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Language-Learning Ideas<p>Find creative ideas, suggestions and tips for improving world language instruction in Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, …

Fact, Feeling, and Argument: Helping Students Tell the Difference

<b>1. Don’t Ignore the Issues</b><p>I have found, through studying, observing and teaching in many classrooms, that teachers choose to ignore issues of the …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Resources by Topic:<p>Curriculum-Planning Tips and Strategies<p>Countdown to Your First Year: Making Planning Manageable: Need help figuring out where to …

13 Strategies to Improve Classroom Discussions (& Anchor Charts!)

Leo Tolstoy’s <i>The Two Brothers</i> tells the story of two brothers who are offered the opportunity to find happiness. One chooses to go on a journey and …

Gaining Understanding on What Your Students Know

Designing An Exit Ticket<p>Teachers design their own exit tickets. A good exit ticket is linked to the objective of the lesson, focusing on one …

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Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students Teacher Paul Hankins with some of his books.<p>See more<p>Jake Makes a …

Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide

A new challenge is emerging from the cracks of the digital divide: digital readiness — helping those who have Internet access, but lack the skills to …

Which Digital Media Are Worthy of Classroom Use?

<b>Start with a highly skilled team.</b> Our editors and 30-plus expert teachers from around the world were selected because of their strong education, …

Read & Write - A Great Chrome App That is Now Free for Teachers

Read & Write for Google is a fantastic Chrome app that was initially free then moved to a premium subscription model. Today, I learned that it is …

ELA / Literacy - ELA / Literacy Lessons

09/19/14<p>1 FILE<p>A Maasai man relates his 9/11 experiences with his African villagers. After asking for permission from the elders, he offers his …

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Curriculet<p>Independent reading program for grades 3-12 with built-in curriculum and assessments to encourage closer reading in print or online<p>FREE …

11 Common Core-Mapped EdTech Tools Teachers Love

In March, we launched a new discovery tool called Common Core Explorer. Common Core Explorer provides intuitive filters for teachers to use to …

109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category

<b>109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Content Area</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>While standardized content isn’t exactly in our wheelhouse, if you’re …

Blogging to meet CCSS and ISTE Standards

Technology enters our classrooms at a sometimes head-spinning pace. As educators, we want technology to inspire student learning and creativity. …

Mathematics - Mathematics Lessons

01/02/14<p>1 FILE<p>What we like about this lesson Mathematically: Addresses standards 5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2 Provides concrete examples for the need of …

Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning

In the earliest part of my career, I wrote full procedural lesson plans that spelled out to the letter the questions I would ask AND the answers I …

ReadWorks Adds Vocabulary Lists to Accompany Common Core-aligned Reading Passages

ReadWorks is a free service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and nearly two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to …

Digital Tools for Pairing Literary and Informational Texts and Close Reading Skills | Emerging Education Technologies

<b>Final Post in Series Looking at Apps and Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand</b><p><i>Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are</i> …

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

Kickstart that school year.<p>And if you have any prompts that have worked well for you in the past (either as a student or a teacher), feel free to add them in the comments!

SAMR – The common truth

There’s lots of talk of the SAMR model, which simplifies the common process that people go through when introducing any technology, designed by <b>Ruben</b> …

Top 10 of 2014, No. 1: Libraries, reinvented

eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and school libraries are No. 1<p>Each year, the <i>eSchool News</i> …