Kate Smith

40 Flips | 8 Magazines | @KateSmith6tgd | Pre-service Journalism Teacher | Ball State University | December 2018

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment

It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the …

5 Ways to Make Teaching High School Vocabulary Fun and Interesting

For Teachers Updated November 8, 2017<p>Five Ways to make Teaching High School Vocabulary Fun and Interesting<p>By Room 241 Team <i>•</i> January 30, 2013<p>Teachers …

5 Brain-Based Vocabulary Activities for the Secondary Classroom

<b>Trying to find some new practice activities for your existing vocabulary units? These brain-based vocabulary approaches are unique – perhaps just</b> …

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

'TodaysMeet is a great web tool for creating backchannels with your students. It is very easy and simple to use. You can use it in your class to …

How to Make the Standards Work for You

From my perspective, testing - not standards - is what is hurting the classroom.<p>Standards were created as an aide and a checklist of what we should …

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Teaching Students Not Standards

However, I think it's important to clarify that we don't really teach standards. We teach children. Standards are simply guidelines, and these …

KQED

Is it possible for teachers to meet standards without teaching in a standardized way? This question is at the heart of the ambivalence around Common …

7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms

<i>istock</i><p>Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class. Here’s why she thinks all kids should do …

What Are Some Types of Assessment?

"Assessment should be deliberately designed to improve and educate student performance, not merely to audit as most school tests currently do." …

40 Alternative Assessment Ideas for Learning

When people think of <b>assessment</b>, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. <b>Assessment</b> does not always have to involve paper …

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The Complexities of Student Motivation

Alex Baron closes out a week of guest blogging with an analysis of the complexities of student motivation. How do we know whether a student needs a …

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9 Powerful Note Taking Apps for Mac Users

November 23, 2017 If you are looking for some good note taking apps other than the default Notes app that comes with your Mac the list below has you …

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How to Get Your Mind to Read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologies. The problem is not bad reading habits …

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Bringing Mobile Learning to Syria

<b>Funzi and UNDP Syria have partnered to deliver mobile learning to vulnerable populations in conflict areas</b><p>In a war zone, the sad truth is that …

Indigenous language classes at RRC

Red River College now has two new Indigenous language courses open for registration and the college says teaching Indigenous languages is key to its …

“‘Questions are to a Teacher What the Lasso of Truth is to Wonder Woman'”

‘Questions are to a Teacher What the Lasso of Truth is to Wonder Woman’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Adeyemi …

Episode #21: Modeling Behaviors We Want to See with Starr Sackstein | Rethinking Learning

<i>Starr Sackstein is Director of Humanities K-12 in West Hempstead Union Free School District in New York. She is Social Media Manager of ECET2 and</i> …

Universities are failing their students through poor feedback practices

Educators and students often struggle to learn from each other through the use of feedback. Our research into feedback practices has found that …

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Understanding Fluency Tables for Progress Monitoring in Reading

Listening to a student read, even for a minute, can be one of the ways a teacher determines a student's ability to comprehend text through fluency. …

Inside Reporting

“This is exactly the text I need to teach this course. As someone who has worked in both newspapers and television, I recognize its grounding in …

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The Frayer Model

Alternatives to Assessment

Subscribe: Android | RSS<p>With all of the problems associated with standardized testing and school assessments in general, is it finally time to start …

How to use the Frayer Model - TeachLikeThis

Frayer Model

How to Use<p><b>1. Select Key Vocabulary</b><p>Pre-select key vocabulary words and make copies of graphic organizer.<p><b>2. Provide Graphic Organizer</b><p>Provide copies of …

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Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

Though the harmful effects of plastic on wildlife and human health are well-documented, the versatile material is hard to avoid. Nearly everything we …

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Sites With High-Quality Informational Text

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use …

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