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Monday, November 13

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    - www.ScratchGarden.com and www.Grammaropolis.com have animations that help students visualize language concepts.
    “Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8), http://bit.ly/2gba0GI
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    • Classkick – https://www.classkick.com is a free formative feedback tool to use with high-level student tasks. The teacher uploads the tasks, has students complete them on a device, and can then view each student’s work and provide feedback.
    • Newsela – www.newsela.com provides topical informational texts at different Lexile levels, some with quizzes and some in Spanish.
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    - Teaching Engineering: https://www.teachengineering.org
    - Rutgers Today: http://bit.ly/2vEuRWB
    Leveled-Reading Text Resources
    - New York Times Kids Blog: http://www.nytimes.com/section/learning
    - Tween Tribune: http://tweentribune.com/
    - Epic Books: https://www.getepic.com/
    - Kids Discover: http://www.kidsdiscover.com/quick-reads/
    - Common Lit: http://www.commonlit.org/
    - ReadWorks: http://www.readworks.org/
    - Starfall: http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/play.htm?f
    - Breaking News English: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com
    - For the Teachers: http://www.fortheteachers.org/reading_skills/
    - ThinkCERCA: http://www.thinkcerca.com/
    - NewsELA: https://newsela.com/
    - News in Levels: http://www.newsinlevels.com/
    - Unite for Literacy: http://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
    - Bookbox: https://www.youtube.com/user/bookboxinc
    - Center for the Study of Adult Literacy: http://csal.gsu.edu/content/are-you-learner

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Friday, September 22

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    - www.ScratchGarden.com and www.Grammaropolis.com have animations that help students visualize language concepts.
    “Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8), http://bit.ly/2gba0GI
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    PLC by"
    EDSITEment –
    • Classkick – https://www.classkick.com is a free formative feedback tool to use with high-level student tasks. The teacher uploads the tasks, has students complete them on a device, and can then view each student’s work and provide feedback.
    • Newsela – www.newsela.com provides topical informational texts at different Lexile levels, some with quizzes and some in Spanish.
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    https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-class-big-ability-differences-todd-finley
    Best Social Studies Websites
    Real-World STEM Problem Resources
    - National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges: http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges.aspx
    - Boston Museum of Science Engineering Everywhere: https://eie.org/engineering-everywhere/curriculum-units
    - Engineering Is Elementary Curriculum Units: https://eie.org/eie-curriculum/curriculum-units
    - eGIF Dream Up the Future: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org
    - PBS’s Design Squad: http://pbskids.org/designsquad/
    - Teaching Engineering: https://www.teachengineering.org
    - Rutgers Today: http://bit.ly/2vEuRWB

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Monday, June 19

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    “Teaching a Class with Big Ability Differences” by Todd Finley in Edutopia, April 13, 2017,
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-class-big-ability-differences-todd-finley
    Best Social Studies Websites
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Friday, May 26

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    Whole Brain Teaching Free Website and Registration: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=135:whole-brain-teachers-of-america&Itemid=105
    Instruction videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
    Growth Mindset
    The
    Mindset: The Stanford Project
    Online music resources – Oakland, California 4th-grade teacher Cathy Robinson recommends several websites with music that can be used for instructional purposes:
    - www.flocabulary.com uses hip-hop to teach concepts K-12;
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    - www.ScratchGarden.com and www.Grammaropolis.com have animations that help students visualize language concepts.
    “Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8), http://bit.ly/2gba0GI
    New!!!
    "Websites to PLC by"
    • EDSITEment – www.edsitement.neh.gov has standards-aligned lesson plans, student resources, and close readings in ELA, foreign languages, art and culture, history and social studies.
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    • Literacy Design Collaborative – www.ldc.org has teacher-created lessons and modules geared to college and career readiness in ELA, social studies, science, and math, including task templates, rubrics, and student anchor papers.
    • Illustrative Mathematics – www.illustrativemathematics.org has math tasks geared to Common Core standards.
    Access to radio stations worldwide – Radio Garden provides a map of the world and allows you to zero in on and listen to radio stations all over the planet. Amazing!
    http://radio.garden/live/boston-ma/zumix-radio-wzmr/
    Online Tools to Scaffold Work for Struggling Readers and Writers
    In this Edutopia article, Todd Finley suggests ways to address the challenge of a wide range of achievement levels by differentiating, providing choice, baking assessments into every lesson, and providing scaffolding for reading and writing. Here are some tech tools for the last item:
    - Rewordify https://rewordify.com - A text compactor that simplifies and shortens readings;
    - Tween Tribune from the Smithsonian http://www.tweentribune.com - Similar to Newsela, adjustable to four Lexile levels, with audio versions for additional support;
    - Comprehension Bookmarks http://www.ccsoh.us/Downloads/Reading%20Processes.pdf for readers who are struggling with a complex text;
    - For academic writing, here’s a word bank of transitions: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Transitions.html; an essay structure graphic: http://images.slideplayer.com/18/5709021/slides/slide_8.jpg; and sentence frames http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/wp-content/uploads/docs/migrant_el-17.pdf.
    “Teaching a Class with Big Ability Differences” by Todd Finley in Edutopia, April 13, 2017,
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/teaching-class-big-ability-differences-todd-finley

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Wednesday, March 15

  1. page home edited ... Whole Brain Teaching Free Website and Registration: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/index.ph…
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    Whole Brain Teaching Free Website and Registration: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=135:whole-brain-teachers-of-america&Itemid=105
    Instruction videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
    NEW!!!
    Growth Mindset
    The Stanford Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS – https://www.perts.net) are offering online growth mindset training modules for teachers and encouraging grassroots efforts to spread effective practices.
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    - www.ScratchGarden.com and www.Grammaropolis.com have animations that help students visualize language concepts.
    “Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8), http://bit.ly/2gba0GI
    New!!!
    "Websites to PLC by"
    • EDSITEment – www.edsitement.neh.gov has standards-aligned lesson plans, student resources, and close readings in ELA, foreign languages, art and culture, history and social studies.
    • Classkick – https://www.classkick.com is a free formative feedback tool to use with high-level student tasks. The teacher uploads the tasks, has students complete them on a device, and can then view each student’s work and provide feedback.
    • Newsela – www.newsela.com provides topical informational texts at different Lexile levels, some with quizzes and some in Spanish.
    • ReadWorks – www.readworks.org provides informational and literary texts at varying reading levels with question sets, as well as elementary lessons and units on reading comprehension.
    • Literacy Design Collaborative – www.ldc.org has teacher-created lessons and modules geared to college and career readiness in ELA, social studies, science, and math, including task templates, rubrics, and student anchor papers.
    • Illustrative Mathematics – www.illustrativemathematics.org has math tasks geared to Common Core standards.

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Tuesday, March 14

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Wednesday, November 23

  1. page home edited ... Growth Mindset The Stanford Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS – https://www.p…
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    Growth Mindset
    The Stanford Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS – https://www.perts.net) are offering online growth mindset training modules for teachers and encouraging grassroots efforts to spread effective practices.
    Online music resources – Oakland, California 4th-grade teacher Cathy Robinson recommends several websites with music that can be used for instructional purposes:
    - www.flocabulary.com uses hip-hop to teach concepts K-12;
    - http://rock2thecore.com has K-5 music aligned to Common Core math and ELA;
    - www.ScratchGarden.com and www.Grammaropolis.com have animations that help students visualize language concepts.
    “Stuck on a Concept? Try Music” by Cathy Robinson in Education Update, November 2016 (Vol. 58, #11, p. 8), http://bit.ly/2gba0GI

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