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5-Minute Film Festival: 6 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Most educators know TED-Ed publishes amazing animations, but did you know their platform allows users to build lessons by adding questions and notes …

Education Technology

How do we assess understanding?

<i>Part of my role as Teaching and Learning Coordinator involves facilitating and supporting the planning of units of inquiry.</i><p>Planning for inquiry can …

Replacing Skills

I haven’t been blogging here much as my time has been spent working with teachers in their schools, Learning2 and COETAIL…which I love!<b>Replace</b> is my …

Teaching

L2 Remix - Creating Your Own Classroom Guide: RIP Textbooks

<b>Creating Your Own Classroom Guide: RIP Textbooks</b><p>I went to Jeff Utecht's 'Nutshell' session on the final day of L2. As a keen user of Flipboard, I …

A grade 5 learning journey | SharingPYP blog

By on24 July 2014 in approaches to teaching<p>Tasha Cowdy is the PYP Coordinator at the Anglo American School of Moscow, Russia<p><b>A PYP coordinator in an</b> …

Teaching To Inspire In 5th

Teaching To Inspire In 5th

Pair / Share - A Daily Language Activity

Let's face it - we already try to squeeze so much into our daily classes that the prospect of adding one more thing can cause one to break out in a …

KQED

The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to …

Summary of Learning Anchor Charts

Are you ready for another bright idea?<p>We all use anchor charts to introduce concepts in class, and leave them up through the teaching as a reference …

Why your brand-new plane doesn't have a seat-back TV

Earlier this year, I boarded a United flight from Newark to San Diego. After passing the first few rows, a young boy turned to his mother and asked, "Why aren't there any TVs?"<p>"It's probably an older plane," she responded -- but that couldn't be further from the truth.<p>The aircraft, a 737-900 with …

Writer's Workshop Resources and Ideas

<b>Read Aloud of Touchstone/Mentor Texts</b><p><b>Mini-Lessons</b><p>Usually, when teachers use Writing Workshop, they teach using genre studies. Examples are <i>personal</i> …

Teaching

The Inspired Writer blog.

3 Secrets to Great Conferences with Young Writers<p>Oct 24<p>Written by: Suzanne Klein <br>10/24/2011 10:14 PM<p>Conferencing individualizes instruction and …

Teaching

Back-To-School Presentation

Last year I made an “about me” presentation that I used when introducing myself to teachers and students. The goal was to show teachers and students …

Long Range Plan - For Parents!

I follow a blog - http://gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com/ - and she posted her long range plans this morning and I LOVED the format...which …

Teaching To Inspire In 5th

Hook Them from the First Day ... Tips for Back to School

Like it or not, it's nearing that time again ... back to school. I know some of my teacher friends are heading back already!<p>A few days ago on my</b> …

6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour

Genius hour is a great way to allow students to drive their own personalized instruction but where to begin such a big project?<p><b>How to Get …

Teaching

An Upper Grade Perspective on The Daily 5 (New Edition!)

I am so excited to be linking up with Kelley at Buggy for Learning as we venture through the NEW edition of The Daily 5. What? You didn't know there …

Bright Idea: "Laptop Kits" to Keep Computer Supplies Organized

WooHoo! I'm so excited to be participating in the Bright Ideas Link Up once again! And with so many bloggers linking up together, it's like an Idea …

Poetry ... In Reverse

A few years ago I stumbled across the reverse poem, A Lost Generation, by Jonathan Reed. I was blown away by it. Immediately, I knew I wanted to …

Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story

Growing up in the 80’s meant reading loads of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. They were fun, and a little scary, and you died pretty much every …

Education Technology

Digital Information Reading Strategies

Anyone who has been to any of my presentations in the past couple of years knows that I’m passionate about teaching search skills. Not only search …

Education Technology

How To Ground The Kids And Clean The House Without Lifting A Finger

Whoever came up with the idea that grounding kids meant sending them to their rooms clearly wasn't thinking big.<p>Lynette, a mom whose blog typically chronicles her incredible adventures in cake making, posted a photo of what looks to be a chore chart. But instead of monetary incentives, the kids …

I Have Who Has Game Bundle

I Have Who Has Game Bundle: This game bundle contains 50 versions of the popular game "I have... Who has...?" I use these games with third, fourth, …

Gaming

Building Better Reading Responses

Earlier this week I wrote a blog post about Building Better Answers in Math. As I said in that post, the strategies I have been using to build better …

The Best Apps for Automatically Cleaning Up Your Music Library

Your music library is precious. It's full of hard-to-find tracks, ripped CDs, and rare downloads. It might also be a mess. It can be easier to look …