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Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.

Oct
17
2014
PowerUp is a great source for expanding your personal professional development. From our curated Teacher Playlists and our resource-rich Instructional Strategy Guides in ELA and Math, to our suggestions for integrating technology, PowerUp is full of... More...
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Oct
9
2014
“Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text." (Common Core State Standards: College and Career... More...
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Oct
1
2014
How can assessment improve both teaching and learning? A critical goal of student assessment is to improve teaching and learning. Beyond offering ways to collect and analyze data, educational technology can play an important role in enhancing and... More...
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Sep
24
2014
“Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies.” ... More...
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Sep
19
2014
Do you have students whose first language is not English? Have they recently come from another country and are learning English? Are you looking for meaningful, inclusive learning activities? One highly-engaging way to include every student is to... More...
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Sep
16
2014
Every fall, with the beginning of school year, teachers and students take time to get organized.  Teachers set up their classrooms, arrange their schedule, and gather needed materials. Students load up backpacks, make plans with friends, and begin... More...
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Sep
10
2014
Both teachers and students can find value in using Learning Logs. For a student, it is a way to keep a record of what he or she is doing and learning in terms of knowledge and skills—right then, as the learning occurs. It is especially helpful for... More...
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Sep
8
2014
Laurie Lee, leelh@rss.k12.nc.us , is an Exceptional Children's Program Specialist in the Rowan Salisbury Schools in North Carolina. She supports special education teachers in the areas of instruction and compliance.  Additionally, she provides... More...
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Sep
3
2014
As a mathematics coach at an elementary school, I met with teachers at the end of last year to set professional development goals for this year. They all agreed, “Let’s focus on modeling.”  Striving to meet the needs of their students in relation to... More...
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Aug
28
2014
Lately, when I’ve been the passenger during a long car ride, I’ve been listening to The Moth Radio Hour (www.themoth.org), where “true stories are told live.” I love hearing the excitement in a storyteller’s voice as I follow the arc of a story. I... More...
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