Borders Communication 4 All Resources to Support Inclusion The borders below have been created using Microsoft Publisher. They print over multiple landscape pages of A4. Please email if you have any order requests. Practice Tests The Spring 2014 release consisted of Performance-Based Assessment tests in English Language Arts/Literacy and End-of-Year tests in mathematics. What's available: Grades 3–11 Performance-Based Assessment tests for ELA Grades 3–8 End-of-Year tests for mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II End-of-Year tests for mathematics Notes about scoring: The Spring 2014 release has scoring capability built into the tool.
Estimating Unknown Quantities Page 1 of 3 Estimation is the process of guessing the approximate value of a number. An estimate is useful when: Grade 3: Arrays to Show Multiplication Concepts: Overview Students can more readily develop an understanding of multiplication concepts if they see visual representations of the computation process. For example, they can picture students in a marching band arranged in equal rows or chairs set up in rows in an auditorium. These arrangements all have something in common; they are all in rows and columns.
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. Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic.
Mr. Vasicek's Classroom Music Playlist After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom. Grab your iTunes gift card and get read After reading my post "Music to Manage Your Classroom," some of you wanted to know some good tunes to play in your classroom. Grab your iTunes gift card and get ready to download some of the songs I use regularly in my classroom. Enjoy! Count On - Nightly Count On Resources Resources: Misconceptions in Mathematics How to Type Faster: Tips and Tricks to Master the Keyboard Living on the digital edge where typing is almost an everyday necessity, learning the ways of proper keyboard usage are crucial. Not only are you able to be more productive and get things done quicker with a keyboard, typing faster can enable you to keep up with your brain; that little voice in your head that has great ideas might only last for a few seconds before it’s forgotten. (Image Source: Fotolia) In this article, we’ll give you 5 tips to get you started typing faster and proper. Some of the tips are quite obvious ones, but we’ll provide you with a few apps to help you practice and learn faster. Recommended Reading: 50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know
I’ve Got Research. Yes, I Do. I’ve Got Research. How About You? In 1847, Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis made a remarkable discovery. When doctors washed their hands in a solution of chlorine and water, childbirth fever rates at Vienna General Hospital dropped from 18% to near zero. Offended that Semmelweis implied doctors were killing their own patients, the medical community rejected hand washing as an infection prevention measure, and drove Semmelweis out of medicine and into an insane asylum. A few years later, Louis Pasteur and Joseph Lister made scientific advances that reinforced Semmelwies’s claims about germ theory and infection. Hand washing between patient examinations is considered best practice today. In spite of all scientific evidence, we still live in a world where hand washing isn’t universal practice.
Creating Good Essential Questions - Teaching and Learning Portfolio Irene Nissen In our teaching it is important to highlight key understanding or big ideas throughout out lessons. Big ideas are those that help establish meaning and make connections to other facts and skills in a students learning. According to Wiggins and McTighe, there are four categories of big ideas relevant to effective skill learning: (1) key concepts, (2) purpose and value, (3) strategy and tactics, and (4) content of use). Once the big ideas have been determined it is helpful to design essential questions, or those questions that help to guide student learning and inspire deeper exploration and questioning.
Grand Prix Multiplication Grand Prix Multiplication Grand Prix Multiplication is a multi-player racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another while practicing their multiplication facts! Content: Multiplication facts to 12 Standards:3.OA.C.7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100 Players: 4 Arcademics Plus Achievements:
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