TL2014 – Resources you may find useful… 09/18/2011
site for learning the process of developing characters, settings, and plots in creative writing. Word Tamer is set up as an interactive journey through a carnival of literary devices. As students move through the carnival they develop characters, develop a setting, and develop a plot for their stories. At each stop in the Word Tamer carnival students can print out the words they have written. Along the way there are videos to help students understand the roles of characters, settings, and plot development in crafting a good story.
A Guide to Interactive Class Travel: Virtual Field Trips & eField Trips
There are several different kinds of field trips for educators and students to go on. Some websites offer virtual field trip materials for educators, while others may provide streaming videos, video conferencing with professionals, or interactive tours. Educators have to choose the kind of efield trips that suit their students’ educational needs. Here is a list of links to websites that offer excellent virtual field trips.
Becoming a 21st Century School or District, Step 1: Adopt Your Vision | Edutopia
“This week we ask you to launch your 21st century journey. To put it simply: It begins with you, your personal vision. You need to be grounded in why you think we need a new model of education and what you think the essential student outcomes need to be in the 21st century. “
7 Myths About Internet Filters
Here are some common myths created both through ignorance and intent about Internet filters. These mistaken beliefs often result in poor decisions about the use of this software, leading to censorship of online resources . You and your school will be more successful in developing good policies about filtering if you have good information about why and how this software.
Intel Education: Seeing Reason Tool
Analyzing cause-and-effect relationships is important to understanding complex systems. With the Seeing Reason Tool students create visual maps of the factors and relationships in a cause-and-effect investigation. These maps make thinking visible and promote collaboration as students work together to refine their understanding.
Storyteller – Writing Prompts
Looking for writing prompts to get your students to write on a regular basis? The Storyteller blog is a frequently updated collection of writing prompts for you and your students.
Copyright Clarity- home
The accompanying wiki for Renee Hobbs book, “Copyright Clarity.”
Hohli – Online Charts Builder
Using the Hohli Online Charts Builder you can create bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, Venn diagrams, scatter plots, and radar charts.
S4PL – Space for Personalised Learning
In 2008 the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) set up a project to understand the relationship between the school environment and fundamental shifts in education that were rapidly establishing themselves as a priority, globally. The aim was for the project, Space for Personalised Learning, to identify the spatial features that supported schools in their ability to deliver the new ways of learning and make widely available detailed information on the design interventions – and the ways of arriving at them – that had been shown to achieve the desired change. This site compiles the output, including a final summary report, an interactive guide to the design process used by the team, facilitator guides and tools, and raw output files from the various pilot projects.
Bootstrap is a standards-based curriculum for middle-school students. The curriculum is focused on students creating their own videogames using purely algebraic and geometric concepts.
Reading and Writing Transmedia | Digital Is …
“We have told stories to each other since the dawn of human history. We instinctively organize our thoughts as stories. Well-crafted stories engage us, inform us, inspire us and – long after first hearing them – resonate with us. Stories have always carried messages and meaning for us long before writing, radio, film, television, or the internet helped us tell them. The core elements of story never change – character, plot, settings and obstacles to be overcome – but the ways in which we tell stories “
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