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80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom

<b>80 Interesting Ways To Use Google Forms In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>When you think of innovative, edgy, compelling uses of technology, Google …

7 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers

<b>Most educators are familiar with student response systems (SRS) a.k.a. clickers. Common brands are eInstruction, Sentio, TurningPoint, Activote.</b> …

Fisher and Frey

Reading Comprehension<p>Helping Students Make Meaning<p>What can teachers do to help students understand complex texts?<p>Collaborative Learning<p>Student to …

Education Technology

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Can't afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? No worries, just pull up Toporopa on your nearest browser and learn all about the …

Education Technology

30 First Chapter Books for Kids: Series About Boys | Book series, Books and Characters

Create and Share Lessons About the News

Last month I shared five good places for kids to learn about the news. This evening I learned about another good place for students to learn about …

Blogging for Reluctant Writers: Have students share their ideas using sound and video

For students who love to write, composing blog entries is a natural—and effective—way to share their stories and ideas with a wider audience. …

Infographic: 5 Easy Steps to Rockin' Word Walls {12 Days of Literacy} l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

Tool 3: Infographic: 5 Easy Steps to Rockin’ Word Walls<p><b>Teaching vocabulary and extending word learning is one of the most important activities we do</b> …

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

<b>25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area</b><p>Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds …

Teaching Is Reading Instruction--In All Subjects

MzTeachuh: Teaching Is Reading Instruction--In All Subjects: 1. How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? …

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.<p>16 years after enjoying a high school literary education rich in poetry, I am a literature teacher who barely teaches it. So far this year, my 12th grade literature students have read nearly 200,000 words for my class. …

Teaching Questioning in Reading - Before, During and After Lesson

<b>Summary:</b><p>This is a great way to get children to think about creating questions as they read, and in turn, builds their comprehension. In this lesson, …

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.<p>In a 2005 speech to the American Library Association, then-senator Obama described his view of the importance of literacy: “In this new …

How to teach… reading for pleasure

Studies have found that reading for pleasure is more important to a child's educational achievement than their family's wealth or social class. But how to inspire children to ditch the tech (e-readers excepted) and get into reading for fun?<p>Having a couple of nice books in the book corner won't …