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August 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Websites for Young Learners of English (YLE)(1)

english-trainer.blogspot.com

If you are teaching to Young Learners Of English(YLE ),those website can be really beneficial for your pupils.



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1.http://storybird.com/ 

It is a website for digital…

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Added by Azize Beşik on August 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Common Language not in Common Core

Going back to school means that teachers and students will confront two philosophical statements. One statement is the school’s mission statement that quite literally confronts them as they enter a school building. The second statement is the statement of purpose for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that currently guides the curriculum for K-12 teachers in states that adopted the CCSS.



Here is an interesting exercise. Below, there are three randomly selected school mission…

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Added by Colette Marie Bennett on August 31, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Would we want to read a student's mind?

The Advanced Virtuality Lab at the Interdisciplinary Centre in Israel and the Beziers Technology Institute in France have used fMRI scanner to allow someone to control a robot with thought alone.…

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Added by Richard Nelson on August 31, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

QR Codes: A Wealth of Information Stored in a Little Square



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Added by Lynda Hall on August 31, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Are We Reaching Middle Schoolers?

A new Gallup poll studied factors related to student engagement, optimism, and well-being revealed that students scored relatively high on all these factors.

Except when you examine the…

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Added by ruthschapira on August 30, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Teaching About Reconstruction of the U.S. After the Civil War

 

This post is for my friends that begin their American History course with a Reconstruction Unit. I will share lesson ideas that I used during my years of teaching Part 2 of U.S. History and in my AP class. In my Part 2 U.S. History classes, it had been several years since students had taken the first half of U.S. History in 8th grade, yet at that…

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Added by Debra Collett on August 30, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Teaching About Pre-Columbian Native Americans

 

Teaching About Pre-Columbian Native American Cultures

 

It’s time to plan that first social studies unit. Some of us have the lesson plan pretty much handed to us by the state or district, and told not to veer off of it. Others are given standards as guidelines, but are left to our own creativity and students’ needs to determine how we will teach them. Some of us fall in between. If you are in the first group, you’re probably not looking for new ideas, but if…

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Added by Debra Collett on August 26, 2012 at 12:14am — No Comments

Teaching about Explorers

 

 

The Age of Exploration…oh such a big topic and so little time to teach. Most scope and sequences don’t provide for a lot of time-or a lot of depth on this subject in American history classes. Fortunately it is also taught in the World history curriculum so the burden is split. In this post I will share ideas that can be used in both courses at the middle grade and high school levels, and sprinkle in some tips and resources for elementary. To see details about the…

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Added by Debra Collett on August 23, 2012 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Student Standardization

As I was driving recently, I heard a commercial on the radio that really grabbed my attention. It was from a real estate organization that was talking about the advantages of owning a home. What grabbed my attention was a statement claiming that children of homeowners score better on standardized tests. I couldn’t believe it. Somebody was using the potential of a child’s success on a standardized test to get people to consider buying houses.…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 23, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Creative Commons, Copyright & You







Understanding copyright laws can be very difficult…
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Added by Lynda Hall on August 23, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Applying to Study at a USA College

Curated links for overseas students considering applying to a USA College.
http://www.scoop.it/t/usacollege

Added by Shamblesguru on August 23, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

A great video/lesson educational site for teachers!

Here's a terrific website that I discovered with educational videos, lessons, and games for kids from K-12.  All videos are reviewed for appropriateness, accuracy, and safety:

http://www.neok12.com/

Added by Rae Ross on August 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Warren School's 11th Growing Season is in Full Bloom

HARVEST OF DREAMS

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has…..  Margaret Mead

 

When we first brainstormed the idea of a schoolyard community garden back in 2002, Paula Cassidy (former Warren School principal) and I (former 6th grade teacher; presently Elementary Wellness Teacher and Educational Technologist) wanted the garden to be a way…

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Added by Alisa Wright on August 20, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Story of JANO HINDI BEE

This is the story of ”Jano Hindi Bee”. We are always trying to find ways to motivate our kids in Hindi class to talk in Hindi. As all kids come from different backgrounds it becomes hard for a teacher to constantly talk in Hindi and make kids talk in Hindi. We get motivated by constant parents’ effort of teaching kids our national language here in US and we are always thinking of ways to increase Hindi conversation in kids’ life, that’s how we started JANO INDIA –…

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Added by Ruchita Parat on August 17, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

What are Twitter Hashtags?





Twitter hashtags can be very confusing especially for people who are new to Twitter. In a nutshell, a…
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Added by Lynda Hall on August 16, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Dare to Imagine: Schools of the Future

Added by Scott Rocco on August 16, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

First Day of School Lesson Ideas

The first day of school. Do you still get the tingles when you think of it? I bet your students do. You want to set just the right tone for the fresh new school year. You want to keep that excitement alive in your students. You want to let them know yours is a classroom that will be fun—but still values learning above all. So what do you plan? You probably want to start with an ice-breaker to…

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Added by Debra Collett on August 16, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Differentiation With Pinterest: Promote Personalized Reading Plans



Pinterest.com has emerged on the social media scene with a million and one uses, but one of the best ways to take advantage of this tech tool is for differentiation to build students' reading confidence and interest. When we face the challenge of having unskilled or reluctant readers in our classrooms, Pinterest.com can help us organize reading selections for individual students.…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on August 16, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Homeschoolers announce, "Harvard, here we come!"

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How do you think top colleges such as Harvard feel about admitting potential students who have been homeschooled? Do you think they encourage it? Frown upon it? One Harvard student, a co-founder of a homeschooling group at Harvard called "Homeschoolers Anonymous" is quoted as saying:

“Homeschooling almost prepares you better for college, and especially a college like Harvard,” Hudson says. “As a homeschooler, a lot of it is kind of up to you in taking very personal…

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Added by Yosef Resnick on August 16, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The Connected Conundrum for Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared August Connected Educator Month. To the delight of many connected educators, this was a validation for much of their time spent and their many accomplishments achieved through the use of technology in general, and using the Internet specifically. Many connected educators have gathered virtually to assemble panels, webinars, podcasts and blog posts about all of the advantages of being a “connected educator” and its possibility of transforming education…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on August 15, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments

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The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization for the high-school students. It is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the young ones for their excellent performance at educational establishments. Hence, those who satisfy the membership requirements laid down by the school’s chapter can apply for the NHS membership.How to get into National Honor Society?The first task is to figure out if your school consists of an NHS chapter. And, if it does…See More
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