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Socratic Seminars Succeed With Tech Tools!



Over 2400 years ago Socrates figured out that: 
  • Lectures are boring and should not be the sole means of imparting knowledge
  • Regardless of grade or ability level, all students can learn, and learn best when given the opportunity to express themselves, reflecting on what they already know, connecting what they know…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 30, 2012 at 2:00am — 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…

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

Teaching Tots to Twitter Instills Love of Writing: Part II Transform Teaching With Twitter



If students learn to tweet in the primary grades, is it possible we may begin to see an improvement over time in students' writing skills and overall attitude toward writing? I believe Twitter, if properly implemented, can support writing and reading instruction and promote a love of writing. Twitter in the elementary classroom can be essential for establishing the mind-set for students that they all have something worthwhile to say in writing, and there…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on June 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Peachy Keen Presentations!

Have you heard of http://photopeach.com/ ? It's just a peachy site! Students will be able to upload images, choose music to complement the image, add a brief description and voila, there's an amazing slideshow presentation!  Imagine the possibilities in your classroom! Students can use http://photopeach.com/ to summarize a text they have read, using images and sound that capture the main…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Google SketchUp Math and 21st Century Critical Thinking

This is simply a copy of my Blog entry inSwords Edgucation and Tech.

 

       Each time I reach geometry standards in the math curriculum, I find myself trying to make geometry problems more meaningful and interesting. With Google Sketch-up, meaningful instruction has a new solution, providing relevance and more…

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Added by Mitchell Swords on August 20, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

It takes a community to raise a school

We’re inspiring tomorrow’s change agents and empowering them with the skills and tools to effect positive change in their communities. It all starts by engaging the creative, physical, and technical skills that have been identified as necessary to both adapt and thrive in our ever changing world.

We also believe in diverse and dynamic groups. We see great benefit in…

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Added by Brendan O'Keefe on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Diary of a Project Based Learning Lesson - Day 1

As I shared in my last post change was going to keep coming into my classroom as I have decided to move away from lecturing as much as possible. In order to prepare for the lesson I had told them to log in onto their MindMeister.com accounts… Continue

Added by Carmen on February 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

It's Good Reader Boy! 3:30 Weekdays...

I’ve wanted to come up with a clever way for students to remember their thinking for reading strategies.  A list just seems too boring.  One thing I’ve learned in BrainSMART is to connect information to parts of the body to make it more memorable.  So I came up with this…
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Added by Diane Dahl on February 11, 2011 at 9:46pm — 5 Comments

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Added by Angie Rumsey on January 9, 2011 at 6:10pm — 15 Comments

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