Hello! I am a reading teacher for struggling 6-8th graders. I have been trying to teach my students to summarize but they are really struggling with the concept. They seem to have trouble deciding which details are important and usually include many that are not needed. I have tried selective hi-lighting but many of them end up hi-lighting almost the whole page. Are there any ideas on how I can help my student determine what to include in a summary? I would like this skill to lead into… Continue
Added by Diana Irvine on September 30, 2009 at 8:35pm —
Here's a little true tale I'll call The custodian and the ditcher.
Walking back to class during my planning period I just spied a student being read the riot act... by the school's custodian. It was an African American man speaking to an African American teen telling him about how "he needed to get to class, grab onto this chance for school" while giving him a heads up as to how there are just a whole "mess of people that want to simply turn kids like him into little… Continue
With the development of technology, education is not the way it was before. Educators are facing the challenge of finding creative ways to teach. Students have to prepare themselves to the competitive world. Colleges need to work more efficiently, put the energy actually in teaching and doing research.
As we know, PDF format is rich in file integrity, regardless of the application used to create them, PDF files can look the same as the original format. No matter text, video, 3D,… Continue
Added by Melvin James on September 29, 2009 at 8:50pm —
Facebook just posted some useful tips for educators who use the popular social networking service to communicate with their students. They are pretty basic tips that are good reminders for any adults who work with kids as a teacher, scout master or youth pastor. And parents too.
Privacy is important, especially on social networking…
Is it okay to feel good? Is it okay to be FIRED UP? Do we spend enough time genuinely recognizing the joy that is the teaching profession?
I mean I just got done with an IMMENSE amount of work. Papers, lesson plans, a trip to Jacksonville, Florida where I did a student assembly for a few hundred at-risk middle school kids about the value of school, education and making good choices (a total HOME-RUN, btw... I mean kids are kids are kids and anyone who doesn't think so,… Continue
Added by Alan Sitomer on September 29, 2009 at 6:30am —
The latest news is that Sony has also entered the E-Book reader market. The mobile eBook applications are not far behind, Safari's bookbag application for iPhone is one such example. This indicates that the eBook technology is definitely gaining momentum.
Combining eBooks technology with the collaborative social learning platforms will definitely changing the way we study in classrooms.… Continue
Added by judy jacob on September 29, 2009 at 5:01am —
I am looking for a class to have a book club with. We would have weekly readings. Each student would weekly write a comment and respond to a comment. We are a second grade class and would like to work together with a class close to our age. We also need to be able to communicate in English only sorry.
Please Let Us Know!
We are also looking at a paper airplane project in the Spring.
Added by Ian Snyder on September 28, 2009 at 3:44pm —
What free tools are these giants of the software industry providing to Education?
Both Microsoft and Google offer an evolving set of free online tools specifically for the education community. This week and next we’ll take a brief look at these offerings. I imagine we’ll find a good deal to like about both sets of applications, given the price and ease of a hosted (i.e. Internet based) tool set. Before starting I should add that Microsoft and Google are certainly not the only… Continue
Added by Kelly Walsh on September 28, 2009 at 3:00pm —
iLearn have a link to a great site called Story Cove. After you register, (a quick and painless process), you have access to online stories that are told through short movies and come complete with teacher notes. All the stories are based on popular folk tales from around the world. A great resource for K-2.
I am sure that you have encounter the same questions, over and over, about why learning French. I did and for that reason, I strongly beleive that when school start in September, foreign language teachers should begin with a lesson plan that may last for a week on the reasons to learn a foreign language.
For French, often I hear that we do not need to learn it, because Spanish is more important. I like to answer them but prefer when they found the answer… Continue
Added by Andree Carten on September 27, 2009 at 7:22am —
The Elsewhereness online weekly magazine is an outgrowth of the "Elsewhere" social community network project - a grassroots movement and independent community dedicated to fine art and social visualization driven by a Middle East-based team of photojournalists and visual artists. Both projects are completely volunteer-based.