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Portier, Christine A.; Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Capitao-Tavares, Zelia; Rambaran, Kamla – Middle School Journal (J3), 2013
Homework is an important way for teachers to develop relationships with their students' parents and other caregivers. The learning activities teachers assign for homework provide parents a window into the content and skills their children are learning at school. Parents have a chance to participate in their children's schooling by…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Kronholz, June – Education Next, 2012
This article features Khan Academy which offers an online math program and short video lectures embedded in the "module", or math concept, that fit students' goals. By now, more than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Charter Schools, Test Results
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments
Harper, Meghan – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
The pairing of print and online reference resources is becoming more prevalent with the bonus for students and educators in the publishers' ability to keep the online information current. The availability of print resources along with companion online resources allows multiple access points that promote both choice and variety. Traditionally,…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Atlases, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Journell, Wayne – Social Education, 2009
One of the primary goals of social studies education in the United States is to prepare students for civically active, politically informed, and socially engaged democratic citizenship. Too often, however, the curricula fall short of this goal. Textbooks and state curriculum standards tend to portray citizenship as a static concept rather than an…
Descriptors: Propaganda, Textbooks, Democracy, Elections