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Nguyen, Huong Tran; Watanabe, Megan Fujiko – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Twenty-five percent of students in the United States are children of immigrant parents, who are considered English language learners (ELLs). As a collective ELL group, their performance level on every measure from achievement scores to graduation rates tends to be lower than almost any other category of students. With over five million ELL…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Visual Aids, Physical Education, Physical Activities
Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L. – Guilford Publications, 2012
An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Reprography, Instructional Materials
Johnson, Doug – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, "The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide" is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
McKeown, Sally; McGlashon, Angela – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This practical teachers' guide will help you to unlock the enormous potential of new technology in order to enhance pupils' learning, particularly for young people with additional needs. Written by two of the UK's leading technology experts, this new resource will enable you to use ICT effectively to make lessons more accessible, motivating and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Cooper, Jewell E.; He, Ye; Levin, Barbara B. – Corwin, 2011
The increasingly diverse nature of today's schools and the need to increase the achievement of all students, no matter their background, requires 21st-century teachers to develop critical cultural competence. Looking at data is not enough. We have to know who our students are! This book shows you how to provide professional development that…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Cultural Awareness, Critical Thinking, Inservice Teacher Education
Johnson, LouAnne – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
This second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
Smilkstein, Rita – Corwin, 2011
This updated edition of the bestselling book on the brain's natural learning process brings new research results and applications in a power-packed teacher tool kit. Rita Smilkstein shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features…
Descriptors: Test Preparation, Curriculum Development, Brain, Creative Thinking
Murray, Christy S.; Wexler, Jade; Vaughn, Sharon; Roberts, Greg; Tackett, Kathryn Klingler; Boardman, Alison Gould; Miller, Debby; Kosanovich, Marcia – Center on Instruction, 2010
Effective reading interventions for students struggling in the early grades have been a focus of considerable research over the past 20 years (Foorman, Francis, Fletcher, Schatschneider, & Mehta, 1998; Foorman & Torgesen, 2001; Geva & Siegel, 2000; Klingner & Vaughn, 1996). Comparable research targeting older struggling students has only recently…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Difficulties, Reading Failure, Adolescents
Dressman, Mark – Teachers College Press, 2010
This cutting-edge guide presents multiple approaches to teaching poetry at the middle and high school levels. The author provides field-tested activities with detailed how-to instructions, as well as advice for how educators can "justify" their teaching within a high-stakes curriculum environment. "Let's Poem" will show pre- and inservice teachers…
Descriptors: Music, Poetry, Middle School Students, High School Students
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2009
Project-Based Learning (PBL) connects standards-based content to real-world scenarios through the use of projects to improve student achievement. By engaging students in authentic problems that do not have a predetermined solution, students learn both subject matter and critical 21st-century skills. This "Focus On" addresses what…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Active Learning, Student Motivation
Alberta Education, 2009
This guide to implementation is intended to support the Japanese Language and Culture 10-3Y, 20-3Y, 30-3Y Program of Studies. It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Japanese program of studies. Familiarity…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Program Guides, Program Effectiveness, Program Content
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Lucking, Robert A.; Christmann, Edwin P.; Whiting, Mervyn J. – Science Scope, 2008
"Mashup" is a new technology term used to describe a web application that combines data or technology from several different sources. You can apply this concept in your classroom by having students create their own mashup maps. Google Maps provides you with the simple tools, map databases, and online help you'll need to quickly master this…
Descriptors: Maps, Internet, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Lott, Debra – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2008
This article introduces a new "perspective" on the typical landscape painting. It is an opportunity for art students to study the local ecosystem and native trees in their community. Other aspects of this assignment are the study of Symbolism and a new focus on the natural designs created by exposed tree roots. (Contains 1 web link.)
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Ecology, Forestry, Art Activities
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Hess, Diana – Social Education, 2007
The ubiquity of documentary films in social studies courses, along with their potential to influence what students learn, clearly show that documentary films matter in social studies education. While the high rate of documentary film usage by social studies teachers indicates that they are amenable to bringing new films into their classrooms, they…
Descriptors: Navajo (Nation), Documentaries, Climate, Instructional Films
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Purcell, April D.; Ponomarenko, Alyson L.; Brown, Stephen C. – Science and Children, 2006
The challenge for today's elementary teachers is not "whether" but rather "how" to use computers to effectively teach students essential skills and concepts. One exciting way of meeting this challenge is to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer software that captures, manipulates, analyzes, and displays data on specialized layered…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Software, Plate Tectonics, Information Systems
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