vocabulary

Interactive History Posters and a Dictionary of Historical Terms

The beginning of the school year is when a lot of history teachers find themselves explaining why the study of history matters. (Likewise, teachers of other subjects find themselves explaining why the study of their content area is important). TeachingHistory.org offers a couple of explanations and examples in the form of interactive posters for students.  Doing History is Like Solving a Mystery is an interactive poster for elementary school students.

Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom

Newswordy is a great website that’s been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert...The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area appeared first on TeachThought.

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

Your students are bright, but they don’t always sound like it. Their diction is full of cliche and emaciated language that doesn’t reflect their inner voice, nor does it indicate their vocabulary level. You want...The post 600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary appeared first on TeachThought.

The Top 10+ Sites for a Successful 1:1 Laptop Program: Experiences from the Trenches

 Greetings from Rock Valley, Iowa, the land of cows and corn! As we wind up our school year this week, I have begun reflecting on just how much our approach to educating kids has changed since becoming 1:1 in our middle and high schools.

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