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4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

Kidblog<p>Kidblog is unique among the web tools featured here because it is built <i>by</i> teachers <i>for</i> teachers. Their website explains that their mission is …

5 Steps to Building a Student Portfolio

How to Effectively Design a Student Portfolio<p>If your looking for a great way to assess students while keeping them aware about the work they produce, …

Pedagogy

Gathering and Using the Best Methods for Instruction

Figure 1.1. Powerful Instructional Models and Approaches<p><b>INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACHES</b><p><b>INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS</b><p><b>Differentiated Instruction</b><p><b>Universal</b> …

The authors elaborate on the experience of creating for high school students effective multisensory, hands-on learning centers that address a full range of elem...

PREVIEW<p>Preview not available<p>Abstract<p>The authors elaborate on the experience of creating for high school students effective multisensory, hands-on …

Genius Hour / 20% Time

Free Course on Genius Hour - Genius Hour

It’s been almost a full three years since I told my students they would have 20% of their class time to work on whatever project they were inspired …

Education Technology

Passion Projects in the Classroom

Last week I was scouring the internet for some more inquiry ideas for my classroom when I came across Genius Hour. One word ... hooked. And inspired. …

KTTA Creating a Makerspace

My Journey in STEM/STEAM/Maker<br>How does it relate to STEM/STEAM?<br>Open Source<br>Electronic Modules<br>Background<br>Defining the Maker Movement<br>Engages the …

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

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Inference chart<p>Inference---The chart presented in this visual could be used for middle school grades. Students compare and contrast inferring what …

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

Whenever I’m asked the question, “How do we fix education?” I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within …

Pedagogy

Figurative Language STATIONS - Common Core

Figurative Language Stations with Task Cards: Would you like your students more clear on figurative language and sound devices? Motivate them with …

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15 Tips and Tools for Teaching Grammar

Who doesn’t love grammar? Well, most people as it turns out. The subject is often regarded as tedious by students, if not also by many teachers. …

8 Classroom Management Tips--From Google?

by <b>Jennifer Rita Nichols</b><p>One of the biggest struggles facing new teachers is figuring out how to effectively manage a classroom.<p>This is very different …

Remake Your Class Part 1: Planning for a Collaborative Learning Environment

Using Google Classroom to Differentiate Assignments - Teacher Tech

Creative Commons License by Eric Rice via Flickr<p>What is nice about a digital environment is the ability to differentiate. Google Classroom allows you …

Using Google Forms Instead of Worksheets - Teacher Tech

As a follow up to my post on not posting PDF’s of worksheets for students to annotate, here are directions for providing students feedback via a …

GAFE: Automate The Grading Process With Flubaroo

In this age of technology, no teacher should ever have to grade a multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank assessment again. Let your computer do that by …

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that …

Pedagogy

Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment

Complete Coverage<p>Formative assessment is critical to a teacher's ability to adapt lessons and check for student understanding. New technology has …

Education Technology