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Cut Down Grading Time with This 3-Step Homework Hack

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Young 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Students never appreciate working hard on a homework assignment, only to have it go ungraded for days, sometimes even weeks. It’s easy to get behind, but with this 3-step homework hack, you’ll be…Continue

Booktrack Classroom Creates an Immersive Reading Experience

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Over the weekend, we came across Booktrack, a free web application that syncs digital books to audio, resulting in an immersive reading experience.Students can…Continue

Teach Beginning Readers Genre With This Free, Interactive Map

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One of the best ways to help beginning readers discover books they’ll love is by teaching them about genre. Thanks to the folks over at…Continue

Universe Sandbox: A Cool Web Application for STEM Teachers

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Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator that is just as much about breaking scientific laws as it is about learning them.Most astronomy software…Continue

 

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Colleen Young replied to Karen Cameron's discussion Cut Down Grading Time with This 3-Step Homework Hack
"I totally agree that teachers need to spend time teaching and planning their lessons but I must confess I don't like this hack. As a parent I would not be amused if a child of mine told me they were doing 1 or 2 of the above!  As a Maths…"
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Cut Down Grading Time with This 3-Step Homework Hack

Students never appreciate working hard on a homework assignment, only to have it go ungraded for days, sometimes even weeks. It’s easy to get behind, but with this 3-step homework hack, you’ll be able to cut down on your grading time and get back to what you do best—teach.Step 1                                              A student collects the homework and, on a separate class roster page, marks a check next to the student’s name for an assignment handed in.Step 2 The papers then go to…See More
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Universe Sandbox: A Cool Web Application for STEM Teachers

Universe Sandbox is an interactive space simulator that is just as much about breaking scientific laws as it is about learning them.Most astronomy software allows you to click your away around the solar system, but Universe Sandbox is a powerful gravity simulator. Add another star to our solar system and watch it rip the planets from their orbits. Create impossible planet alignments and watch it all unravel.The very fact that students can dismantle…See More
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The Best of the Week: Volume 3

There’s never enough time to blog and reblog all of the interesting resources we find during the week, so we decided to start a Best of the Week List where we share all of the education-related blogs, articles, apps and resources we come across every week.Classroom ManagementUsing Evidence to Impose Discipline Fairly…See More
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Write on the Classroom Windows: A Simple Student Engagement Strategy

I bookmarked Eric Berngen’s blog back in February, but like a lot of sites I add to my visual bookmarking tool, I forgot to repost it!As Eric aptly points out in his post, capturing the hearts and attention of our students often requires us to take an unconventional route. Here’s how Berngen…See More
Apr 8
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15 of Our Favorite Brain Breaks for Students

If you’re not familiar with them, brain breaks are short activities that offer students a reprieve from routine learning activities. Not only are brain breaks fun, they’re a simple way to refocus students’ energy and get them back on track.We shared a collection of brain breaks back in December, but thanks to Liz over at…See More
Apr 1
Karen Cameron replied to Karen Cameron's discussion Common Core Writing Prompts for Students
"That's what I've found, too, Victoria. Thank you for reading!"
Apr 1
Victoria Clark replied to Karen Cameron's discussion Common Core Writing Prompts for Students
"Awesome! It is great to build your students confidence in their own writing. So when the time comes for them to take a test, getting a writing prompt won't be scary, it will be enjoyable! "
Mar 31
Sameh Eid replied to Karen Cameron's discussion Common Core Writing Prompts for Students
"That's really very useful . Thanks"
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Common Core Writing Prompts for Students

Like any craft or trade, writing is a skill that improves when our students practice it—and practice it often. Although I’ve known many teachers who believe “bell-ringers,” warm-ups or informal writing reflections are a poor use of time, I still stand by them. Because I do not “grade” reflections in the traditional sense (students receive credit simply for completing the assignment) I find that students are often more willing to take risks. In fact, many students regularly comment that these…See More
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Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT), online degree programs since 1990. Marygrove's online masters degree programs provide teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The programs are designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

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Reflections on Student Engagement: Don’t “Zsa Zsa Gabor” Them

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names."

-Zsa Zsa Gabor



A few years ago, my fledgling kid brother walked into his first class at Central Michigan University. It was in one of those stadium-sized lecture halls—you know the kind: a wall of vertical-sliding chalkboards and a…

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5 No-Nonsense, No Fluff Websites &Teacher Apps

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 7:53am 0 Comments



iPhone_With_Aps Apps for your iPhone and/or iPad can make your job a lot easier. We’d like to share what we think are 5 of the best teacher apps out there. These will not only keep you organized, but place helpful resources at your fingertips.



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Outdoor Schools. Kid-Tested. Walt Whitman Approved.

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Walt Whitman This morning I opened my email and was greeted by a link to an article profiling what is commonly being referred to as an "outdoor school" or “nature preschool.” We usually blog about issues concerning Educational Leadership and…

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Public Speaking, Death and Twitter in the Classroom

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:54am 0 Comments

How many times have you said something about public speaking or your reluctance to give speeches and had someone come right back with the threadbare cliché about how “one study” found that “the average person fears public speaking more than death?

Who conducted this study,…

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At 7:24am on June 19, 2013, AMBREEN AMER said…
  • Hi, I am Ambreen Amer I would appreciate if you give some feed back  about the barriers and difficulties faced by some institutions in being able to embed ICT fully. as I am doing a project on it

At 7:57am on June 17, 2013, AizaUmair said…

hi

I am from Pakistan and i need your help regarding ICT

 
 
 

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