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Jennifer Diaz

13 Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions - 149 views

  • These 13-teacher and expert-tested strategies will strengthen your students' ability to find and use evidence from any text
  • Texts that inspire questions encourage students to return to the text and find support for their answers
  • starting with one overarching focus question
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  • Require students to have evidence ready at the start of the discussion
  • "prove it"
  • evidence will actually open up a text to different interpretations
  • The challenge is getting students to expand and explain. To get students to explain why they choose a piece of evidence, provide them with a structure that moves from evidence to interpretation. Williams' students use a graphic organizer with three columns: They write their answer in the first column, note textual evidence in the second, and explain their evidence in the third.
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      I want to do this!
  • Use sentence starters strategically
  • In the text ... the author mentions ...
  • the author uses this evidence to ... this lets us know that ...
  • Give students enough time to flip through and find just the right piece of evidence. If other students are getting antsy, choose one of your always-ready students to share, then loop back to the student who needed time with the text
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      Good idea to keep the pace moving, while providing enough time to find better evidence.
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      And if you encourage a collaborative atmosphere, having students ALL look for evidence related to each person's idea will mean they are all engaged in searching whenever anyone makes a claim. Either choose someone who has found it, or have them mark the page and keep searching for more evidence. Then have students ALL GO to the passage cited, so they can closely follow and respond with additional or conflicting evidence.
  • "Just because there's more than one right answer," says Riley, "doesn't mean there's no wrong answer."
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      Part of what students do when they all look for evidence for each idea is to learn to weigh evidence for competing ideas and sift out "weaker" or unsupported answers from "stronger" claims. Brainstorming an idea that later doesn't pan out should not e seen as bad or wrong, but more accurately as the way idea-generating and sifting actually happens in many situations.
  • According to page
  • create an anchor chart
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      Create and authentic anchor chart of student/teacher generated starters and prompts.
  • Listen for how students personalize the discussion, and encourage them to develop their own voice.
  • go back to the text
  • They answer the focus question a second time, explain whether or not they changed their answers, and reflect on how the evidence brought up during discussion impacted their thinking.
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    Great ideas for 6th grade response to literature discussion and writing.
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    I haven't taught sixth grade for 3 1/2 years now, but if I ever go back to ms, I'd incorporate this into my weekly plans. One way I get my second graders to grow their thinking is by having them respond to one another using the following prompts:  I agree with the part about…  Going back to what you said about…  One thing I noticed…  One thing I pictured…  It reminded me of…  I am not sure what you are saying. Could you say it in another way?  I agree with what you are saying because…  What you just said matches what is in my mind because…  I hear what you are saying, but I see it differently because…  If what you said is true, is it not also true that…  That is true, but… Or - That is true, and…  Could you say more?  Could you give me an example?  I would like to add on to what _________ said.  I have an example of what you just said.  I wonder why…  I was surprised to see…  Another thing that goes with that is…  So are you saying…
Michele Rosen

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system - 133 views

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  • A game-based classroom response system For schools, universities, & businesses
  • Ask thought provoking questions
  • Easy-to-use, inclusive & highly engaging
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  • Students, take control of your own learning
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    This has got to be the funkiest instant poll, quiz, response site around. Create questions, quizzes and polls with optional uploaded images for participants to complete in real time from a computer or mobile device. The users access the quiz by using a pin code. The 'question master' gets the data back instantly and it is stored on the site or can be downloaded. This is superb for checking the knowledge of children in your class or that your audience is still awake. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
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    A fun online interactive, gamebased way to give quizzes. You can also do discussions and survey. Here is a short youtube video on how to use it, www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfoyDG8HG6A&list=UUaW4ssrzSaQeAZbA3mo73DQ
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    An easy and fun way to give quizzes. You can also do discussions and surveys. Here is a short youtube video on how to use it, www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfoyDG8HG6A&list=UUaW4ssrzSaQeAZbA3mo73DQ
Deborah Baillesderr

infuselearning - 95 views

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    This site offers an interactive way to assess your class by connecting your students to your lessons and response to every question on a range of devices, including mobiles. Make a virtual room and set up assessment quizzes, share links instantly and even get students to draw a response to your questions in real time. The data is collated so you can see where your students need more input. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Planning+%26+Assessment
A Gardner

Screenr - mrschwen: Video Tutorial: Integrating your class lists into the WiFli Student... - 77 views

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    one of several video tutorials
A Gardner

WiFli Student Response System - 198 views

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    google docs to automatically track student standards performance; Andy Schwen flipped class teacher created this; several vids related to this on his blog: mrschwen.blogspot.com
Scott Fisk

Student Response Network - 76 views

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    A great, cost effective Student response system! Free for NSW DEC teachers but also very cheap for non DEC educators! :-) Enjoy!
Michelle Mattson

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | ... - 141 views

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    Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
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     a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
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    Socrative is now live! They have been beta testing and it just came open to the public - so excited!
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    Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
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    Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Teachers can pose various questions to students, and once students respond, a report is generated in Excel format that can be used as assessment.
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    Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Beth Panitz

Response To Intervention & Universal Design For Learning Central - The place for sharin... - 64 views

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    Central site for sharing RTI and UDL information
Erin Crisp

Study: It's not teacher, but method that matters | detnews.com | The Detroit News - 81 views

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    Interactive methods of instruction more valuable than subject matter expertise on the part of the instructor. Study shows that clicker use in a highly interactive instructional setting works better than an experienced lecturer.
kim tufts

Using Diigo for narrative response | ICT in my Classroom - 1 views

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      sticky notes test
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    note test
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