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Assessment Overview: Beyond Standardized Testing

Video
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This video explains traditional standardized testing isn't the only way, or necessarily the best way, to gauge a student's knowledge and abilities. Many states are incorporating performance-based...

Bringing Passion to the Research Process: The I-Search Paper

Article
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This paper combines suggestions for carrying out the I-Search process with examples from classrooms.  It includes mini-lessons and handouts teachers can use.

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices

Research
"The goal of this practice guide is to present specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations that educators can use to improve literacy levels in adolescents in upper elementary, middle and...

Presenting: Presenting Research

Lesson in Action
Standards: Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects • Literacy in History/Social Studies
Ms. Lombardi’s Grade 6 class has been studying earthquakes and tectonic plates as part of an Earth Science unit. Thinking ahead to the upcoming sixth-grade science fair, Ms. Lombardi wants her...

Quick View: Teaching Students to Make Presentations

Quick View
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Standards: Speaking and Listening
Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with...

Revisiting The I-Search Process

Slideshow
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This PowerPoint describes the I-Search Process, explains the value, and compares it to traditional research. It provides suggestions for instruction.

Teacher Playlist: Using Tech to Help Your Students Make Effective Presentation

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Writing • Speaking and Listening
Developing an effective presentation for a specific audience requires students to read, write, speak, and listen. Regardless of the format (e.g., spoken, written, multimedia), prior to making a...

Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers

Research
"This guide, developed by a panel of experts, presents four recommendations that educators can use to increase writing achievement for elementary students and help them succeed in school and society...

The Impact of Digital tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

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The results of a survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers found that digital technologies had the potential to shape student writing in myriad ways. The...

The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: How Today’s Students are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning

Research
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This report focuses on three current educational technology trends mobile learning, online and blended learning and e-textbooks. It discusses the potential of these trends to enable, engage, and...

Using PowerUp for PD: Presenting

Professional Development Support Material
Standards: Speaking and Listening
Find general directions, suggested activities, and support materials/activities for the Slide Show, Teach with Tech, and the Lessons in Action to use in your professional development.