Resource Library

10 Ways to Research with the New York Times

Tools and Templates
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A list of 10 suggestions for how students can access different parts of the New York Times for research projects.

12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses

Article
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College leaders are trying new approaches to teaching and conducting research with digital tools, and some of those approaches could be transformative. The Chronicle of Higher Education has gathered...

504 Plans vs. IEP's

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This vidoes compares and contrasts 504 plans with IEP's.

6+1 Trait® Definitions

Article
Standards: Writing
The 6+1 Trait® Writing analytical model for assessing and teaching writing is made up of 6+1 key qualities that define strong writing. This brief provides definitions and information on the model.

6+1 Trait® Rubrics (aka Scoring Guides)

Tools and Templates
Standards: Writing
The core of the 6+1 Trait® assessment model is the rubric. This site provides 5-Point and 6-Point sets for K-2 and 3-12. Both sets are field tested, research-based, and teacher friendly.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

Research
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"Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States'...

A Meta-analysis of the effects of computer technology on school students' mathematics learning

Research
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Make Use of Structure
This study examines the impact of computer technology (CT) on mathematics education in K-12 classrooms through a systematic review of existing literature. A meta-analysis of 85 independent effect...

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

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Due to the fast pace of change in the K-12 online learning field, many of the issues and concepts found in the first edition of this series required updates. This second edition of the National...

A Taxonomy of Reflection

Article
In an effort to assist schools in the process of reflection and creating reflective learning environments, the author presents his "Taxonomy of Reflection" which is grounded in Bloom's approach. The...

A Template for Self-Reflection on Teaching

Tools and Templates
This handout provides several suggestions for teachers engaging in post-lesson reflection.

A case study of enabling factors in the technology integration change process

This article details a case study that examined the integration of technology into a college-level science course over a period of six years. Through interviews and reviews of documents, the...

A five-step approach to planning for technology in new science spaces

Research
In this article, the author provides planning ideas for those building a new classroom space to ensure the accommodation of technology that will be available in the near future. Drawing upon an...

A mentoring model for interactive online learning in support of a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant

Research
This article summarizes the evaluation of the Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project, a technology professional development program designed to help teachers restructure teaching and learning...

A new generation of goals for technology education

Research
In this article, the author identifies a set of goal statements to guide curriculum for technology literacy in grades K?12. Using a modified Delphi panel, the author presented a number of goal...

A synthesis of empirical research on teaching mathematics to low-achieving students

Research
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments • Make Sense of Problems
This meta-analysis synthesizes the research on the effects of interventions designed to improve mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk for failure. It examined the...

Accommodations and Modifications

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This video explains the differences between accommodations and modifications for students who struggle, especially those with disabilities. 

Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities

Module
This interactive module provides an overview of accommodations for students with disabilities.  

Accountability policies and teacher decision making: Barriers to the use of data to improve practice

The authors present findings from their study of the use of accountability data from annual statewide student achievement tests in school decision-making. Drawing upon a longitudinal study of nine...

Activity-Based Implementation and Evaluation Plan Summary (Used as SETT Scaffold for Implementation and Evaluation Planning)

Tools and Templates
This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Writing
"This book chapter defines adolescent literacy, summarizes what we know about the literacy skills of adolescent and adults in the U.S., and presents a review of the research on effective literacy...