creating websites. 3- Webs Webs has a solid site builder that allows users to set up a website in as few clicks as possible. 4- Yola This is another great platform where you can create your websites for free. 5- SchoolRack This is more education focused and might be a good platform where you can build your classroom website. Platforms to create blogs for your class 1- Blogger Like Google Sites, Blogger is a service provided by Google and is completely free. 2- Wordpress 3- Edublog 4- KidBlog

Είναι προνόμιο να μιλάς ελληνικά | JusticeForGreece Είναι προνόμιο να μιλάς Ελληνικά: Τα Ελληνικά είναι «νοηματική» γλώσσα. Δηλαδή το σημαίνον (λέξη) και το σημαινόμενο (έννοια) έχουν προωτογενή σχέση. Ο φιλόσοφος και μαθηματικός Βένερ Χάιζενμπεργκ είχε παρατηρήσει αυτή την σημαντική ιδιότητα για την οποία είχε πει «Η θητεία μου στην αρχαία Ελληνική γλώσσα υπήρξε η σπουδαιότερη πνευματική μου άσκηση. ἄρχων < ἄρα(:γη) + ἔχων => ἀρχοντας (αφού η κατοχή γης ήταν προϋπόθεση εξουσίας) βοηθός <(βοή (φωνή) + θέω (:τρέχω)=> αυτός που τρέχει στο κάλεσμα ἀστήρ < ἀ στερητικό + θέμα -στη του ἵστημι (:στέκομαι) => αυτός που δεν στέκεται, που κινείται ( οι αρχαίοι είχαν μελετήσει τις κινήσεις των άστρων) φθόνος < φθίνω (:μειώνω) => αυτός που που μειώνει, καταστρέφει ἄφθονος < ἀ στερητικό + φθίνω => κάτι που δεν φθίνει, δεν τελειώνει ὡραῖος < ὥρα => αυτό που είναι στην (καλύτερη) ώρα του. ἐλευθερία< ἐλεύθω (:πηγαίνω) +ἐρῶ (:αγαπώ) => το να πηγαίνεις όπου αγαπάς ἄγαλμα < ἀγάλλομαι (:ευχαριστιέμαι) => αυτό που ευχαριστεί ( θεούς ή θνητούς) Ο Κικέρων έγραψε:

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary Every Monday my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down. For homework, we'd re-write each word seven times. Good, now you know it. Test on Friday and never for those 25 words to be seen again. Copying definitions from the dictionary we would probably all agree is not an effective way to learn vocabulary. The truth is, and the research shows, students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word and can apply it. Selecting Words Ah, so many words, so little time. My first year teaching, before my tenth graders began reading Lord of the Flies, I went through every chapter and made lists of all the vocabulary words I thought they'd have trouble with, so that I could pre-teach them. When I looked at those long lists, I began to freak out. Then, here's what to do after the students pick their own words: Ranking Words Teaching Words

Using Technology In The Classroom Technology has always been a major focus on This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom. Many of these articles have been updated many times or even rewritten as technology changes. Social Networking Tips for Teachers Social networking in the classroom? Teaching? Fifth Graders Soar in the Blogosphere Across the curriculum, Gillian Ryan asks her fifth graders to respond in writing to the topics they discuss -- whether in math, science, social studies, or language arts -- and their ideas become posts to classroom blogs. Podcasts Promote Reading Librarian Malissia Bell has challenged students to create 500 podcasts describing their favorite books. Reaching for the Heart: Five Tips for District Communications Directors Today, press releases and strategic presentations to special groups are only a small part of the positive media attention thats possible. Who Is They? Social Networking: More Hype Than Help?