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Five Steps for Implementing a Successful 1:1 Environment

Article
This article describes the process of moving toward a 1:1 environment in the classroom.

Five Ways NOT to Teach Vocabulary

Article
Standards: Language • Foundational Skills
Details five common misconceptions in teaching vocabulary to students. Also mentions how to approach vocabulary lessons so that students learn more and have fun; includes five web resources.

Fluency #1: Repeated Reading

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Mr. Lam is addressing fluency on multiple levels: modeling and demonstration, repeated readings and paired readings, teaching strategies for word recognition in context, and the embedding of...

Fluency #2: Create Fluency Logs

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Ms. Talt’s 2nd grade class has been engaged in repeated readings. In this lesson, students will create a My Fluency Log PowerPoint slide and audio record repeated readings of the same text, leading...

Fluency #3: Formative Assessment

Lesson in Action
Standards: Foundational Skills
Mr. Mepp is working with his 2nd grade class to help them with fluency, so he has introduced repeated reading and fluency logs. In this lesson, students will create a My Fluency Log PowerPoint slide...

Focus on Fractions Answer Key

Tools and Templates
Printable answer key for the Focus on Fractions online quizzes for grades 4, 5, and 6. 

Fostering Reflection

Article
Expert teachers identify and replicate best practices. In reflecting on their practices, they therefore not only know what to do, but also why. A disposition toward reflection—and a good sense of...

Fostering Students' Evaluation Behaviour while Searching the Internet

Research
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The study used a quasi-experimental design to examine the effect of an intervention for teaching students how to evaluate social studies content on the Internet. Students in four 9th -grade classes...

Fostering the development of vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension through contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction

Research
Standards: Language • Foundational Skills
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of vocabulary instruction, using words with multiple meanings (i.e., contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction), on the vocabulary...

Four Principles Toward Teaching the Craft of Revision

Article
Standards: Writing
This short article highlights the importance of teaching revision as part of the writing process, and offers strategies and suggestions for teaching this skill to your students.

Fraction instruction for students with mathematics disabilities: Comparing two teaching sequences

Research
Standards: Model with Mathematics • Reason Abstractly • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The study compared the effectiveness of concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) and representational-abstract (RA) instructional sequences in teaching mathematics to middle- school students with...

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

Article
Learn more about the basics of game-based learning and how to apply game-based learning in the classroom.

Getting the Most from Technology Tools

Article
This Knowledge Brief addresses the topic of how to get the most from technology tools in order to inform educators and policymakers who are developing school or district technology plans.

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

Help Students Develop Reading Fluency

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Fluency is the ability to make text come alive by reading aloud accurately and with good expression. It is the underpinning of good reading comprehension and serves as a foundational reading skill...

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities Understand What they Read

Article
This article discusses visualization as a strategy for helping children with learning disabilities understand what they read, tips for implementation, and examples of graphic organizers appropriate...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Helping Students Learn with Reliable Wireless Connectivity

Article
Provides information about how reliable wireless access and mobile technologies can empower schools and classrooms.

Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Model with Mathematics
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand...

How Assistive Technology Enables Dreams

Video
This video provides an overview of some of the different types of assistive technology tools available, from voice-activated software to customized laptops, and provides example of how tech can...