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Archive for January, 2011

Interactive Math and Science Simulations

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January 31, 2011
PHET

I recently came across the PhET website project that was developed by the University of Colorado. I have found it to be a really great resource for all grade levels. Here is a description of the site taken directly from their about page: PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free....
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Common Formative Assessments Using Study Island

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January 31, 2011
Common Formative Assessments Using Study Island

Our district subscribes to Study Island for its grades 2-8 students. The software started out primarily as a NJ Ask test prep tool. It has evolved into much more. Although there are many features that i could highlight I would like to talk about the Custom Assessment tool in this posting. The custom assessment...
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Interactive Sites to Teach Grammar

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January 25, 2011
Interactive Sites to Teach Grammar

I came across these two websites recently while working on an interactive curriculum portal for our Language Arts Department. Both sites contain interactive activities and games for teaching Grammar.  Learn English was developed by the British Council. It is designed for ESL students, but the activities can be used in any elementary language arts...
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Are we teachers?

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January 17, 2011
Are we teachers?

Today during our professional development sessions we introduced a new project that our Supervisor of Special Education, Director of Curriculum & Instruction and I have been working on called “The Pyramid of Intervention” The pyramid is an interactive resource for all teachers K-12. It provides faculty with resources, instructional strategies and interventions that can...
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The New Textbook

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January 10, 2011
The New Textbook

The Apple Ipad has taken off in the consumer market as the product of choice for tablet consumers. This device has extraordinary potential for the classroom. I do not normally conduct product reviews on this blogs. I will save my review of the Ipad for a later date. I would however like to introduce...
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