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Atkinson, Terry S.; Swaggerty, Elizabeth A. – Language Arts, 2011
NCTE's Framework for 21st Century Literacies (2008) prompted collaboration between a university professor and classroom teacher resulting in a professional inquiry project utilizing a Web 2.0 tool, Scrapblog, with fourth-grade students. This article describes implementation of this project, including both challenges and positive outcomes. The…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Empowerment, Cooperation, Rewards
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Morgan, Emily; Ansberry, Karen; Phillips-Birdsong, Colleen – Science and Children, 2010
Weather is a topic in science that is applicable to our lives on an everyday basis. The weather often determines what we wear, where we go, and what we do. This month's column focuses on clouds and the part they play in determining our weather. In the K-3 lesson, students learn about different cloud types and sculpt each type out of shaving cream.…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, National Standards, Scientific Concepts, Elementary Education