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Google Apps and sites Sites and Apps for Education Mappe Concettuali, Aggregatori di lezioni, Repository Thinglink Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality. Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. How Disruptive Students Escalate Hostility and Disorder—and How Teachers Can Avoid It By Hill M. Walker, Elizabeth Ramsey, Frank M. Gresham Managing unruly behavior is one of the most difficult, frustrating, and even frightening parts of being a teacher. Intervening when children are young with evidence-based programs is the "Gold Standard" for preventing, or at least greatly reducing, disruptive behavior. Ideally, chronically disruptive students should be placed in high-quality alternative education settings where they can receive long-term, intensive interventions.

Pre-writing - Inspired Writing Padlet.com - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. Use it to show sequence of events in a story (first, second, third...). Try it as a whole class "Word of Day using it in a sentence".

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. Lutherville-Timonium neighborhood column Summer is drawing to a close and schools are preparing for the beginning of another school year. When Timonium Elementary School opens it doors for students on Aug. 26, it will welcome four new teachers: Kristin Farrell, vocal music; Nancy Dewlin, resource; Andrea Becker, first grade; Molly Wilson, fourth grade; and Jeff Verkest, fifth grade. Ridgely Middle School will also have some new faces when classes resume. We wish a successful school year to Michaela Koch, assistant principal; Stephanie Fanshaw, language arts/reading department chair; Sarah Adams, language arts/reading teacher; Vicki Bobbitt, social studies teacher; Bradley Bauer, special education math teacher; Christal Johnson, science/library paraprofessional; Jill Gilmore, school resource officer, Baltimore County Police Department ;and Lorianne Bartlett , language arts / reading teacher The "Eleven Best Days of Summer" will return as the Maryland State Fair opens in Timonium on Aug. 23, running through Sept. 2.

Nearpod Blog This post was previously published on Megan Endicott’s blog, Endicott Spot. Finding ways to maximize the potential of every moment of class time, reach each and every student, and engage them in a meaningful activity seems like the most difficult task in the world. Luckily, the team at Nearpod is consistently working to improve their product to reach learners of all ages and abilities in ways that inspire imagination and curiosity. As a member of the Fulton County Vanguard team, I have the opportunity to work with the teachers in my elementary school as a coach to seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom. Nearpod is the tool my teachers gravitate toward, from kindergarten through fifth grade.

theconversation A shortage of special education teachers is threatening the ability of schools in many states to provide high-quality education to students with disabilities. On a national level, 49 states identified a shortage of special education and related service personnel during the 2013-14 school year. In Arizona, for instance, where districts reported a 29 percent increase from 2013 to 2014 in the number of positions that remained vacant, special education was one of the areas with the highest vacancy rates. Passive Voice & Active Voice: Top 5 UFO Conspiracy Theories - ESL Video Synopsis of English / ESL Video Wake up from the matrix & see the truth about UFOs. Teach intermediate learners passive voice & active voice using this eye-opening ESL video about UFO conspiracy theories. Title of English / ESL Video

18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students - eLearning Industry Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in February 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in November 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! Stories are important.

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