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Makerspace for Education - Trish Roffey

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Makerspace for Education provides information and resources for incorporating makerspaces into the classroom for educators new to makerspaces and "makerspace maniacs" like the author....more
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Makerspace for Education provides information and resources for incorporating makerspaces into the classroom for educators new to makerspaces and "makerspace maniacs" like the author. This site takes you from the basics of the makerspace pedagogical framework through materials and tutorials for using makerspaces in the classroom. Use the links at the top of each page to find makerspace lessons and challenges, view videos to understand the constructs of makerspaces, and learn more about the different materials used in makerspaces. Videos reside on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, they may not be viewable.

tag(s): coding (72), makerspace (22), professional development (161), robotics (25)

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Both experienced and newbies to makerspaces should bookmark this site as an excellent resource for developing makerspaces. If new to makerspaces, consider using this site similar to a book study group with your peers. Break the site into different portions beginning with the Why Makerspace? section to learn about constructive ideology and the benefits of makerspaces. Work together to build a database of makerspace resources including professional development information and lesson ideas. Share these resources using Padlet, reviewed here. Padlet offers tools for collaborating and organizing information, use the column feature to organize resources by topics such as professional development, lesson ideas, videos, and makerspace blogs. As you use makerspaces, don't forget to share student successes and struggles as part of the learning process. Have students create a weekly or monthly podcast using Buzzsprout, reviewed here, to enhance their learning. Buzzsprout makes it easy to record podcasts in advance, then publish them on your desired time and date. Use FlipGrid, reviewed here, as a video response tool to have students modify their learning and share ideas and problem-solving methods with you and their classmates.
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Twitter Chat: Using Social Media to Increase Student Engagement - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from December 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Using Social Media to Increase Student Engagement. Through this chat, participants...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from December 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Using Social Media to Increase Student Engagement. Through this chat, participants will: 1. Discuss the benefits of using social media to increase student engagement, 2. Share ways to utilize social media to foster global learning experiences, and 3. Share helpful resources to begin to incorporate more social media into daily lessons. Find great tools and resources to help use social media to engage your students.

tag(s): social media (31), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tools and resources to create lessons that incorporate use of social media. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to social media use in the classroom. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Coding 101 - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Coding 101. Through this chat, participants will: 1. Explore the fundamentals...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Coding 101. Through this chat, participants will: 1. Explore the fundamentals of coding and creation, 2. Discuss ways to use technology to inspire our students to problem solve and think critically and 3. Share tech tools to help teachers introduce coding. Find great tools and resources to help create lessons that incorporate coding skills.

tag(s): coding (72), computers (102), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tools and resources to create lessons that incorporate coding. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to coding. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Personalize That Learning! - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Personalize That Learning! Through this chat, participants will: 1. Define personalized...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from November 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is: Personalize That Learning! Through this chat, participants will: 1. Define personalized learning and its characteristics 2. Share tech tools that aid in creating a personalized learning environment and 3. Share resources to help with lesson planning which incorporates personalized learning. Find great tools and resources to help create lessons that incorporate personalized learning strategies.

tag(s): differentiation (50), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tools and resources to create lessons that incorporate personalized learning. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to personalized learning. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Title Case Converter - Title Case Converter

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Make sure your headlines and titles are capitalized correctly with this fantastic tool! Type or paste in your title to convert to the correct capitalization of all words. Even better,...more
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Make sure your headlines and titles are capitalized correctly with this fantastic tool! Type or paste in your title to convert to the correct capitalization of all words. Even better, this site highlights changes made. Also, hover over each word in the correct title to see a pop-up explanation explaining why each word is or isn't capitalized. Modify the results to meet your needs using Associated Press, Chicago, MLA, or Wikipedia formatting.

tag(s): journalism (57), writing (364)

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Include this site with your other bookmarks for writing tools. Include a link on your class website and student computers for use at any time. Ask students to use the Title Case Convertor before publishing any of their work. Ask them to take a before and after screenshot and share any changes and why they were made. If you produce a class newsletter, this site is perfect for double-checking the use of correct capitalization. Consider using this site as part of a mini-lesson on creating and writing effective headlines.

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Twitter Chat: Engage, Enhance, Extend: Creating Authentic Lessons - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Engage, Enhance, Extend: Creating Authentic Lessons. Through this chat, ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Engage, Enhance, Extend: Creating Authentic Lessons. Through this chat, participants will: 1. Explore the main components of the Triple E Framework, 2. Discuss ways to successfully integrate technology into lessons, and 3. Share resources to leverage authentic engagement in the classroom. Find great tools and resources to integrate technology into your lessons while keeping the focus on learning goals through the understanding of the Triple E Framework.

tag(s): twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tools and resources to create authentic lessons that focus on the learning goal and integration of appropriate technology. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to the Triple E Framework and technology integration. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Make That MakerSpace! - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Make That MakerSpace! Through this chat, participants will: 1. Define ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from October 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Make That MakerSpace! Through this chat, participants will: 1. Define and discuss the basic components of a makerspace 2. Discuss technology integration into makerspaces and 3. Explore digital options to use in your makerspace area. Find great tools and resources to create or expand a makerspace in your classroom or school.

tag(s): collaboration (33), makerspace (22), STEM (199), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tools and resources to create or expand a makerspace! Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to makerspaces. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Tech Tools for Collaboration - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Tech Tools for Collaboration. Through this chat, participants will: 1. ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Tech Tools for Collaboration. Through this chat, participants will: 1. Discuss the importance of building collaboration skills in the classroom, 2. Discuss ways to integrate tech tools to foster student collaboration, and 3. Share tech tools that engage students in collaborative learning experiences. Find great tools and resources to foster student collaboration using technology.

tag(s): collaboration (33), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Find tech tools to foster student collaboration! Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to collaboration. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Tech Tools for Parent Communication - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Tech Tools for Parent Communication. Through this chat participants will: ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from September 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Tech Tools for Parent Communication. Through this chat participants will: 1. Define and explore basic principles of effective communication, 2. Share ways to share classroom experiences with parents, and 3. Share tech tools to facilitate school/home communication. Find great tools and resources to improve parent/teacher communication.

tag(s): communication (13), parents (57), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Improve your parent/teacher communication! Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to digital communication with parents. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Digital Storytelling - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from August 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Digital Storytelling. Through this chat participants will: 1. Define ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from August 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Digital Storytelling. Through this chat participants will: 1. Define and discuss the basic principles of digital storytelling, 2. Share tech tools that can be used for students to communicate and share knowledge, and 3. Share resources to help with lesson planning which incorporates digital storytelling. Peruse the tools and suggestions from our lead moderator and all participants.

tag(s): twitterchatarchive (56)

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Tell a story... digitally! Learn new tools and tips for using digital storytelling in your classroom. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information related to digital storytelling. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Infusing Global Learning Experiences - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Infusing Global Learning Experiences. Through this chat participants will: ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Infusing Global Learning Experiences. Through this chat participants will: 1. Discuss the tenets of global learning initiatives, 2. Share ways to utilize technology to facilitate global learning experiences, and 3. Explore ways to provide students with an audience beyond the classroom to share their knowledge. Read the many comments and suggestions by both the moderator and other participants.

tag(s): twitterchatarchive (56)

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Learn new ways to infuse global learning experiences. Share this chat with your colleagues looking for sites and information for their classroom. Explore the various tools that are shared.

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Twitter Chat: Technology and the 4Cs - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Technology and the 4Cs. Through this chat participants will: ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from July 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Technology and the 4Cs. Through this chat participants will: 1. Define and explore the 4Cs of education, 2. Share ways to integrate technology into 21st-century lesson planning, and 3. Share tech tools to facilitate higher order thinking and deeper learning. Learn more about the 4Cs and how to incorporate creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication in your classroom!

tag(s): collaboration (33), communication (13), creativity (120), critical thinking (116), twitterchatarchive (56)

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Are you looking for new ideas and tools for using the 4Cs in your class? View this archive with your team or colleagues looking for sites and information about using the 4Cs in the classroom. Explore the various tools that are shared by our edtech coaches.

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Twitter Chat: Using Social Media Practice Spaces in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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This archived Twitter chat is from June 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Using Social Media Practice Spaces in the Classroom. Through ...more
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This archived Twitter chat is from June 2018 and will open in TweetChat. The title of this chat is - Using Social Media Practice Spaces in the Classroom. Through this chat participants will: 1. Discuss ways to promote digital citizenship within the classroom, 2. Share tech tools and activities that can be used to allow students to practice social media skills, and 3. Collaborate with other educators to share promising practices around edtech in the classroom. Check out the resources that are shared and try the tips that are provided.

tag(s): social media (31), twitterchatarchive (56)

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OK2Ask: Level Up Your Google Forms: Differentiate with Branching - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from August 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Ever wish that you could provide the just right amount of scaffolding for...more
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from August 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Ever wish that you could provide the just right amount of scaffolding for each student during a lesson? Well, now you can use branching in Google forms. Learn to use the branching feature to provide additional help when a student misses a question, or to provide the just right challenge for those who need to be pushed. Use Google forms for assessment and reteaching and meet the needs of your entire class. Participants will: 1. Learn to create a branching Google Form; 2. Understand applications for use of a branching Google form; and 3. Plan for the use of Google forms in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at an intermediate technology level.

tag(s): assessment (118), differentiation (50), Google (34)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
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OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Padlet - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Transform your classroom activities by learning how to use Padlet. Need to spice...more
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Transform your classroom activities by learning how to use Padlet. Need to spice up your formative assessment? Looking for a tool to showcase student work that demonstrates comprehension? Want to provide your class with an important discussion and collaboration space? Look no further. You can use Padlet for all of this and more. Learn to easily add a layer of participation in your class that increases student engagement. Join us for this session, and your students will thank you! Participants will: 1. Learn basic use of Padlet; 2. Explore three different ways to use Padlet in the classroom; and 3. Plan for the use of Padlet in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): assessment (118), bulletin boards (20), collaboration (33)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
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OK2Ask: Microsoft in Education Day - Pajama-Compatible Professional Learning - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Looking for a way to get just-in-time personalized PD? We've got the ticket...more
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Looking for a way to get just-in-time personalized PD? We've got the ticket for you. Join us as we explore the multi-faceted, free Microsoft Educators Community, aka the MEC. The MEC provides online training courses, video Quick Tips, lesson plans, virtual field trips, educator communities, resources, and more. Whether you're a beginner or a tech ninja, you'll find something on the MEC to pique your interest and grow your teaching toolbox. Start making your learning path today! Participants will: 1. Understand the components of the MEC and how to navigate this PD-rich site; 2. Learn the steps to become a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE); and 3. Discover how to map out learning paths to fit their own professional growth. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): Microsoft (59), professional development (161)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
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OK2Ask: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time...more
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from July 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology-infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom. Participants will: 1. Locate resources within TeachersFirst to provide real-world learning experiences for their students; 2. Locate and evaluate effective, web-based tools and resources in support of teaching and learning, both for themselves and for their students; and 3. Plan to use TeachersFirst's value-added reviews to plan technology-infused lessons. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
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OK2Ask: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from June 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Looking for new tech tools to use? Go to the Cutting Edge with TeachersFirst!...more
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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session from June 2018, opens in Adobe Connect. Looking for new tech tools to use? Go to the Cutting Edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how this collection is categorized so you can explore the Edge on your own. Find inspiration and timesaving tools in this fast-paced session while learning classroom applications for these tools. Participants will: 1. Explore the Edge categories and tools available at TeachersFirst; 2. Prepare to plan and implement a student-centered, curriculum-related use of the resource(s) of choice as part of an upcoming teaching unit; and 3. Plan how to use one of the Edge tools for digital storytelling, communication, or creating study tools for your classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.
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Graphic Organizer Resources - TeachersFirst

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This collection of reviewed resources includes tools for creating graphic organizers and many suggestions for ways to use them in teaching almost any subject or grade. Be sure to read...more
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This collection of reviewed resources includes tools for creating graphic organizers and many suggestions for ways to use them in teaching almost any subject or grade. Be sure to read the "In the Classroom" suggestions for examples of ways to use graphic organizers as part of a lesson or unit.

tag(s): graphic organizers (40), mind map (24), venn diagrams (17)

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Whether you call them concept maps, mind maps, KWLs, or graphic organizers, these visual diagrams show relationships between concepts and provide a powerful tool for learning and connecting new ideas. Use graphic organizers to help your visual learners build reading comprehension. Find something for all grade levels in this collection.

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101 Ways to Teach Children Social Skills - Lawrence E Shapiro, Ph.D

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This book features information and activities for teaching social skills to students with a particular emphasis on those with social problems. Divided into nine major sections, the...more
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This book features information and activities for teaching social skills to students with a particular emphasis on those with social problems. Divided into nine major sections, the author suggests using information as part of a social skills curriculum or as a foundation for addressing specific issues like managing conflict and addressing feelings. In addition to teaching suggestions, this book includes activity sheets to use with students.

tag(s): conflict resolution (10), emotions (37), problem solving (292), social skills (22)

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Bookmark this resource for use when teaching social skills to students. Share information with school counselors and other professionals as part of your ongoing training in meeting the emotional and social needs of students. During lessons, compile student ideas and suggestions onto an online bulletin board like Lino, reviewed here. Include the bulletin board on your class webpage for students to review at home. Include student work, including video reflection, into an online portfolio using a tool like Seesaw, reviewed here. Seesaw allows you to upload video, images, and drawings to an ongoing individual portfolio. Have older students develop a game teaching players how to make good choices and deal with difficult situations. Use Scratch, reviewed here, to create the game.
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