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Added by Damianne President on April 26, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Adapting the Four Blocks Literacy Model to the 52 Minute Class Period

This year, I formatted my language arts class based on a modified Four Blocks Literacy Model in attempts to create a balanced literacy program that meets the diverse needs of all my students. Although the true four blocks model takes place in a single block class session, I am forced to teach my blocks throughout the week within 52 minute class periods. In a typical week… Continue

Added by Shelley Reichert on April 23, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Seat Pockets

Okay, you might think that seat covers are just for primary classrooms, but I have found them to be of great use for my 8th graders. With the help of my mother-in-law's superb sewing skills, I created seat pockets for each student desk in my classroom. I have five rows with five student desks in each row labeled with a number and a letter A1-A5, B1-B5, C1-C5, D1-D5, and E1-E5. I…

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Added by Shelley Reichert on April 23, 2010 at 10:37am — No Comments

Student Feedback: Creating a "Parking" Lot in My Classroom

Wishing to get more feedback from my students, I created an area on a wall in my classroom I call the "Parking Lot." It's a place where students can "park" their ideas, concerns, or questions about my language arts class. Here are some of the student responses from my 8th graders currently in the lot:

  • Can we arrange…
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Added by Shelley Reichert on April 23, 2010 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Few Teachers Enter the Profession for Money


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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 21, 2010 at 9:37am — No Comments

#edchat Recap: 3 Ways to Reward Successful and Innovative Teachers

Merit Pay Gone Wrong

This week's #edchat, "How should successful & innovative teaching and teachers be rewarded?" was incredibly appropriate in light of Florida's controversial Senate Bill 6 this week that faced strong opposition and even…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 15, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kids Are Authors Contest by Scholastic

Authentic Practice with the Writing Process

Scholastic's Kids are Authors Contest is an annual contest for grades K-8 designed to motivate young authors to use their reading, writing, and artistic skills to create and publish their own books. Students are encouraged to work in teams of three or more to write and illustrate their own fiction or…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 14, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Online Assignments are Naturally Dynamic - eLearningToday.TV




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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 13, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Managing Complex Change

If educators plan to transform their schools into institutions that
promote 21st century learning skills, systemic change must occur. This
sort of change will require not only significant resources, but the
type of transformation we are looking for will require highly effective
leadership– leadership that fosters meaningful change. MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on April 12, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Technology is Changing the Way We Teach | Cyndi Danner-Kuhn



Last week's Blogger of the Week, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, took some time out of teaching and blogging to reflect on her love of learning and technology tools in an interview. To learn more about Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's blog Technology Bits, Bytes, and Nibbles: News, Tips, Tricks & Resources… Continue

Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 12, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

Full Circle of Integration

Integration, "is an act or instance of combining into an integral whole, " by the definition provided by dictionary.com. However, what does integration mean to education today? After a conversation I had with a friend last week in my opinion, integration has come full circle in the world of education...



Last week as I sat having dinner and conversing with a friend she began to ask about how I was coming along in my Teacher Ed. program here at the university, (by the way my friend is… Continue

Added by Kristina Bieschke-Baker on April 12, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments

Participation in PLN Survey

Please complete my PLN survey here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHB4aTEtRmlFQld4UEduQ0Nfa0t4MHc6MA

Added by Damianne President on April 12, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

My Dissertation Research

Here's my latest tweet. I hope you can help!!

http://bit.ly/baVYhW - Work in higher education? Please help with my dissertation research. Survey takes about 15 minutes. THX! RT PLZ!

Added by Larry Davies on April 11, 2010 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Didactología

I love this article and I suggest reading this blog!!

http://didactologica.blogspot.com/

Added by Patricia Chujman on April 10, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Are Your Students LEGO Smart? | Creativity Contest

LEGO Smart Contest Builds Problem Solvers



Calling all teachers, home educators, after-school program directors, and any other educators working with k-12 students - are your students LEGO smart? "Being LEGO® SmartTM is more than

building with LEGO bricks. It's having the ability to work in teams,

solve problems, and create solutions. It means understanding key

science, technology,…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 9, 2010 at 10:32am — No Comments

Do We Trust Our Classroom Teachers?


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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 8, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Resources for Celebrating National Library Week

National Library Week, first sponsored in 1958, is an annual celebration of the contributions of America's libraries and librarians sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across

the country.



Our nation's school, academic, public and special libraries make an impact in the lives of students today more than ever and serve as crucial technology hubs for people in need of free web

access and…

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Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Is that a Walkman? 5 Ways to Use iPods in the Classroom



Apple's iPod has transformed the way people interact with music as well as the music industry itself. Anyone who has stepped in a classroom in the last few years can see that the iPod has also transformed our students. The trick is not fearing this technology, but harnessing it as a powerful tool for education. The iPod has the power to transform education as it has the music industry. Here are a few ways you can use the iPod in… Continue

Added by Amanda Kenuam on April 6, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Antithesis of Flash Mobs - How Professional Learning Communities Are Changing Education

networking

If you live in the United States, you've undoubtedly heard in the media recently about the phenomena of flash mobs. As a resident of the greater Philadelphia area, flash mobs are in the news regularly as teens in the city have already vandalized houses and businesses by organizing the events on Facebook and other social media. Not only is it criminal, it is incredibly easy for law enforcement to track these…

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Added by Thomas J. West on April 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Generations Connecting to Each Other via Blogging

While managing my first graders blog site, I came across a comment that really made me smile. It was in response to one of my student's blogs and it read,


"This is my first blog response ever!" Love Grampa.


This young generation is reaching out to their grandparents and introducing them to blogging. I don't think anyone should worry about whether technology and social media will be used in the schools in the future. It is here and, as…
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Added by Irene Farmer on March 30, 2010 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

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It is with certainty that we can say that the future of education is looking very bright. Today the kids are taught so many new innovations that we adults couldn't have imagined learning at school. They are also given exposure to more practical lessons. Integration with the latest technology and the accessibility to global platforms have made the industry take a whole new perspective towards imparting knowledge to students. Though the current generation is much advanced and keep up with the…See More
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