Saturday, June 24

Teaching Through Technology

Teaching Text Features While Giving Students Choice

There are some great websites out there that offer lessons and resources for teaching text features.  One of my Favorite sites, ReadWriteThink.org has student interactives that can be saved to Google drive.  They also have lessons plans with resources; here’s one on text features. You can also go to Pinterest.  If Twitter has made be smarter and more connected, Pinterest …

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Four Ps of a Fantastic Following

If nobody is following you, then you’re not leading. It’s a phrase that anyone in leadership has heard over and over again. I was recently in a leadership class at my church being led by a person from Kineo Resources. During the session as he was discussing the four reasons people will follow you, I reflected on what I had …

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Cornell Notes: Beyond the Lecture

 This blog was originally published at http://herclutchness.blogspot.com/2014/12/cornell-notes-beyond-lecture.html on December 17, 2015: This post was inspired by collegial conversations with +April Holder and by watching the amazing Jessica Langdon.  I love it and think it is great when a school adopts a way of doing something across grade levels, subjects and content.  When this is done, however, it is easy to get stuck …

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Content Area Websites

We do a lot of blogs about literacy (spoiler alert: there’s literacy in this one, too), so today’s blog is dedicated to Math and the Content Areas. This blog is inspired from the amazing things I learned from #GeniusHour at Wilson Elementary School (You can check out the list of resources HERE.)  As I walked by the table of Ms. Dennison, …

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Is Coding Good for Literacy?

  “Realizing that you can not only change and influence things, but that you can create things that other people can use is very important.” I remember sitting at the dinner table with my eleven year-old son this summer before the Little League All Stars District Tournament as he was reviewing the coach’s signs and telling me what each one …

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Taking off the Training Wheels

By: JT Cox (@JTCox4, +JTCox4) This past summer my four year old son wanted to learn to ride his bike without training wheels. My first thought was, “you’re too little to ride a bike.” Truth be told, I didn’t learn to ride a bike until I was 10 or 11 years old. My Big Wheel served me quite well, thank …

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Google Classroom: Complete with Testimonials

Today’s blog comes from the excellent, engaging, and eager eLearning Coach, Melissa Stewart! GOOGLE CLASSROOM Are you looking for that special piece of technology that makes your life easier?  One that allows you to assign and collect student work online without any hassle (and by “hassle” I mean “paper”)? Are you looking for that tool that helps you manage your …

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Visual Writing Prompts

 This week’s guest blogger is Teacher Librarian, K. Scott Hatton.  Mr. Hatton teaches social studies and runs a fantastic library at River Valley Middle School.  Thank you, Mr. Hatton! Enjoy!   Just glancing at this picture of endearing Muppets certainly fills your heart with nostalgia, leaving it warm and fuzzy.  But it isn’t until reading the prompt that you can …

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Google Doc Templates: Develop, Submit, Borrow

Technology integration starts with substitution.  A great way to ease into technology in the classroom is by using Google Docs to share, assign, grade, publish and collaborate.  Cooler still is Google Doc Templates which allows you to search and use, or create and submit, templates that align with your standards, skills and students! The most effective way to find a template …

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College and Career-Ready Students?

James Kimbell is a third-year teacher at Jeffersonville High School.  This year he teaches students English, Creative Writing and Computers.  We asked him to guest blog and tie together technology and college and career readiness.  Here are his thoughts (Thank you, Mr. Kimbell!):   Thoughts on College and Career Readiness, and How They Apply to Technology by James Kimbell “It …

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