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Vicki Davis

Curriculum Exemplars | EngageNY - 7 views

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    Engage NH has some examples of lessons that they consider exemplars for English Language arts grades 6-12 and math grades 1,2,7, and high school. IF you're looking to see what this looks like in practice, here are some that you'll want to review.
edutopia .org

Unlocking Learning Mastery | Edutopia - 8 views

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    Gamification is one response. By embedding diverse achievements into activities and assessments, learning progress can be refracted infinitely. These systems would be able to more flexibly respond to unique learner pathways and abilities, and would further serve as encouragement mechanics -- instead of one carrot stick, there are hundreds. And not just carrots, but every fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Julie Shy

Gooru - 10 views

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    Gooru is a free platform for students and teachers to access standards-based online resources in organized "playlists" for learning. Created by a Google employee, it's run by a nonprofit group called Ednovo. Students can access "ClassBooks"-collections of textbooks, videos, and assessments-on any topic, and they can interact with their peers and teachers while studying. Teachers can search for standards-aligned web resources organized into "ClassPlans," which they can customize and share with the larger community. In short, educators can use the site to search and teach, while students can use it to search and study; the website's tagline is "learning is social."
Vicki Davis

Quadbase: Question banking made easy. - 0 views

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    Another piece from connextions - a website and shared question bank that includes all questions that are open licensed and let you mix and remix around your topic. This is all for creating assessment tools that you can use to make tests, homework, or embed in your online learning. Another great place to share with your teachers (and save money.)
Suzie Nestico

Teaching and Assessing Creativity - WeAreTeachers - 1 views

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    Useful rubrics for assessing creativity & innovation Catalina rubric on critical and creative thinking (as well as several other fantastic rubrics): http://www.cfsd16.org/public/_century/centMain.aspx   Metiri's creativity rubric http://akron4.metiri.wikispaces.net/Creativity+Rubrics   A great blog post on the subject by The Science Goddess, one of my favorite Twitter people to follow: http://blog.whatitslikeontheinside.com/2009/10/curiouser-and-curiouser.html   Good perspective from a career cluster perspective: http://www.careerclusters.org/resources/institutes/cci2006/pre-institute/Creativity-InnovationFinal....  
Suzie Nestico

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. « Granted, but… - 7 views

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    If curriculum is a tour through what is known, how is knowledge ever advanced?
Vicki Davis

Lesson Plan | What Is Modern Slavery? Investigating Human Trafficking - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    Lesson plan to help you cover human slavery. This is hard topic but you cannot blame those who did nothing about slavery in the Civil War if you turn a blind eye to the unpleasantries of our world. This is from the New York Times and I am going to use it with my 9th graders on Monday.
Nancy White

Parents' Guide to Student Success | PTA - 7 views

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    Common Core standards in plain english by grade level! Nice.
Vicki Davis

Secondary: English: KS3 Drama: Plays by Title teaching resources - TES - 10 views

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    Here's the page that high school literature teachers will want to go to. On the left hand side you'll see "Sub Sub topic" and you can click  on the play. Click More and you can see even more plays. This way you can find information by play. One of the things I found is a popular resource that uses Simpsons Images linking to Macbeth. (Not sure about copyright but  it is there and is very popular.) Curriculum directors will want to share this with their English departments.
darren mccarty

President's Day Game - 6 views

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    How many Presidents do you recognize? There are over 4000 K-12 games for teachers and students on http://www.bubbabrain.com
Vicki Davis

UK Education Systems - Education - British Council USA - 1 views

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    This helpful page from the British Council explains the differences between the UK and US educational systems. They have had a national curriculum since 1992.
edutopia .org

How One School Beats the Odds Every Day | Edutopia - 5 views

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    How One School Beats the Odds Every Day
Jodie Riek

Teacher Excellence Narrows the Achievement Gap | Edutopia - 4 views

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    By embracing research-backed instructional design, consistent PD, and strong, caring relationships, all boats are rising and teachers have gone from surviving to thriving at this once-failing middle school.
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