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100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

10 Summer Pasta Recipes That Take The Work Out Of Dinner

YUM.<p>Summer is all about taking advantage of the beautiful weather. For us, this means two things: filling up on fresh produce and spending as much time outside as possible. That’s why dinner needs to take require minimal time in the kitchen, and it needs to take full advantage of those summer fresh …

Page 9: Assessing Students Using Performance Measures

How will Ms. Begay know if her lesson plans are effective and her students are learning?<p>Page 9: Assessing Students Using Performance …

Two New & Very Useful Writing Frames For Teachers & Students

One of my popular – and most useful – “Best” lists is The Best Scaffolded Writing Frames For Students. It’s certainly one that I consult …

Create Cloze Reading Activities with Google Sheets and Other Tools

A "<b>Cloze Test</b>" is a <b>reading activity</b> where a student is given a <b>reading passage with certain words removed</b>. Sometimes the student is also provided with …

“Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free (For Awhile) Virtual Classrooms

<b> <br>Note: After a closer look, it appears the site is free for a month or so after registration (longer if you have fewer students) and then you have to</b> …

Seventh Grade Language Skill Builders - Analogies

Analogies - CCSS L.7.5.B<p>Links verified on 01/14/2017<p>Pick one or two a day and practice this valuable skill. SEE MORE<p>From Readquarium. Select from a …

Literacy educator, Literacy Professor, Literacy and Reading Blog, Reading Instruction

Teacher question: We are trying to raise our third-grade reading scores. What do you think of “platooning” to help us meet that goal? Shanahan …

How to Craft Your Featured Images With Google Drawings

Are you looking for a free and easy way to craft your featured images? Have you heard of Google Drawings? If not, read on. Google Drawings is a free …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The potential that comes from neuroplasticity—the capacity to change the structure and function of the brain through learning—provides the foundation …

Teaching

New Google Sites Customise Title and Banner Section

Teach and learn from everywhere in the classroom with Google Cast for Education

Posted by Max Kirsch, Product Manager, Cast for Education<i><br>Editor's note: Yesterday we announced four new ways to help teachers engage their classes</i> …

17 Chrome Extensions for You - Teacher Tech

17 Chrome Extensions<p>Try out these 17 Chrome extensions to add functionality to your Chrome browser.<p>Try Chrome Extensions<p>Chrome extensions add …

43 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Ways to Fill Blank Walls

Frame More Than Just Artwork<p><b>Copy This Look</b>: Repurpose an old wooden frame and a steel magazine storage bucket to create a unique wall …

80+ Best Furniture Websites For Online Shopping Like A Design Expert

Because who doesn't want to redecorate without leaving their couch?<p>In the name of online shopping that doesn't fry your brain, we scoured our archives and picked our editors' brains for the best furniture stores on the web. Here's to never standing in line or dealing with a moody sales associate …

Another Collection of Some Good Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers

May 10, 2016<br>Google Drive is quickly becoming an elementary component in teachers toolkit. Besides its cloud storage services, Drive provides a …

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

<b>50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at.<p>Google Chrome become the de …

A Step by Step Guide on How to Create Interactive Presentations Using The New Google Slides Features

• 'Under "Audience Tools," find a question you'd like to display.<br>• Click Present.<br>• To change the question, find a different question and click Present.<br>• To …

A Techy Teacher's Toolbox: More Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Teaching with Technology

Chrome extensions are fantastic additions to your already awesome Chrome browser. I’ve written before about some amazing Chrome extensions, but I’ve …

Google Drive

7 big Google changes and how they help educators

Tens of millions of students and teachers worldwide use Google tools in the classroom. Students are creating and collaborating, researching and …

Google

5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture

Here are five different things that I’ve done in my own classroom that’s helped build a positive culture in both my 5th grade classroom and middle …

6 Good Chromebooks Apps for Math Teachers

April 30, 2016<br>As we reviewed the Chromebook App chart we previously featured here in <i>EdTech and mLearning</i> we realized that it is lacking in …

10 Ideas for Vocabulary Instruction in Math - Corwin Connect

There is a strong correlation between a student’s word knowledge and future academic success. Evidence shows that what students already know about a …

Pedagogy

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Screencasts on Chromebooks

As I’ve written many times over the years, Screencast-o-Matic is my favorite tool for creating screencast videos on Mac and Windows computers. …

Education Technology

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Tidy up your bedroom with storage right in your headboard. Check out these creative ideas for savvy bedroom storage inspiration.<p>1 of 18<p>Tall …