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How Teachers Feel About Technology In The Classroom

How effective technology actually is in enhancing learning depends on how it functions in the learning process. Outside of David Blaine, few things are magic. The following visual is interesting because it explains how technology...The post How Teachers Feel About Technology In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

What You Need To Know About The Next Generation Science Standards

While the Common Core standards have been released and are making their way into classrooms across the United States, they do not contain Science content, but rather simply suggest a literacy component across all content...The post What You Need To Know About The Next Generation Science Standards appeared first on TeachThought.

13 Alternatives To “I Don’t Know” And “I Can’t”

Saw this on pinterest this evening and thought it was great. Sentence stems can be powerful ways to “start” students talking where they are unsure of themselves–used them quite a bit to help students respond...The post 13 Alternatives To “I Don’t Know” And “I Can’t” appeared first on TeachThought.

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Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness

by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, Institute for Habits of Mind A Whole Child Deserves A Whole Teacher: Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness A lot is said and written about the whole...The post Using The Habits Of Mind To Promote Teacher Happiness appeared first on TeachThought.

Ready To Grow? 20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network

Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientists; professional networks allow the scientific community to...The post Ready To Grow? 20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network appeared first on TeachThought.

The Demands Of Teaching: 10 Top Teacher Training Needs

by Justin Marquis, Ph. D “Those who can’t do, teach.” –Anonymous As someone with a teaching license who has also taught at the university level, I have always found this offhanded dismissal of educators at...The post The Demands Of Teaching: 10 Top Teacher Training Needs appeared first on TeachThought.

101 Teaching Tips, Secrets, And Ideas For 2013

The title is self-explanatory and the context is fairly clear, so let’s dispense with the introduction and just get to the list, shall we? 101 Teaching Tips, Secrets, And Ideas For 2013 If the students...The post 101 Teaching Tips, Secrets, And Ideas For 2013 appeared first on TeachThought.

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Vocabulary Instructional Strategies: Marzano’s 6-Step Process

by Kimberly Tyson, Ph. D. Vocabulary and its strong relationship to comprehension has been verified over and over again. Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read as well as reading to learn. We...The post Vocabulary Instructional Strategies: Marzano’s 6-Step Process appeared first on TeachThought.

A few shout outs and a woof

Before the semester comes to a crashing halt, and we all go off to hibernate for a while, I wanted to get out at least one more post here on LLU to thank  the people whose incredible work with technology has made my job as a language teacher so much fun this past semester.  I want to share their work with you, tell you how wonderful it is, but also give you links as to how you too can take, adopt, play and create with these tools as well. Enjoy!
#1:  To my colleague Justin, the class blogging tool he has created:

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